DMZ, Google partnership giving startups access to Google certified experts


On Wednesday, it was announced that DMZ startups will now be able to access support and advice from Google certified experts through Google Developer Launchpad.

“We have mentored close to 300 startups around the world, with a focus on scalability and avoidance of technical debt.”

Launchpad is a global acceleration program that looks to help startups build and scale products by matching them with Google’s people, network, and advanced technologies. With the newly announced partnership DMZ, current and alumni, startups will have year-round equity-free access to support from Google certified experts.

The experts available to the startups and entrepreneurs will be able to address a full suite of services including technology, machine learning, product design, talent, media relations, and more.

“Google Developers Launchpad is a powerful global program for entrepreneurs and this partnership with DMZ will only increase the rate of success and growth of our startups,” said Abdullah Snobar, executive director of the DMZ. “This partnership, and Google Mentor Day 2019, will help provide Canadian entrepreneurs with access to resources from around the world, allowing them to reach and connect with new markets, as they scale their businesses.”

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The new partnership comes alongside the announcement that at Google Mentor Day 2019, being held in Toronto, all Canadian entrepreneurs will be able to access Launchpad’s services for the day. Taking place on Saturday, July 20 at DMZ Sandbox, Google is hosting its North American mentor day where startups can attend one on one meetings with experts and 30-minute speed dating sessions with mentors. More than 70 Google certified experts will be in attendance at the event.

“We have mentored close to 300 startups around the world, with a focus on scalability and avoidance of technical debt,” stated Naveen Nigam, Google’s head of developer ecosystems in North America. “Google’s partnership with DMZ will allow Canadian tech entrepreneurs to access Launchpad’s diverse pool of mentors, global network of investors, and fellow tech entrepreneurs.”

Meagan Simpson

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