Half a year from now, Google Campus Berlin will be our new neighbour.
Should we drop off a basket of cookies and milk? Share our wifi password while they get settled? Ask for an autograph? If you can’t tell, we’re rather excited about the news.
Google Campus comes to Kreuzberg
In autumn 2017, Google will be setting up shop in our humble home here at Umspannwerk in Kreuzberg (Ohlauer Str. 43). It will be the company’s seventh Google Campus, and the first in Germany. The other six Google Campus locations are London, Tel Aviv, Seoul, Warsaw, Sao Paulo, and Madrid. Not a bad crowd.
“We are firmly convinced that the future holds more growth potential for entrepreneurs and we want to contribute our part,” said Mary Grove, director of Google for Entrepreneurs and Campus, in a statement on the company’s official blog.
“Our goal for Google Campus Berlin is to support the existing startup ecosystem even more and to promote entrepreneurship.”
Simply put, Campus is a community of entrepreneurs and a global network of spaces where big ideas shape the future.
Here’s a taste of what you can expect from Google Campus Berlin:
As one of the most influential companies of our time, Google Campus Berlin has set lofty expectations. It will be a place “where entrepreneurs can learn, connect, and create companies that will change the world.” Imparting practical knowledge – whether it be product management or design – is one of initiative’s primary pillars. Start-ups in Google’s various campuses have so far raised around 260 million euros of funding and created more than 4,600 new jobs around the world.
The move speaks volumes about Berlin’s potential as a hub for start-ups and entrepreneurship and, by extension, the environment we’ve fostered here at Transistor.
We look forward to complementing Google’s effort to boost Berlin’s startup scene and support for the next generation of business leaders.