Google to open innovation Campus for start-ups in Poland
June 6, 2014
Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt and Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk
IT giant Google will open a modern center for supporting technological start-ups - Google Campus in Warsaw next year, Google Polska has said.
Campuses are Google's spaces for entrepreneurs to learn, connect and build companies, receiving mentorship and training from their local start-up community, experienced entrepreneurs and Google teams..
Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt discussed the project with the Polish PM Donald Tusk on Wednesday during his visit in Poland on the occasion of the 25the anniversary of Polish democracy.
“We are proud to see such a vigorous development of start-up community in Poland”, Schmidt said in a statement released by Google Polska.“Our hope is that Campus Warsaw will supercharge tech entrepreneurs, strengthen the startup ecosystem, and encourage even more innovation in Poland,”
"Google started as a start-up in a garage, so supporting start-ups is part of our DNA," Schmidt also said.
Poland's Campus will be launched in H1 2015 and will be the third Google Campus in the World after London and Tel-Aviv.
The Campus will offer 1,800 sqm of office space that can be rented by firms to hold meetings with investors. It will also provide tech innovators with mentoring and training from both Google employees and experienced entrepreneurs.
Start-ups will have to pay around several hundred euro annually for access to all campus facilities.
According to the statement by the Head of Google for Entrepreneurs Europe, Eze Vidra the new campus represents only part of Google's ongoing investment throughout the region. It has also opened the Google for Entrepreneurs Krakow program and. along with Warsaw University, it has launched the Digital Economy Lab.