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Campus London to focus on tech startups following residency programme launch

Campus London - Google’s centre for supporting the UK’s startup community - has announced the launch of its ‘Tech for Good’ residency.

The four-month growth-stage programme will see Campus London house and support six promising startups from the tech-for-good sphere.

The programme offers residents access to the Campus London community, Google resources and global industry experts, as well as tailored technical and business support.

The new residents were selected from hundreds of applicants and chosen based on their potential for delivering technological innovation, and harnessing the power of technology to improve daily living.

Amrit Dhir, head of Campus London, said: “The goal for our first ‘Tech for Good’ Campus Residency is to bring together exceptional individuals who share a passion for building a better world for everyone.

“We offer founders unparalleled access to resources such as mentorship and Google teams and tools, all which enable them to collaborate with Googlers, with each other, and with entrepreneurs across our global networks.

“‘Tech for Good’ seeks to harness technology by enriching the lives of those far beyond the startup community and tech industries.”

The founders pitched to a Google panel and a select group of VCs from the Google network including: Google UK, Google Cloud, programme partner Seedcamp, accelerator for good Bethnal Green Ventures and diversity-focused venture capital firm Zinc VC.

The move sees Campus London work to support a growing sector estimated to be worth $12trn globally over the course of the next 10 years.

As well as Campus London facilities, the new residents also have access to the latest G Suite tools and Google Cloud Platform hosting.

In addition to this, Google will provide support, mentoring and training to help these businesses continue to grow and succeed. Google invests in the residents to aid industry growth, and demand nothing in return.

Founder of machine learning and quantum physics startup, GTN, Noor Shaker, added: “This is an invaluable opportunity for us to broaden our network and learn from industry experts how to use internal tools for rapid growth, and most importantly, tap into Google’s expertise in areas like machine learning.

“We are so passionate about the service we are providing and are excited that Campus London is, too.”

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