Archive for April, 2012
Google has joined hands with the UK government’s project Campus which has opened it’s doors providing tech start ups along with mentoring and a free work space.
The facility was opened on March 29th in London’s old street with a visit by chancellor George Osbourne. Eze Vidra, Google’s head of campus said “East London is emerging as a world-leading entrepreneurial hub, and we’re excited to be a part of it “. According to reports from BBC, Osbourne said “We want the UK to become the hub for technology in Europe as a whole”.
Access to café and hi speed wi-fi is being provided for every visitor. Seminars, hosting talks and mentoring programs from industry experts will be conducted in the Campus.
Eric Van Der Kliej, the chief executive of Tech city said “The opening of the campus is a real milestone for Tech City, sending a clear signal to the world that the area is fast becoming a global centre for entrepreneurship and innovation”.
Tech city initiative was launched in the year 2010 and the number of technology firms has risen from 200 to 700. 90% of the campus capacity has been filled by Google with more than 100 people on site.