Google Campus London (2016-2017)
Aims to help the London ecosystem thrive by providing a physical space for startups – a seven-storey building in East London – with an open workspace and open access event spaces, mentoring, and innovative programming such as Founders over 50, #poctech and Campus for Mums.
When Campus first launched in 2012, there was a clear need for a more closely-knit community, and for quality education in early-stage space designed to equip new entrepreneurs with the right tools. While early-stage still forms the majority of the programme, a real need for further support for scaleups has been identified. Campus is beginning to pilot programming to help them. In 2015, startups based in the network have raised over £50m in funding and created more than 1,000 jobs. Approximately 750 events were hosted in 2015. The Campus model is now in five other locations: Madrid, Sao Paulo Seoul, Tel Aviv and Warsaw.
This programme is associated with Recommendation 12 of the Scale-Up Report.