Google to be founding sponsor of London’s TechHub

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Google TechhubTechHub is a new project that offers a physical space in London for tech companies who are nearby and across the world. It is planned to be a community space that is both affordable and accessible, with an aim of bringing together the right people in the right place to collaborate on new ideas and ventures.

Now Google announced that they are sponsoring the foundation of TechHub along with Pearson, the publishing group, who announced their participation earlier this year. A spokesperson for Google says their aim is to support TechHub’s developers and tech entrepreneurs with “an affordable, buzzing and creative working environment”.

Elizabeth Varley, TechHub’s CEO, says that Google’s sponsorship illustrates their desire “to get right in at the coal face with tech innovators”. According to Ms Varley Google have some plans ahead that will be of big benefit to the developers and entrepreneurs who settle down at TechHub.

TechHub has its official opening party scheduled for the 12th of June at its new location on 76-80 City Road, on Old Street, in central London – right in the middle of the “Silicon Roundabout” cluster of technology companies.

While there are other shared office facilities in London and elsewhere, TechHub differs in that it focuses on cutting edge Web 2.0 applications and mobile technology. Unique facilities include a 100mbps uncontended leased line, device room where developers can test their applications on different devices as well as large spaces for conference events, meeting rooms and more. Google’s participation will undoubtedly be of benefit for the residents of TechHub.


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