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Google is Investing $13 Billion to Expand Across the U.S.

Google’s 2019 expansion plans have reached new heights with its latest announcement. The tech giant is investing $13 billion to build offices and data centers across the nation. Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai announced in a blog post that the company is building a presence in 14 new states, bringing the total number of Google locations to 24 states. New offices and data centers will be constructed in Nebraska, Nevada, Ohio, Texas, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Virginia. Photo: Google Google’s rapid expansion plan has been underway for a few months. In November, the company opened a Detroit office in Little Caesars Arena. Google invested $1 billion in two Hudson Street offices and a Washington Street location to double its New York employee capacity over the next 10 years. This comes after the company bought Chelsea Market for $2.4 billion. Those projects are expected to be completed by 2022. Earlier this month, Google announced plans to expand its Atlanta office, tripling its space in...

Feb 14, 2019

Founder Gym and Google are Teaming Up to Help Minority Founders

Founder Gym , the popular 6-week online training program for entrepreneurs, is partnering with Google to elevate more underrepresented founders and help them gain the skills to scale their businesses. Google and Founder Gym’s first project was a pilot program that started last March. “For the first time, Founder Gym is bridging this gap by giving underrepresented founders the opportunity to be directly trained by some of the most experienced and successful venture capitalists and founders in the world,” Founder Gym CEO Mandela SH Dixon told AfroTech. Google Startups is paying for startup leaders to participate in Founder Gym’s virtual courses. Founder Gym has online pre-seed and seed cohorts to help founders at various stages of their companies. The pre-seed cohorts offer daytime and evening sessions that educate entrepreneurs on the legal preparation of their company, how to find funding and effectively pitch to investors. The seed cohorts cover topics on the mentalities of venture...

Feb 13, 2019