Google to help 800,000 entrepreneurs
Google targets to empower more than 800,000 micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the Philippines via tech talks, programs, partnerships and products through Google for Entrepreneurs.
Last year, 3,000 entrepreneurs attended Google for Entrepreneurs Week events in 29 cities and 14 countries.
Experts in business and tech held tech talks during the “Google for Entrepreneurs Week” at the AIM Conference Center on October 4..
The Manila event was just one of the 45 cities worldwide that will host events including community meet-ups, mentorship sessions, and product training workshops.
“We value the role of entrepreneurs and developers in nation-building, so we provide them a venue to be educated about Google tools to help their businesses succeed,” remarked Aileen Apolo-de Jesus, Outreach Program Manager for Google Southeast Asia.
“Technology is a powerful tool to empower Filipino entrepreneurs and developers and this event is just one of the many we’re hosting to help them along the way,” she elaborated.
“Throughout the year, we hold several informative sessions through the GBG and GDG communities. To reach more people, we’re making these events accessible to the public for free.”
Google for Entrepreneurs has programs all over the world to foster entrepreneurship, empowering the next generation of innovators to be successful, the manager reiterated.
During the Manila event, representatives from Google Philippines, various agencies, and experts from the Google Developers Group (GDG) and Google Business Group (GBG) conducted talks.
The morning session featured discussions about Google AdWords, Google Trends, Google Analytics, and Google+. The afternoon session featured Google App Engine, Chrome and HTML5, Android, AdSense and Admob, Google Analytics, Google Apps, Google Maps, Google+, and YouTube.
GBG is a community of business professionals sharing knowledge about Google web technologies for business success, while GDG is a community for developers to learn about Google’s developer technologies such as Android, App Engine, Chrome platforms, and Google product application programming interface (API).