Google launches Campus Tel Aviv

Published on Tuesday, 11 December 2012 by Webmaster

Google launches Campus Tel Aviv
"What once appeared imaginary is becoming real," Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday morning at the inauguration of Google's Campus Tel Aviv.

The Campus stretches over 1,500 square meters (16,145 square feet) and includes an area for events that will serve as a meeting and workshop place for the startup community.

Google officials said they had met with most members of the Israeli high-tech industry, including entrepreneurs and startup companies, and realized that they were short of a physical space which could be used as a platform for meetings between the entrepreneurs.

Along with the Campus, Google launched a website called campustelaviv.com, where entrepreneurs can find information on the Campus activities and reserve the place for events – free of charge.

The Campus will also provide direct access to Google teams and other industry experts and provide a device lab which includes tablets, smartphones and other devices for the purpose of checking and matching applications.

The inauguration of Campus Tel Aviv comes about nine months after the inauguration of Campus London, and is part of Google's efforts to make itself accessible to society and promote entrepreneurships around the world through Google for Entrepreneurs.

"We are aware of the huge talent that has turned Israel into the 'startup nation,' and we are interested in the success of the next generation of entrepreneurs," said Yossi Matias, the managing director of Google's Israel R&D Center. "We are launching Campus Tel Aviv as part of Google's efforts to promote entrepreneurship and innovation and in a bid to provide expertise and knowledge in cooperation with technological incubators, acceleration programs and other partners."

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