The social network harnesses the power of Google+ Hangouts On Air to bring prominent Tech VCs and entrepreneurs to the public in real time.
Google+ reveals plans to launch a new initiative that will increase activity in the social networking platform. The company introduced ‘VC Office Hours,” a program that allows users to participate in hangouts with top Silicon Valley figures. There are some notable names for the first session, including John Lilly of Greylock Ventures, Chris Dixon of Founder Collective, Roger McNamee of Elevation Partners, and John Borthwick of Betaworks. Brad Horowitz, VP of Product at Google+, elaborated on these interactive sessions:
For each session, we’re hoping to find 6-8 interested and interesting entrepreneurs, students, or fans of tech investing to lob questions at the respective VC’s. We’ll do 30m or so sessions, that we’ll broadcast and archive for posterity. We’ll announce each VC session with an individual G+ post… and if you’d like to be part of the interview panel, you can respond in the comments. I’ll select a group of panelists from those that self-nominate.
The date and time for the first session is still not confirmed, but followers of VC Office Hours’ Google+ page have shown a lot of interest.