Google opens campus for start-ups in Tel Aviv

10 Dec 2012

Just months after opening a campus in East London for budding start-ups, Google has announced today that it is setting up a similar campus in Tel Aviv, Israel, to help support the city’s start-up community.

Campus London, launched in March, features seven floors of co-working space for start-ups at its East London base.

As for Campus Tel Aviv, a Google Blog post indicates that the event and community space will also be home to an accelerator programme for early stage start-ups and developers.

Google said the campus will have a ‘device lab’ for developers to test their projects on different devices, plus there will also be a dedicated ‘hackspace’ area for companies to run hackathons.

For the accelerator programme, the internet giant will be partnering with tech incubators and accelerator programmes, such as IDC Elevator and the Silicon Valley-founded accelerator UpWest Labs.

Google said the Launch Pad initiative will be a two-week bootcamp for more than 100 start-ups each year to help them with product strategy, technology, marketing and business development.

Tel Aviv image via Shutterstock

Carmel Doyle was a long-time reporter with Silicon Republic