US-based search engine Google is reportedly set to unveil plans for an internet university designed to encourage entrepreneurship in the UK. The building will be based in 4 to 5 Bonhill Street near London’s technology cluster "Silicon Roundabout", according to UK news provider the Evening Standard yesterday.  The so-called "Campus" will provide more than 100 desks for aspiring entrepreneurs to help build "an entrepreneur community", the Standard said. Google was encouraged to open the building by government plans to create a "Tech City"in London’s East End, the Standard added. The move follows Google’s corporate venturing unit, Google Ventures, hiring Rick Klau, previously product manager at US-based video website YouTube and an ex-Google executive, to join to run its Startup University.

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