100 grand is always nice.
Marrissa explains how, and annouces some other stuff, at the Searchnomics Conference today.
Â “Google Gadget Ventures is a new Google pilot program dedicated to helping developers create richer, more useful Google Gadgets. Inspired by the success of iGoogle, which has been driven by the creation by 3rd-party developers of a broad range of gadgets, Gadget Ventures provides two types of funding:
- Grants of $5,000 to those whoâ€™ve built gadgets weâ€™d like to see developed further. Youâ€™re eligible to apply for a grant if youâ€™ve developed a gadget thatâ€™s in our Google gadgets directory and gets at least 250,000 weekly page views. To apply, you must submit a one-page proposal detailing how youâ€™d use the grant to improve your gadget.
- Seed investments of $100,000 to developers whoâ€™d like to build a business around the Google gadgets platform. Only Google Gadget Venture grant recipients are eligible for this type of funding. Submitting a business plan detailing how you plan to build a viable business around the gadgets platform is a required part of the seed investment application process.“