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Hey friends,

it’s Grand Circus and Google for  |


Can you believe it's
already 2017?


This was a milestone year for the 50 startup communities in the Google for Entrepreneurs Partner Network, and we wanted to take a moment to celebrate your hard work.


This year, 319 entrepreneurs called Grand Circus home.


We hosted 188 events.


And we hosted 2,100 participants at our events.

Tara Reed (Kollecto) joined us as a CODE2040 Entrepreneur in Residence, working to diversify tech in Detroit.

And our very own SPLT represented Grand Circus at Google Demo Day.

Great work, team!

You’ve all been a huge part of the success of the Google for Entrepreneurs Partner Network, and we’re just getting started.

In 2016, 11 new startup communities joined our ranks.


And more than 135,000 entrepreneurs participated in programs across our network.

Gaza Sky Geeks, Blackbox, and Google for Entrepreneurs teamed up to help Baskalet become the first startup to represent Gaza at an international accelerator.

CastBox took home the trophy at Google Demo Day: Women's Edition, after a busy first year working on their smart audio platform at People Squared.

And Aging2.0’s Sensassure was acquired after the team spent a year living in nursing homes to test and perfect their incontinence sensor for seniors.


With all these great ideas, startups in our network raised over $1.4 billion and created more than 7,800 jobs this year.

And more and more of us are going global.

Over 400 of us used Passport to work from a Google for Entrepreneurs Partner space in another city.

And you traveled more than 38,000 miles for Google for Entrepreneurs Exchanges in Paris, Nashville, and Durham.

A few of us even traveled the world virtually.

In 2016, our network grew

more diverse.
more connected.

And with that kind of momentum, just imagine what we’ll do together this year.