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Google launches campus for start-ups in Seoul

According to Yonhap News,

(SEOUL=Yonhap News) U.S. Internet giant Google Inc. opened a campus for start-ups and entrepreneurs in South Korea on Friday, its first in Asia, which will work to provide more opportunities for new businesses.

Start-ups will be able to receive consulting services from Google experts, and have opportunities to exchange ideas with overseas firms based on other campuses. They will also have chances to join lectures related to various business issues, such as marketing, finance and technology.

With the size of 2,000 square meters, the Seoul Campus in the posh Gangnam district can accommodate eight firms, boasting various facilities from meeting rooms to lactation rooms for female entrepreneurs with babies.

The launch came around nine months after the U.S. search giant announced its plan to open a campus for start-ups in South Korea.

The first campus was launched in London in March 2012, and the campus in South Korea is the firm's third. A campus was also opened in Tel Aviv, Israel in December 2012. Google said the project's global network provides participants with a wide choice of opportunities.

Choi Yang-hee, South Korea's science and ICT minister, also attended the opening ceremony.

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Source: Yonhap News (May 08, 2015)

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