Are you looking for a way to launch your startup? Why not consider one of Google’s three ideal locations. You will receive a multitude of benefits at no cost to you simply for joining the program. With equity-free support, two weeks of free training with all expenses covered for you at Headquarters, and credits for products you’ll be off to a great start. You’ll also receive PR training, have global media opportunities, and gain access to Google’s resources (valuable engineers and mentors). With so much success in Brazil, Indonesia, and India, the six month program is set to expand into other countries in the future but no date or location has been set yet.
Startups funded by Google now offers community programs that instruct entrepreneurs how to take their ideas and turn them into startups as well. Current community partners include: AstroLabs, Techstars, and Startup Grind. AstroLabs is a tech startup coworking space where entrepreneurs can bring their ideas to life. Techstars encourages bringing new technologies to the market and Startup Grind is a monthly event series that features chats with investors, innovators and educators. Whether you want to give life to your idea, locate a place to work on a new invention, or accelerate an already established new business, Google has all the tools and resources you need for your ideas to catch fire and take flight.
After you have established your business, offers a wealth of resources for you to use to better understand your intended audience. The Analytics application monitors how traffic is using your website, where there might be problems, and what makes the users take action. Then there are Consumer Surveys which lets you select your audience just type your question and view the results. The Trends application allows you to size your market and locate trends by search volume. When topics relevant to your industry are found you will be notified by email.
For those interested in better reaching their users, there are three resources you absolutely must have access to: AdWords, Google+ for Business, and Multiscreen Strategies. If you want your messages in front of your target audience right when they’re looking for what you have to offer you need GoogleAdWords. For building a fanbase and connecting with customers in order to explore and share new ideas and updates then you need Google+ for Business. If you are looking for a way to make your website work for across all devices that will showcase your business on every screen available then you need Multiscreen Strategies.
No matter what stage your business or idea is at, Google understands what it’s like to begin small and dream big. That’s why startups funded by Google offers funding and resources for startups of all types. So what are you waiting for? Find your nearest community hub – or Campus – and get started on your new idea or invention. All of the resources you and your new business needs are at your fingertips at no cost to you. With Google’s support anything is possible.