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Google to open Warsaw startup campus

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Nick Hodge 05.06.2014 10:01
Executive Chairman of Google Eric Schmidt announced the company's plans to open a centre for tech startups in Warsaw while in the Polish capital on Wednesday.

Executive Chairman of Google Eric Schmidt (L) and Prime Minister Donal Tusk (R) on Wednesday in Warsaw. Photo: PAP/Rafal Guz

Schmidt discussed the plan with Prime Minister Donald Tusk during a meeting between celebrations marking the 25th anniversary of the free elections that ended communism in Poland.

Google Campus Warsaw will be the third such venture for the internet giant, following on from outlets in London and Tel Aviv.

The premise is to provide a space for entrepreneurs “to learn, connect, and build companies that will change the world,” according to Google.

The space will cover 1800 square metres, and it is scheduled to open in the first half of 2015.

Budding businessmen will get “unparalleled access to mentorship and training from their local startup community, experienced entrepreneurs, and Google teams,” the company says.

“Google started as a start-up in a garage, so supporting start-ups is part of our DNA,” Schmidt reflected in an official statement.

“Our hope is that Campus Warsaw will supercharge tech entrepreneurs, strengthen the startup ecosystem and encourage even more innovation in Poland.”

Google has been present in Poland since 2006, and it currently has three offices in the country, employing 500 people.

In January 2013, it launched the Google for Entrepreneurs Krakow Programme, which also fosters entrepreneurial talent. (nh)

Source: Google, IAR

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