Google Expands Its Entrepreneurial Network With Austin Incubator
Google's Tech Hub Network, which brings together tech entrepreneurial communities around the nation, added a new member group–this time in Austin, Texas.Google's fledgling Tech Hub Network for entrepreneurial communities around the United States is growing again, as the Austin, Texas-based Capital Factory joins Google's continuing efforts to help startups by providing Google help, resources, advice and more. The addition of the Capital Factory was announced by John Lyman, head of partnerships at Google for Entrepreneurs, in a May 6 post on the Google Official Blog. The Tech Hub Network is an initiative of the Google for Entrepreneurs program. "Austin is home to some of the best barbecue in the country, a killer live music scene, and an energy that can match any other city in the world," wrote Lyman. "It's no coincidence, then, that it's also home to some of the most creative entrepreneurs out there, which is why we're pleased to welcome Capital Factory, an Austin-based incubator and co-working space for startups, to the Google for Entrepreneurs Tech Hub Network. The city's thriving startup community and deep bench of engineering talent, combined with its natural creativity and eclecticism, make it the perfect place to expand." Google launched the Tech Hub Network in September 2013 to help fuel search giant's efforts in aiding entrepreneurial groups around the nation. The addition of the Capital Factory means that the Tech Hub Network, a group of partner organizations across the U.S. that are involved in activities, from hosting accelerator programs for talented developers to providing desks for entrepreneurs, has grown to eight members so far, wrote Lyman.
"Google for Entrepreneurs provides funding to all the hubs and gives them access to mentorship opportunities and Google products," he wrote.