Cloud computing enabling entrepreneurship in Africa

In 2007, 33-year-old Vuyile moved to Cape Town from rural South Africa in search of work. Unable to complete high school, he worked as a night shift security guard earning $ 500/month to support his family. During the rush hour commute from his home in Khayelitsha, Vuyile realized that he could earn extra income by […]

Celebrating the spirit of entrepreneurship with the new Google for Entrepreneurs

Startups and entrepreneurs have the power to build technologies and creative solutions that transform the world and move us forward. Innovation is happening everywhere: There are approximately 400 million entrepreneurs across 54 countries, and 69 million early-stage entrepreneurs offering new products and services. As Google turns 14 this month, we’re celebrating this creative spirit and […]

Supporting entrepreneurship in France at Le Camping

Entrepreneurs all around the world are building technologies that empower their communities and address both local and global audiences. Last week, a team of Googlers from 10 countries gathered in Paris to spend time with entrepreneurs and startups at Le Camping, an accelerator program that’s part of Silicon Sentier, an association focused on supporting promising […]

Accelerating diversity in entrepreneurship with NewME

For the last three months, the NewMe Accelerator class of spring 2012 has been fully immersed in the entrepreneurial process. The NewMe “founders” have been busy working long days at The Hub in San Francisco and living together in a house nearby. The goal: to develop, design and launch new startup companies. Last week these […]

In Nashville, the sweet sound of entrepreneurship

Nashville and Silicon Valley have a lot in common. They’re both filled with smart, creative people building businesses together. Nashville’s start-up scene may be less well known, but it’s bursting with energy and creativity like the rest of the city, and on April 19, we brought our Google for Entrepreneurs program down to the home […]

Jagriti Yatra: a journey of entrepreneurship through India

As part of our ongoing commitment to entrepreneurship around the world, we recently took part in a worthy experiment crisscrossing India. Jagriti Yatra is an annual train journey that takes more than 400 of India’s highly motivated youth (ages 20-26) on an 15-day trip to introduce them to India’s challenges, and to the individuals and […]