Google celebrated entrepreneurial spirit on Monday with the launch of Google for Entrepreneurs, a website featuring a number of programs and resources for motivated individuals in the field of business. A new initiative designed to foster the spirit of entrepreneurship worldwide by supporting entrepreneurs in local communities.
Mary Grove, head of Global Entrepreneurship Outreach at Google, explained on the official Google blog on Monday that Google for Entrepreneurs will serve as “the umbrella” for several dozen programs and partnerships involving Google that support startups and entrepreneurs. “Startups and entrepreneurs have the power to build technologies and creative solutions that transform the world and move us forward,”commented Mary Grove in a company blog post.
Some of those programs include startup incubator programs such as Le Camping in Paris and most recently Women 2.0 in San Francisco. The latter group involves a program called Founder Fridays, which Google will be working on to extend to more cities globally over the next year from Moscow to Sao Paolo.
Additionally, Grove noted further that Google has several goals with this project, and at least two out of the three main objectives involve getting Google tools and products into the hands of the entrepreneurs worldwide. Grove also cited statistics showing the presence of 400 million entrepreneurs worldwide, representing 54 different countries.
The initiative, available at google.com/entrepreneurs, provides the business community with focuses on partnerships, Google programs, and a feature that provides start-ups with tools from the online search giant.
However, what may be more notable to the web hosting community, in particular is a resource allowing entrepreneurs to set up websites featuring a year’s worth of free hosting. The opportunity is made available thanks to a partnership with small business provider Intuit, a company renowned for its QuickBooks accounting software along with its website creator. Other free features include customization tools and training.
Intuit Websites previously made hosting-relevant news when it was acquired by web-centric company Endurance International in August. The top online search presence previously provided the country of India with free business websites, an initiative announced in November of last year.
That service was made possible through a partnership with web host HostGator. Google kicked off its Google for Entrepreneurs Week Sunday by announcing business partnerships with a number of companies in 26 cities worldwide.