Imaguru Startup HUB unveiled a partnership with Google for Startups to expand its expertise in growing and supporting startups across Europe, and it plans to open several Hubs in Europe to build the bridge between Eastern European and Western European startup and venture communities.
The main startup hub of Belarus, Imaguru, lost its long-time home in Minsk in April as its landlord terminated the lease due to “an order from above”.
The newly signed partnership is to foster digitalization and frontier tech development by addressing the innovation and tech talent gap in Europe. By providing a high-quality deal flow of tech startups, Imaguru is open for cooperation with all those who want to co-invest into European scalable tech ventures, it said,
“Imaguru startup hub, the key ecosystem builder, was forced to close its business in Belarus. It was shut down by the regime, which has led a brutal crackdown on our community in recent months. Our team which had to relocate from Belarus is currently based in various countries across Europe, including Spain and Lithuania.”Tania Marinich, Founder and CEO at Imaguru
“We have the ambition to build a pan-European hub. Our newly signed partnership with Google is a sign we are stronger than ever to bring our pan-European plans to light. With our headquarters in Madrid now we are determined to open new offices across European countries to infuse European startups with tech expertise and talent.” Marinich was quoted as saying.