May 17, 2018 – H2, the premier global leadership network for the technology industry, and Google for Entrepreneurs announced a new global partnership, bringing together the worldwide networks and resources for technology leaders. The partnership aims to connect and support technology leaders in innovation centres globally.
“H2’s mission and programs center’s on the core themes of connections, learning and support,” said Nayan Patel, Founder & CEO of H2. “Our global partnership with Google for Entrepreneurs amplifies these themes and builds valuable connectivity for H2 to the best of Google’s resources around the world. We are excited to be partnering closely across our programs to continue scaling H2’s reach and impact on a global level.”
H2 also announced the launch of H2 Innovate, a new program that offers fast-growing startups scaling in large global markets access to advice, capital and connections across the H2 network. The program provides participating companies referred by H2’s partners curated and targeted access to industry leaders and domain experts from H2’s member community as well as connections to H2’s partner network. Participating launch partners for H2 Innovate include Google for Entrepreneurs, Silicon Valley Bank, Accel Partners, Cooley, Endeavor, 500 Startups, Golden Gate Ventures, GSF Accelerator, Kalaari Capital, Naspers Ventures, Seedcamp, SOSV and White Star Capital. Initial participating startups across Asia, Europe and Latin America include DataStreamX, Fleksy, IDwall and YEAY.
“At Google, we know that innovation is thriving across the world and not just in Silicon Valley,” said Genna McKeel, Head of Global Partnerships at Google for Entrepreneurs. “H2 shares this global mindset and has shown how bringing industry leaders together in innovation centers globally can have a real impact. We’re excited to welcome H2 into the Google for Entrepreneurs partner network and to work together to build connections between entrepreneurs and experienced leaders in startup communities across the globe. ”
“Our early participation in H2 Innovate has led to a number of valuable connections and targeted insights for our business,” said Oliver Plante, CEO of Fleksy. “We’re excited to continue our engagement in the program through its launch and as we continue scaling up over the period ahead.”
H2 will be hosting its sixth annual Global Summit on October 11th at Google’s offices in San Francisco, bringing together executives, entrepreneurs and investors from leading companies and industry organizations in innovation hubs around the world. Designed as a senior level, invitation only event, the Summit offers participants a unique platform to engage in dynamic and open discussions covering leading technology trends and industry insights from Silicon Valley and across the globe.
“Our partnership with Google for Entrepreneurs connects H2’s community to Google’s industry-leading resources and extends the reach of our programs to support technology leaders across the globe,” Swati Bhargava, Chapter Co-Chair of H2 India. “We look forward to our collaborations over the period ahead in support of growth activities for our India Chapter and across the H2 network worldwide.”
“Access to the right industry advisors and operating expertise is key to fuelling startup growth,” said Neeraj Roy, Chapter Co-Chair of H2 India. “We are excited to launch H2 Innovate in partnership with Google for Entrepreneurs and other leading partners, providing participating startups access to H2’s qualified community of industry leaders and resources at a global level.”
H2’s global member community consists of technology leaders from leading startups and top global firms including 99, Amazon, Apple, Carousell, CMUNE, Dropbox, Facebook, Freshworks, Etsy, Gengo, Google, HelloFresh, Justfab, LinkedIn, Lyft, MyHeritage, PopXO, People Group, PropertyGuru, Qunar, Slack, Spotify, Strava, Twitter, Ubimo and Wego among others across leading innovations centers globally.