What is the Google for Startups Campus?

Campus is home to Google for Startups in Israel, bringing together all the best resources that Google has for early stage tech companies. In addition to the community and educational programs that have been available in the original Campus space, we will offer Google for Startups Residency, product trainings,  credits from Google Cloud for Startups and more.

At Google, we believe technology can improve the lives of as many people as possible. Startups are the engine of change and progress. But, we know running a startup is tough. Which is why we want to help. Our Google products, know-how, and supportive, like-minded community, empower startups with whatever help they need, wherever they are. We’re here to support determined startups everywhere, build something better. Because when they succeed, we all succeed.

What will I find at Google for Startups Campus in Tel Aviv?

Startup cafe - Early stage startups can apply to work (for free) at the startup campus cafe. The startup cafe is a great place to work, meet fellow founders and have access to the best of Google programing. Apply to work from our cafe here.

The cafe is open to startup cafe members between 9:00-19:00 Sunday-Thursday.

Community & Program Space: This classroom-style space is where workshops and trainings for startups happen. You'll often find our Advisors there mentoring founders, or Startup School sessions helping teams solve challenges.

Event Space: Our 140-person event space is a community asset. Anyone can apply to host their startup event there at no cost. All events must be open to the public, free for attendees, and focused on technology.

Residency Floor: 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.

Creator Studio: A state-of-the-art video and audio recording studio. Startups can use the studio free of charge, to create high-quality content, strengthen their online presence, and gain global visibility.

Where is Google for Startups Campus in Tel Aviv?

We are located at HaUmanim 12 street in Tel Aviv, less than 5 minutes walk from Azrieli towers. Situated right next to public transport makes getting to Campus a breeze!

Do you have a parking arrangement?

Parking is available in the Electra building as well as on the street. From 16:00-6:00 in the morning the next day, parking in the lot is 15NIS for Campus Tel Aviv members. Please make sure to bring your parking stub with you to Campus to receive a discount. As a reminder we are very close to the Azrieli train station as well as multiple bus stops and green bike stations - a great alternative to driving!

How do I become a Campus community member?

Sign up on website here - joining the community is free!

What does membership include?

If you registered as a Campus member, you will receive our newsletter (by opting in) and are invited to participate in community events and Google programming hosted at Campus.

Who can use the startup cafe?

Space in the startup cafe is reserved for tech startup teams only. This helps us create a strong community of like-minded founders, and is aligned with the services and support we are able to provide. If you are interested in sitting in the startup cafe, please complete an application to see if you are a strong fit. Cafe space is free of charge.

Criteria for startup cafe members:

  • At least two, full-time founders developing a tech product. For more information and to apply, click here.
  • After you apply, you will receive an answer about your application from the Campus Team within 7 days of application.
  • If approved, you will need to attend an orientation session to pick up your badge and get access to the cafe.

The cafe is open Sunday-Thursday from 9:00-19:00. Seats are first come, first served (but we’ll always try to squeeze in a fellow founder).

Who will I find at Campus?

We are passionate about being a welcoming and open home for all tech related startups and entrepreneurs. People of all genders, backgrounds, ages, and beliefs are welcome here.

Why did Google create Campus?

Google began as a startup in a garage and we're passionate about helping startups succeed. We believe in the convening power of physical space, so we create Campuses - hubs where entrepreneurs and startups can discover a supportive community, get to work on their big idea, and gain access to critical resources like mentorship and technical training. Startups build transformational products that can solve some of our biggest challenges. These same startups also create jobs, strengthen economies, and improve the web.

What is Campus' relationship to Google?

The Google for Startups team operates Campus. We have Campuses around the world (London, Madrid Warsaw, Sao Paulo and Seoul). Each Campus joins the Google for Startups 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 https://startup.google.com/community/.

When is Campus open?

The startup cafe is open from 9:00-19:00 Sunday-Thursday.

Campus reception is open 9:00-19:00 Sunday-Thursday.

What kind of events are held at Campus?

Campus hosts a wide variety of technology related events. Our event space hosts demo days, workshops, trainings, hackathons, courses, and celebrations for the community.

How do I know what events are coming up at Campus?

You can keep up to date on all events happening at Campus on the Events tab of our website: www.campus.co/telaviv. You can also find out about upcoming events after registering to our newsletter.

Can I work at Campus?

We have two areas for startup teams to sit and work during the week. To best serve the community, both spaces are by application-only. They include our Residency space, which hosts 6-month cohorts of startup residents, and the startup cafe for selected early stage startups. Both spaces are cost and equity free for participants.

Can I bring my dog to Campus?

Due to health regulations, dogs are not allowed inside the Campus Cafe and events areas.

Where in Campus can I host my event?

Two possible spaces are available to community events:

  • Our 2 level event space hosts a total of 142 people. The first level holds 112 seats on the first floor, with an overflow upper level of an additional 30 seats, if needed. Provided in the space is 1 screen 139” (on stage) and 1 screen 55" to view the event from the back of the room, and 2 more screens for overflow, balcony, seating
  • Our classroom holds a total of 24 seats and 12 tables. Provided in the space is a 98” screen, a 55” screen for the back of the room, a desk and 2 wireless microphones.

What’s required of a community event host?

  • Prior to hosting their first community event at Campus, event hosts are required to participate in a short Campus orientation. The orientation meeting will provide all the information required for hosting a successful event.
  • Event hosts are required to provide a link to the event's registration page no less than 3 weeks before the event.

Do you supply food for the events hosted at Campus?

We supply coffee & tea. Community events can order from an external catering service - food must be dairy kosher only.

Can we bring an external catering to Campus for our event?

Yes. Events can order from an external catering service - must be dairy kosher only.

We also offer our food supplier - Yarzin-Sella catering: Lior@yarzin-sella.com

Can I bring my company roll up or gifts to Campus?

We ask you please do not bring any roll ups or branded swag (gifts) to Campus. All events need to be 100% branding free- most hosts instead just use their logo on presentation slides.

Is there a Campus slack channel?

Yes! Members can be in contact with one another over slack: goo.gl/1W6VYF

How do I apply for the Creator Studio?

You can apply to use the Creators studio here.