Google coming to Atlanta... for entrepreneurs

'Google for Entrepreneurs' coming to Atlanta

ATLANTA -- On Wednesday “Google for Entrepreneurs” announced it is coming to Atlanta’s TechSquare Labs.

That's significant since there are only 26 tech hub partnerships like this in the world. 

The development brings three major headings.

First, as a “Google for Entrepreneurs” partner, TechSquare Labs will offer mentoring from Google for Atlanta start ups companies.  Google will also select the top tech developers and give them a chance to pitch for funding in Silicon Valley. 

All of this comes as the city of Atlanta prepares to announce 250 new tech jobs on Thursday.  

“You need a canvas to create art. If you’re a musician you need a studio to make music.  And for us you need a space to dream big," TechSquare Labs founder Paul Judge said. "You need a space to write code, you need a space to bring those ideas to life.” 

Inside TechSquare Labs, a former Office Depot building in Midtown has been upgraded into tech-space for startups.

“It’s a collaborative environment, a lot of people working on different things," entrepreneur Pavleen Therkral said.  "It’s really great because we can reach out to each other and we have our own expertise and ask questions.” 

They can also Google the answer – literally. Google will be in-house to help.

“Engineers, business people, our fiber team will come and provide their expertise, their resources to this community,” Google for Entrepreneurs’ Brigette Beam said.

Brighter tech could bring bigger investment to the city.

“I am highly confident that we are going to move up to at least number seven when venture capital investment comes to support entrepreneurs like the ones here today,” said Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed.

Reed said to expect an announcement about the 250 new tech jobs on Thursday at 4 p.m. That’s when he will reveal the name of the company that’s hiring.

(© 2017 WXIA)


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