Monday, June 13, 2016

Search for GBG Success Stories is on!

Are you using Google to do extraordinary things? Has technology enabled you to start new ventures, grow your business or affect the lives of those around you in a positive way? Would you like your story shared around the world? We would love to hear from you.

Share your story for a chance to visit Google Headquarters in Mountain View, California for mentorship experience customized and relevant to your business.

Here are the guidelines:

Who can join?
GBG / GDG managers and community members
Non-community members ( Public )

Judging Criteria
Inspirational: personal or professional obstacles that were overcome to achieve success (60%)
Impactful: on industry, society, community or environment (20%)

Innovative: unique ways of using the internet to deliver its product, service and process and how Google products were used (20%)

SMB - Small to medium sized businesses including NGOs.
Technology - Technology startups and ventures.
Social Impact - Social enterprises.

  • 13 June 2016 - Submission starts
  • 27 June 2016 - Submission closes
  • 27 June 2016 - Start judging submissions
  • 7 July 2016 - 24 Semi-finalists selected and contacted by email and/or phone and YouTube 1 minute pitch submission starts
  • 14 July 2016 - YouTube 1 minute pitch submission closes for internal selection
  • 21 July 2016 - 9 Global finalists selected and contacted by email and/or phone and video production starts
  • 14 November 2016 - Videos for 9 Global Finalists produced and public voting for people’s choice awards starts.
  • 21 November 2016 - Winners announced
Winners will be sent (flights and hotel) to MTV for a customized business mentoring visit and a chance to attend a business conference.

We have a group of 15-20 judges representing different teams in Google - SMB Marking Global, Developer Product Group (DPG), Policy, PR, Communications, Developer Relations (DevRel).

Leave a comment here, or a message to either @Jon, @Carlo, or @Alma if you want to nominate your business or someone else's. Feel free to reach out if you have questions!