During the month of its 14th birthday, Google launched a new program this afternoon, called “Google for Entrepreneurs,” that aims to be an “umbrella for our several dozen programs and partnerships around the world that support startups and entrepreneurs.” Google said there are roughly 400 million entrepreneurs across 54 countries, and it hopes to use this program to keep entrepreneurship “that helped get us where we are today” spreading. With the program, Google will focus on three key areas:
- Partnerships with strong organizations that serve entrepreneurs in local communities
- Google-led programs to bring our teams and our tools directly to entrepreneurs
- Placing relevant Google tools in the hands of startups as they are getting off the ground and ready to scale
Google also kicked-off its first annual Google for Entrepreneurs Week, which will consist of entrepreneurs in 28 cities across 13 countries hosting events in their communities, with the hopes of spreading entrepreneurship. [Google Blog via Google+]
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