One of Singapore’s largest coworking and entrepreneur-building community, Impact Hub, announced its partnership with Google for Entrepreneurs yesterday, becoming the company’s first tech hub partner in Southeast Asia. Members can now take advantage of Google for Entrepreneurs’ global network and resources, spanning dozens of coworking spaces and community programmes across 135 countries.
At the launch, Grace Sai, CEO and Co-Founder, Impact Hub Singapore, said, “We are proud to be the first Google for Entrepreneurs tech hub partner in Southeast Asia, and we are looking forward to being the go- to place for entrepreneurs, not only for local Singaporean companies, but also for startups from around the world that wish to build and scale their business in Singapore and Southeast Asia.”
Impact Hub Singapore’s range of services for startups include mentoring programmes, incubation, networking events, fundraising workshops, consultancy with experts, marketing support, and access to a global network of more than 100 Impact Hubs on five continents with over 20,000 Hubbers.
Bradley Horowitz, VP of Product Management, Google, who leads Google for Entrepreneurs globally, added, "Grace and her team are indispensable members of the Singapore startup community, and Impact Hub is an innovation leader not only for Singapore but across greater Southeast Asia. Google for Entrepreneurs is all about providing the best of Google's resources to our global partner network.”
As members of the Google for Entrepreneurs network, Impact Hub Singapore and the greater Singapore startup community will have access to new resources including training and mentorship opportunities and access to Google programmes and products including:
- Google for Entrepreneurs global programmes: Hubbers can now apply to the incredible programmes - Google runs for entrepreneurs, including Google for Entrepreneurs Exchange, a series of week- long, vertically-specific global immersion programmes aimed at helping startups gain access to new markets and insights, and Google Demo Day an event that brings together a diverse group of startups from around the world to showcase their technology and meet top investors and mentors in Silicon Valley.
- Google Resources: Relevant startups will be eligible for Google product offers and have access to local and international mentorship from Google advisors.
- 30 new coworking seats: From August onwards, Impact Hub Singapore will open 30 free coworking seats per day in the coworking area be even more inclusive and welcoming to the tech- curious as well as to current and aspiring entrepreneurs.
Impact Hub Singapore is a coworking community comprising of over 650 members, from ideation stage startups to billion-dollar ‘Unicorn’ ventures. Members get access to funding, capacity building, community connections, and international. Impact Hub Singapore is part of a global network of Impact Hubs, located in 86 countries around the world.