Google Launches Pilot Programme for Entrepreneurs Over 50

Campus London announces plans for Founders over 50 programme as stats indicate number of “silver entrepreneurs” will reach two million by 2020

Google Launches Pilot Programme for Entrepreneurs Over 50

Google Campus London is launching a new programme for aspiring entrepreneurs aged 50 and over.

Launching on Wednesday 17 June, the Founders over 50 initiative follows recent ONS figures which report that one-in-five people over 50are self-employed – with this demographic predicted to rise to over two million by 2020.

Google says that the new programme “will foster the changing face of entrepreneurship and build stronger, more inclusive communities” and will provide a platform for training, skills-sharing and inspiration to 10 older entrepreneurs.

The pilot scheme will run for six weeks with weekly one-day sessions led by successful entrepreneurs and investors covering a range of topics such as business planning, communications and design.

Head of Google Campus London, Sarah Drinkwater, commented:

“Since Google opened Campus London in 2012, we’ve supported a growing community of 42,000 entrepreneurs and developers at thousands of free events, workshops, lectures and hackathons.

“Diversity has always been part of our mission. We strongly believe that online products will only get better and more useful if we invite all segments of society to influence and create technology.”

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