Google Entrepreneurs: Campuses for Building an Idea into a StartUp
Google is creating support networks for Entrepreneurs all over the world. These physical "campuses" provide a place for entrepreneurs to gather and share ideas. Google also offers all of their services and capabilities to help people start their business.
Google Entrepreneurs provides a support system and direction for young entrepreneurs. They host "start up weekend" with varieties of resources available for people trying to create their own start-ups.
I am not clear exactly how Google is involved financially in these start ups, however it appears they do offer funding for certain ones.
With the myriad of startup resources these days, as evidence by many of the research posts in this Open Ideo challenge, it seems that there needs to be a better communication network to students to get them involved. Even if students were to hang out at one of these "campuses" on the weekend and lend a helping hand...think of how much they would learn about starting and running a business! And about innovation!
I also wonder what it would look like if large companies in other fields were to take this same approach. What new ideas, jobs and opportunities could these kinds of frameworks offer to younger people?