Hubba teams with Google to help entrepreneurs
published : 18 Jan 2018 at 04:00
newspaper section: Business
Thailand's oldest co-working space Hubba has announced its partnership with Google for Entrepreneurs, which will allow its members to take advantage of Google's network of co-working spaces and community programmes in over 135 countries.
Hubba will join 50 other organisations with a global footprint, including six Google Campuses that are operated for entrepreneurs.
Hubba members are now connected to the Google for Entrepreneurs Passport programme, which allows members to access more than 20 Google partner spaces across the world.
Members can apply to Google's Entrepreneurs Exchange programme, a series of week-long immersion programmes aimed at helping startups gain access into new markets. They will also have access to Google Demo Day, an event that brings together startups from around the world to showcase their technology and meet top investors and mentors in Silicon Valley.
Relevant startups will also be eligible for Google product offers and have access to local and international mentorship from Google advisers.
Founded five years ago, Hubba hosts three co-working spaces across Bangkok. It also offers an online digital platform (Hubba connect), workshops, and community and networking activities.
The partnership launch was attended by Ajarin Pattanapanchai, permanent digital economy and society minister, and Amarit Charoenphan, founder and chief executive of Hubba.
"Hubba is working to transform the country's economy and build its tech-forward workforce," said Ben King, country director of Google Thailand.
"Google is inspired by the entrepreneurs and startups in Thailand," said Michael Kim, Asia-Pacific partnership lead at Google for entrepreneurs.