Ribbon-cutting held for new Google Fiber tech center for entrepreneurs in Portland
Google Fiber partnered with Love City to create the incubator program and build a tech center to support it.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A new tech hub for local entrepreneurs officially opened in West Louisville Wednesday morning.
A ribbon-cutting was held at Love City in the Portland neighborhood on May 9 for what will be a "social impact incubator" for the neighborhood. Google Fiber partnered with Love City to create the incubator program and build a tech center to support it.
The goal was to create a fully updated smart space for people in the Portland area to collaborate and build their businesses.
The space, located at 344 North 26th Street, features a 3-D printer and Google Fiber's fastest speeds of Internet.
Google Fiber will provide the services for free as part of their Community Connections program.
"With the right tools and resources, we believe that the next generation of developers, coders and entrepreneurs will come from right here in the Portland neighborhood," said Jess George of Google Fiber.
The space will welcome entrepreneurs to plan and launch their ideas. A newly named innovation fellow will be the first local entrepreneur to take advantage of the tech hub.
The facility also offers other social programming.
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