Accelerate business growth with Startup Launch & Launchpad Online

NOV 13, 2014
Last June, we launched Startup Launch, a program to help tech startups at all stages become successful on the Google Developers platform and open-source technologies. So far, we’ve helped more than 3,000 entrepreneurs transform their ideas into burgeoning websites, services, apps, and products in 150 countries. Hear some of their stories from the Czech Republic, Poland, Kenya, Brazil and Mexico in our Global Spotlight playlist.

Launchpad Online

Today, we’re bringing the program to a wider audience with a new web series called Launchpad Online, to share knowledge based on questions we’ve had from entrepreneurs using our products. The series kicks off with technical instruction from Developer Advocate Wesley Chun on getting started with Google developer tools and APIs and over time will expand to include topics covering design and distribution.
This show accompanies our established "Root Access" and “How I:” series, which bring perspective and best practices to developers and entrepreneurs on a weekly basis.

Launchpad Events

Launchpad Online follows the curriculum set out by our ongoing Launchpad events, week-long bootcamps for startups in select cities. In 2014, over 200 startups participated in events in Tel Aviv, London, Rio de Janeiro, Berlin, and Paris, which consisted of workshops on product strategy, UX/UI, engineering, digital marketing and presentation skills. Check out our videos covering recent events in Paris and Berlin here.

You’re invited

In addition to events and online content, the program offers product credits to participants, from $500 of Cloud Platform and AdWords credits to startups who are just starting off, up to Google’s Cloud Platform startup offer of $100,000 USD in Cloud Credit offerings to startups ready to scale their business. You can apply for these benefits, and to be selected for future Launchpad events, at Startup Launch runs in conjunction with our Google Business Groups and Google Developer Groups on the ground. Together, these communities have hosted more than 5,000 events in 543 cities and 104 countries this year, helping startups connect with other developers and entrepreneurs. Attend an upcoming business or developer event near you. We hope to see you there!

Posted by Amir Shevat, Global Startup Outreach Program Manager, Google Developer Relations