Google has revealed that this September the search giant will be opening a dedicated developer space in San Francisco. The location will be used as a base of operations for startup efforts including Launchpad Accelerator, which is an equity-free mentorship program that seeks to help late-stage tech startups get off the ground in emerging markets.
The company claims their goal is to bridge the gap that is growing between the ivory tower of Silicon Valley and the number of quickly growing markets across the world. The Facility will be over 14,000 square feet and will also be used to host a number of events in the future.
Codelabs, Design Sprints, Google Developer Group community meetups, and Tech Talks will all be held at the location in the future.
At its core, the facility will serve as a kind of boot camp that intends to bring promising young developers up to speed as quickly as possible. Google is dedicating 20 teams to the Launchpad Accelerator project alone in the hopes that they can help developers in India, Indonesia, Brazil, and Mexico achieve their goals.
“Startups in these markets are tackling critical local problems, but they often lack access to the resources and network we have here,” says Roy Glasberg, the global lead of Launchpad Accelerator. “This dedicated space will enable us to regularly engage with developers and serve their evolving needs, whether that is to build a product, grow a company or make revenue.”
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