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- Friday, June 17

Share your story and inspire others. Join the GBG Stories Search 2016!

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 business mentoring trip to Google Headquarters in Mountain View, California!

Who can join?

Open to all including GBG / GDG managers.

Where can I apply?

Please use this online form to submit your story or visit http://bit.ly/GBGStories2016

Judging Criteria

- Inspirational Quality (60% ): Personal or professional obstacles that were overcome to achieve success.

- Impact (20%): The business’s positive impact on industry, society, community or environment. Example, sending indigenous children to school; improved financial knowledge of local farmers; etc.

- Innovative Use Of Google Products (20%): Unique and creative uses of the internet and Google products and services for their business.

Submission Categories

One winner from each of the below categories will be selected as well as a 'People's Choice' awardee.

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



The most inspiring stories will be eligible to win some amazing prizes such as getting their stories made into a video pitch by a professional video production team, customized business mentoring, a chance to visit the Googleplex in Mountainview, CA (including flight and accommodation) and so much more!


The judging panel will be made up of 15-20 Google employees representing different teams in Google --- SMB Marketing Global, Developer Product Group (DPG), Policy, PR, Communications, Developer Relations (DevRel).

Contest terms & conditions

For questions, please email Jane through hello@janevestil.com.