Google is on an international quest. After the company’s venture arm announced a new office in London to focus on the European market, Google announced today that it will open a startup campus in Seoul, Korea next year.
In a blog post announcing the new location, Google for Entrepreneurs’ Bridgette Beam writes:
Korean innovators and entrepreneurs are some of the best in Asia, and Korean startups are making headlines around the world, especially in the mobile space. We want to support this booming community of entrepreneurs.
As part of Google’s Campus network of entrepreneur spaces, Campus Seoul will be home to a variety of resources, including mentorship and training from local professionals as well as Google teams. It will also house programs such as Campus for Moms, CampusEDU, office hours with Google mentors, as well as provide international opportunities, including exchange programs with other Campus locations.
Campus Seoul is not only joining the London, Tel Aviv, and newly announced Warsaw and Sao Paolo locations as part of the Campus network, but also Google for Entrepreneurs, a larger Google-sponsored network of programs and organizations around the world.
Campus Seoul won’t be Google’s first attempt to court Korea’s entrepreneurs. Google for Entrepreneurs has previously partnered with Global K-Startup program, KStartup Accelerator, Startup Weekend, and Startup Grind to put on various programs for the local startup community. Other well-known accelerator programs in the area include Sparkslabs and Fast Track Asia.