FAQ

About Google for Startups Campus

What is Google for Startups Campus?

Google for Startups Campuses are physical spaces where startup founders and teams get unparalleled access to mentorship, education, and trainings from Google and their local startup community. At Campus we provide free access to workspace, events, and a community of like-minded startup founders. Currently Google runs six Campuses, in London, Tel Aviv, Seoul, Madrid, São Paulo, and Warsaw.

Where is Campus?

We’re located in the heart of Shoreditch and right by Silicon Roundabout at 4-5 Bonhill Street. Nearest tubes include Old Street, Moorgate and Liverpool Street.


When are Campus opening hours?

Campus is open 9am-8:00pm Monday to Friday for Startup Cafe members. Over the weekend, we’re open for events. Resident startups and partners can access the building 24/7.

How does the space at Campus work?

Our Startup Cafe, designed for early-stage startups, is located in the basement. Members work alongside fellow founders, who are at similar stages on their startup journey, and get access to the best of Google’s resources through workshops, trainings, and mentoring sessions.

Our Campus Event Space is located on the ground floor for hosting dozens of events every month, and fits 135 people. The Innovation Space is located on the first floor alongside our Google for Startups Advisors corner. On the second and third floors is Google for Startups Residency. And the fourth floor houses our partner organisations – Seedcamp and Code First Girls.

Why did Google start Campus?

Google began life as a startup in a garage in California, and we’ve kept our passion for entrepreneurship. With Campus, we wanted to create a connecting space, somewhere for founders to network, learn, teach, and grow.

Hosting an event at Campus

What kind of events do you hold at Campus?

Anyone can apply to use our event space to host a startup event for free - everything from hackathons to conferences, demo days to workshops. For more, head to our Events tab.

Partners and Campus

Who are your partners at Campus?

Two of Google for Startups’ partners are based at Campus: Seedcamp and Code First: Girls (CFG). Seedcamp invests early in world-class founders attacking large, global markets and solving real problems using technology. CFG works with companies and women to increase the numbers of women in tech.


Membership at Campus

How do I join the community at Google for Startups Campus?

Sign up on our website here. Joining the Google for Startups community is free. Please note that becoming a member of the community doesn’t guarantee access to workspace at Campus.

What does it mean to be part of the community?

If you registered as part of the community, you will receive our newsletter (by opting in) and are invited to participate in community events and Google programming hosted at Campus. You can also engage with other community members online, through our Google for Startups UK Slack channel.


Workspace at Campus

We have two areas for startup teams to sit and work. All spaces are application-only. They include our Residency space, which hosts two  classes of growth-stage startups each year, and the Startup Cafe for selected early-stage companies. Both spaces are cost and equity free.


What is Google for Startups Residency?

Google for Startups Residency brings growth-stage startups the best of Google's products, connections, and best practices. Each startup receives tailored mentorship and workspace at Google for Startups Campuses in London, Madrid, São Paulo, Seoul, Tel Aviv, and Warsaw. Read more about the program and upcoming dates for the next class of Residency programme in London here.


What are the rules for joining the Google for Startups Residency?

For Google for Startups Residency we’re looking for mission-driven growth-stage companies who are committed to creating a world that works for everyone. Please find out more about the upcoming batches and criteria here.


What is the Startup Cafe?

Our Startup Cafe is an opportunity for early-stage startups to get the best of Google’s products, connections, and best practices while working alongside fellow founders.
What’s included:

  • Be the first to know about Google’s top programming and events.

  • Work alongside fellow founders on similar stages of their startup journey.

  • Access 1:1 mentorship from Google employees and external advisors.

  • Create opportunities for exchange and growth.

Startup Cafe access is valid for 1 year starting with the New Member Orientation.


What are the rules for joining Startup Cafe?

Startup Cafe members must be part of a team of two or more full-time founders, developing a tech product. Read about membership benefits and apply here

The Google for Startups team will respond within 7 days. If accepted, you will be invited to an orientation session for getting started. Sessions are hosted weekly.