FAQ

Where’s Campus?

Campus is located in the heart of Madrid, 9 Manzarredo St, 2805, Madrid. Check it out on this Map.

How do I get there?

Bus: C1 or C2 (Ronda de Segovia-Segovia) Metro: Principe Pio (Line 10), La Latina (Line 5) or Opera (Line 2)

When’s Campus open?

The Campus reception and Campus Cafe are open Monday-Friday, 9am-7pm. We also open for events on nights and weekends.

What kind of events do you hold at Campus?

Campus hosts a wide variety of startup and entrepreneurship-related events and programs such as practical educational classes, the premier Talks@Campus series, Campus for Moms, Mentoring and much more.

How does the space at Campus work?

We have non-dedicated and dedicated working space. The Cafe area, operated by our partner, is free to registered members of Campus. Startups can rent a desk from the coworking space for 6 months or up to 1 year for a small fee.

Why did Google start Campus?

Google began as a startup in a garage and we’re passionate about helping entrepreneurs succeed. We believe in the power of physical space to help entrepreneurs find their community, work productively, and get access to important resources like mentorship and top technology. We created Campus to be this space. Entrepreneurs have transformative ability to build products that solve our daily challenges, improve our communities, strengthen our economies, and this growth ultimately helps Google and the open web grow as well.

Who are your partners at Campus?

Campus operates on an ‘open source’ model by collaborating with partners from the global startup ecosystem.

Who’s based at Campus?

Mainly startups! The Cafe is a non-dedicated coworking space for registered members's day to day use. The coworking space is for resident startups for longer period, which spans from 6 months to 1 year.

How much does it cost to rent a desk at Campus?

A coworking partner operates the coworking space. To find out monthly fees, please refer to their pricing schedule (Soon to be published)

Who chooses who becomes a resident at Campus?

To work at Campus, startups that apply for dedicated coworking space are selected by our coworking partner according to their admission criteria.

Why should I sign up for Campus membership?

Register online with Campus and you automatically join the Campus community. You can work for free in the Cafe, jump on our fast free wi-fi, and get early access to valuable programs and events at Campus.

Who can use the cafe?

Anyone who's registered online with Campus is free to use the Cafe.

What is Campus’ relationship to Google?

The Google for Entrepreneurs team operates Campus. We have Campuses around the world, with plans to open more locations in 2015. Each Campus joins the Google for Entrepreneurs global network of tech hubs, leading startup communities, and resources for entrepreneurs. We provide financial support and the best of Google’s resources to startup communities across 125 countries. Learn more at google.com/entrepreneurs.

What will you find at Campus?

A Campus Cafe: Entrepreneurs can work (for free) at the Campus Cafe. Fast wi-fi, a bustling energy, and lots of like-minded founders make the Campus Cafe a great place to have a meeting, work for the day, or meet people from the tech community. Local coffee experts run each Campus Cafe, selling fresh coffee and healthy food options to fuel great work. Coworking Space: Each Campus has a beautiful workspace with desks, private offices, and conference rooms for individual entrepreneurs and to growing startups. We partner with existing coworking organizations which manage the coworking space and rent space on a short-term or long-term basis. Community Event Space: Each Campus features a large event space, which is in nearly constant use. This event space is a community asset: anyone can apply to host their startup event there at no cost. We also host our own programs (like technical speakers and our Campus for Moms program) in the main event spaces. Classrooms & Training Rooms: Education is critical to a thriving startup community. Campus has classrooms for entrepreneurs to attend trainings of all kinds. We also offer these spaces to accelerator groups to host their curriculum. Community Partner Offices: Campus is a central hub for the local startup community. Partners including local accelerators and global startup organizations often maintain offices at Campus, where they can be close to the heart of the local startup scene and meet with entrepreneurs daily.

Where are the Campuses?

In 2012, we opened Campuses in London and Tel Aviv. We're excited to welcome the newest members of the Campus family: Seoul, Madrid, Sao Paulo, and Warsaw.

How does Google decide where to open Campuses?

Google selects Campus locations where there is a strong and growing local startup ecosystem and we have a sizable Google office to support those entrepreneurs with mentorship, speakers, and training.

Does Google have plans to expand the number of Campuses?

We are always evaluating new opportunities to contribute to startup communities around the world. We do this through our own Google-run spaces like Campus, and through partner-led spaces like NUMA in Paris, and Fishburners in Australia, as well as through our tech hub network in North America.

What is the cost of Campus membership?

Nothing! Anyone can sign up to become a Campus member for free. Membership gets you access to our Campus Cafe. Nearly all of the events held at Campus are also free. For those seeking a permanent desk or office at Campus, we partner with a local coworking organization that rents office space directly to startups (Google does not take money from startups at Campus). Prices vary by location.

Do startups have to use Google technologies to be a part of Campus?

Not at all. We welcome startups using all platforms and technologies, and host events focused on a vast array of products and platforms.

How does Campus work with other startup organizations?

We partner with great community organizations to run each Campus location. Local coffee shops run the Campus Cafe, and coworking organizations run our coworking space, renting out workspace to individual entrepreneurs and growing teams. We offer our event spaces and classrooms to local educational groups to run their trainings, and we give office space to local startup organizations. Visit our individual Campus websites to learn more about our partners.

What sort of events are held at Campus?

In addition to our own programming, any startup organization can host their own events at Campus (at no cost!). Any event that benefits the startup community is welcome at Campus. Events range from weekend hackathons to day-long trainings to industry networking events. Check out the Events pages on our Campus websites to see what's happening at Campus.

How else do you intend to contribute to other cities in the country?

We look forward to collaborating with startup communities around each Campus country by livestreaming high quality training and education, hosting events for a variety of different communities, and extending the geographic reach of some Campus programs like our mentorship and training sessions. Entrepreneurs from anywhere are welcome to work (for free!) out of the Campus Cafe when they are in town.

Is Campus an accelerator or incubator?

No, Campus is not an accelerator or incubator. We partner with and often host strong accelerator and education groups to bring the best of the startup community to Campus.

Why isn’t Google directly investing in the startups?

The Google for Entrepreneurs team invests in entire startup communities, but not individual startups. We invest heavily in our programs, as well as the Campus buildings and their renovations.