London: Google Will Give Remote Support To U.K. Start-ups

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On Monday, Google announced that the dedicated start-up Campus in East London would stay closed. However, the Silicon Valley tech giant will keep giving remote support to start-ups across the U.K.  

In 2012, Israeli tech veteran and Google employee Eze Vidra opened Campus London to support the U.K. start-ups’ scene. In the lively Shoreditch neighborhood in the heart of London, the Campus shortly became the epicenter of London’s Tech City.  

Known as “Silicon Roundabout,” the Campus included a co-working space, a cafe, and an event space. In addition, start-up programs such as Seedcamp, Entrepreneur First, Code First, and Silicon Drinkabout work on the Campus offering various networking events. 

Besides its dynamic activities, the company decided to close up the campus post-pandemic giving remote support instead. As the company announced on Monday, the U.K. start-up community “doesn’t need access to a single shared physical space as much as it needs access to resources, mentors, and programs available at scale, anywhere.”

Google plans to go back to the office as soon as possible, implementing hybrid options. Yet, the London Campus is already turned into a remote model. The tech giant has other campuses in Madrid, São Paulo, Seoul, Tel Aviv, Tokyo, and Warsaw, and the company didn’t share plans for the future. 

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