FAQ

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. 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. Startup Cafe Members work alongside fellow founders, who are at similar stages of their startup journey, and get access to the best of Google’s resources through workshops, training and mentoring sessions.

Our Main Event Space is located on the ground floor and fits 130 people. We host dozens of events there every month. The L1 Innovation Space is located on the first floor. On the second and third floors is the 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.

What is Campus Membership?

We have two forms of membership at Campus:

Community Membership: this membership is open to anyone and it entitles you to access to our events and our Slack. Note - this membership does not entitle you to access to the Startup Cafe working space.

Startup Cafe Membership: this membership entitles you to access to the Startup Cafe, mentorship from Google mentors and exclusive events. To become a member you must be an entrepreneur in a team of two or more full-time founders, developing a tech product - you can apply here. Please note: we are pausing applications until further notice.

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 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 are the Startup Cafe, for selected early-stage companies, and our Residency space, which is where our cohorts of growth-stage startups sit. Both spaces are cost and equity free.

What is Google for Startups Residency?

The 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 kind of events do you hold at Campus?

We host frequent events to help startups succeed, ranging from from hackathons to conferences, demo days to workshops. For more information, head to our Events tab.

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.