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Google for Entrepreneurs and Blackbox Accelerator Announce Summer 2013 Program to Fuel Global Startups

Posted May 01 2013 1:12pm
 
1888 Press Release - Blackbox Accelerator's 2013 Summer Connect Program for international startup founders seeking to bring their products to the global market will be powered by Google for Entrepreneurs.

San Francisco, CA - Google for Entrepreneurs, whose mission is to empower entrepreneurs worldwide through programs, partners, and products, and Blackbox Accelerator, a Silicon Valley based startup accelerator focused on serving non-US startups that strive to bring their products to the global market, announced today the "Summer 2013 Blackbox Connect Program powered by Google for Entrepreneurs". 

Blackbox Connect is a two week immersion program for startup founders who are based outside the United States. International founders travel to Silicon Valley and stay at the Blackbox Mansion, where they have the opportunity to live, work and collaborate with like-minded founders from around the world and participate in an intense agenda of meetings and workshops with entrepreneurs, investors, experts and executives of Silicon Valley.

"A globalized economy and new technological innovations provide opportunities for talented entrepreneurs to start and grow tech companies regardless of where they live. Silicon Valley has, more than ever, become the Mecca of entrepreneurship where founders from all over the world aspire to learn best practices, connect with experts, and access capital to scale their startups. Blackbox is excited to partner with Google for Entrepreneurs, empowering international startups to reach their full potential." said Fadi Bishara, Founder & Managing Director of Blackbox Accelerator.

"Our mission with Google for Entrepreneurs is to empower entrepreneurs around the world to be successful. We work with partners in over 35 countries, and one of our goals is to help connect these communities with one another and back to Silicon Valley. Blackbox Connect offers an outstanding program to accelerate startups from around the globe by giving them an immersive experience in Silicon Valley before they head back to their respective communities. We're excited to have Blackbox as a partner and to be powering the Blackbox Connect Summer 2013 program," said Mary Grove, Director of Global Entrepreneurship Outreach.

Google for Entrepreneurs partners from France, United Kingdom, Poland, Egypt, Korea, South Africa, Pakistan, and Israel will create competitions for selecting their best startups to participate in the Summer 2013 Blackbox Connect Program powered by Google for Entrepreneurs. Startups will submit YouTube videos pitching their startup and why they should be selected. Each Partner incubator will nominate two startups and Blackbox Accelerator will select eight startups to join the program.

To learn more, visit http://blackbox.vc/connect or http://www.google.com/entrepreneurs and view the following videos:

What is Blackbox Connect:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53-OYHwBYVM&feature=player_embedded

Blackbox Mansion on BBC World (2.3 min story):
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-21773244

Contact

Mackenzie Hall
Mackenzie ( @ ) blackbox dot vc

Becca Ginsberg
rginsberg ( @ ) google dot com
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