After 20 Months Google’s Campus London Hub Has 22,000 Members, So Where Next?


Opened in April 2012, Campus London, Google’s East London ‘startup hub,’ was something of a new departure for Google. It was taking out a ten year lease on a building which would be populated by co-working spaces, accelerator programmes, hackers and startups that Google had nothing to do with and Google would not even have a financial stake it in. In part it might be construed to have been a political move. The search giant was under pressure from the UK government to show it was prepared to back the government’s efforts to drive technology entrepreneurialism. But funding one building – no where near as big as it’s usually vast staff offices – was effectively ‘spare change’ for Google. And 20 months on it’s released data assessing whether it considers the Campus project has been a ‘success’ or not.

Its second members survey released today (a survey of 2,000…

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