Google hopes to help entrepreneurs across North America build their businesses with its new Tech Hub Network partnerships.
Announced on Google's official blog, Tech Hub Network will help bring financial support, Google services, platforms and mentors to seven tech hubs across the United States and Canada. The Tech Hub Network is part of Google for Entrepreneurs, which currently operates in more than 100 countries.
The first seven partners for the Google Tech Hub Network include 1871 in Chicago, American Underground in Durham, N.C., Coco in Minneapolis, Communitech in Waterloo, Iowa, Galvanize in Denver and the Nashville Entrepreneur Center in Nashville. Google choose those locations because they lie outside of the cities such as San Francisco and New York. Google hopes that by partnering with these tech hubs, the company can help create jobs in local communities.
By partnering with the tech hubs, Google can also help entrepreneurs take better advantage of its platforms and the advice of its mentors. The partnerships will also help startups connect with one another so they can more easily exchange their ideas.