Google For Entrepreneurs Report Shows Program's Progress

Google has released its annual Google for Entrepreneurs Report, providing a general overview of program attendance, finances, and other advances made since tracking started two years ago. For those who may not be aware, the program includes six 'campuses, around the globe. Those provide a space for startups and entrepreneurs to meet up and develop ideas as well as meeting with others attempting to get their own businesses off the ground. The goal is to provide participants with a place to gain insights into their respective industries and connected industries, in addition to offering the opportunity to collaborate where possible. The latest report covers London, Tel Aviv, Warsaw, and Madrid for 2017 and among the key highlights, women now account for 39-percent of participants. That's not necessarily a massive gain, up from the 30-percent reported just three years ago, but shows that some progress has been made in promoting more opportunity to women in business and technology.

Job creation is another key aspect of the program and Google's figures show that for the last year, those numbers have been predominantly positive too. Tel Aviv's campus stands out amongst its sister sites, having created more than 9,000 jobs and employing around 479 people. It also raised just over $5.36 million for a total of around $132.9 million raised since opening. Campus Madrid generated the next highest number of jobs, 927, employing 2,064 individuals and raising approximately $88.6 million in 2017. Madrid has generated around $131.7 million in funding over the course of its existence. Setting aside jobs figures, London's campus has done better than others since being opened with just over $256.55 million raised overall and $52.4 raised for 2017. Employment figures for the campus, meanwhile, are reported at 1,309 individuals while 523 jobs were created in 2017. Last but not least, Campus Warsaw generated 416 jobs, with a total of 748 created so far and just shy of $10.5 million raised over the past year. Warsaw has managed to raise just under $16.5 million in total.

The results are actually just a small part of a substantial number of programs in education, employment, and general outreach Google currently has implemented over more than a decade. As with many of those other programs, the search giant says that in spite of its accomplishments so far, there is still plenty of room for growth and improvement.

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