GBG Program Organizers

GBG (Google Business Groups) is a global network of startup communities formed by passionate entrepreneurs who share knowledge about Google products and technologies to help local startups succeed.

Each GBG chapter organizes a variety of events like meetups, workshops and conferences where like-minded entrepreneurs can connect, learn, and get inspired. GBG events are specially organizsed for startup founders and do not require technical knowledge.

Joining a GBG chapter is free, doesn’t create any formal relationship between you and Google, and you may leave the program at any time. Google Developers supports and recognizes GBG chapters, but doesn’t own or manage them.

Questions or feedback? Email gbg-contact@google.com.

A GBG is...

  • Run by passionate individuals in local startup communities

  • A group to share ideas and network with fellow startups and entrepreneurs

  • A place to learn about Google products and technologies, as well as what local startups and entrepreneurs are doing with these technologies

  • Focused on startups and educational business content

  • Open to and free for all interested

A GBG is NOT...

  • Run by a corporation

  • A place to hear sales pitches

  • Focused on end users or consumer content

  • A closed group

  • A group to discuss technical topics (this is covered by the GDG program)

Driving principles

Connect

Meet interesting people in your community.

Inform

Learn together how to use technologies for your startup.

Inspire

Unleash new ideas through inspiring speakers and conversations.
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