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Google partners with co-working space Library Giza

Google announced today its support of The Library Giza, a new co-working space for entrepreneurs in Egypt.
Google Egypt | 18.06.2013
The Library will be a startup community space to host events, trainings, meet-ups and programs. In partnership with Google for Entrepreneurs, The Library Giza will boast a device library for startups to test their products and services; will host trainings and events, Google Developer and Google Business Group meet-ups and much, much more.

The Library will provide the resources, tools and community to enable budding entrepreneurs to meet, collaborate, learn and create. The Library caters to the Egyptian entrepreneurial ecosystem by providing startups and entrepreneurs with the space and resources they need. The results will be increased innovation and ultimately, a healthier Egyptian economy.

“Entrepreneurs and the drive for innovation are the backbone of a healthy economy. Google supports entrepreneurship by partnering with The Library Giza to provide a community for startups to meet, engage and collaborate” stated Wael Fakharany, Google’s Regional Manager in Egypt and North Africa. He added, “We are committed to helping build a vibrant ecosystem for startups and enabling the next generation of entrepreneurs to be successful. The Library Giza will generate ideas, jobs and energy for the new Egypt and help harness that energy and untapped potential of the Egyptian youth.”

The Library Giza will build a program of events and classes across a range of topics including technical development and design; business planning, management and operations; and emerging technologies and business models. The Library will also provide programs and events targeted to industries and vertical markets such as wireless/mobile apps, e-Commerce, health, education, games, and more. Finally, it will bring industry leaders in for talks, both formal and informal, and will draw on local and regional executives to provide mentoring and coaching opportunities.

“Our vision for The Library Giza is to create a place that gives entrepreneurs access to resources with domain, technical and market expertise, and the opportunity to collaborate and grow”, said Hany Al Sonbaty, founder of The Library. “We are building a place to promote interaction, openness and educational development, a place for accidents of genius to happen.”

The Internet is a rapidly growing ecosystem in Egypt and the entire region, with recent studies indicating that the Internet provides more than 15.6 billion EGP to the Egyptian economy. This amount is equal to the amount provided by sectors such as healthcare and education. The Library is set to help build a vibrant ecosystem for startups and enable the next generation of entrepreneurs to be successful.

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