Google’s first campus for start-ups opened in Seoul

Updated: 00:00 GMT, Jan 1, 1970 | Published: 07:52 GMT, May 8, 2015 |

Google’s first campus for start-ups and entrepreneurs in Asia has opened in Seoul.

Google on Friday cited South Korea’s flourishing start-up scene and pervasive smartphone use as the reasons for picking Seoul after opening similar sites in London and Tel Aviv. Located in Gangnam, Campus Seoul rents out its 21,528 square foot space to start-ups.

It also plans to host events for tech start-ups and for female entrepreneurs with children.

“Our goal with Campus Seoul is to create a space where entrepreneurs can thrive,” Mary Grove, Director of Global Entrepreneurship, said on Google’s official blog. “Where they can feel at home with the local community, yet have everything they need to build a global company.”