Startups celebrate as tech venue reaches first birthday.
Google opened the doors to Campus London – the seven floor building it bought in the UK's Tech City at the end of 2011 – 365 days ago, which was introduced in a bid to nurture upcoming tech startups.
The search giant claims Campus' first year has been electric, notching up more than 10,000 members, permanently housing more than 100 young companies and hosting more than 850 events, which have attracted over than 60,000 guests.
Eze Vidra, head of Campus, said: "Campus-based companies are growing and creating jobs. One in four are already looking to find bigger office spaces to house their growing teams. We’ve also seen that the success of the London technology startup community as a whole has mirrored that of Campus.
"Campus members are younger than the average Tech City entrepreneur, and with initiatives like Women@Campus, increasingly more female entrepreneurs are signing up. Campus is also truly international, with 22 nationalities working, interacting and attending the many mentoring sessions and classes we and our Google volunteers run every day."
The company says Campus will feature more acclaimed speakers over the next year, alongside mentorship programmes, and classes.
Vidra, continued: "Google started as a two-person startup in a garage in California. We’re looking to provide the best possible garage to our 10,000 members every day. And so far, all indicators show that Campus is one of the most exciting places in the world for technological innovation."
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