Google Offers Investments For Gadgeteers

    June 28, 2007
    WebProNews Staff

A new program called Google Gadget Ventures, launched by the search advertising company, will hand out grants and seed investments to worthy gadget writers.

Google Offers Investments For Gadgeteers
Google Offers Investments For Gadgeteers

1. Write a Google Gadget.
2. ???
3. Profit!!!

Google has filled in step 2 for gadget makers. Those who achieve a certain level of success could be eligible for a small grant, or a larger investment, from Google Gadget Ventures.

To be eligible to apply, a developer needs to have 250,000 page views per week of their gadget. Google has a $5,000 grant available for those developers, to enable them to spend more time on enhancing the gadget.

In some cases, gadget building may be the gateway to creating a fully-fledged enterprise. Those could receive a $100,000 seed investment from Google to get the business off the ground.

“In order to be eligible for a seed investment, you must have received a $5,000 grant, and you must propose a plan for making your gadget financially sustainable,” Tom Stocky wrote on the Google Code blog.