Facebook announces new inititives and expenda current programs for startups in india with the first ever india startup Day
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- October 20, 2018 10:49 PM
Facebook On 9th October, hosted the first ever edition of its India Startup Day in New Delhi.The Initiative sough to bring forth inspiring stories from within india's dynamic and vibrant startup communities through its flagship startup programs - India Innovation Hub SheLeadsTech and Code For The Next Billion, Facebook Has worked with over 200 startups through the course of the last one year and committed to expand its programs to more cities and entrepreneurs in the coming year.
SheleadsTech - Facebook's leading program that gives women founded startup access to a yeay-long program that provides access to a year-long program that provides tools mentorship and resource to help overcome some of the barriers they face and build a successful business in technology. currently SheLeadTech has over 170 members across 24 cities and 13 varticals with 150 more women founded startups expected to join the program by the end of 2018.Wonk
Code For Next Billion - Launched in partnership with NASSCOM the program focuses on supporting startups the employ tech to deliver social good. the 10 selected startups in the current cohort received access to technical financial and marketing mentoring to develop products that have a positive social impact on our communities and transform the lives of indians in need.
India Innovation Hub Accelerator Program - Lanched in Partnership with T-Hub the six month program provides a series of hands on workshops mentoring sessions and partical technology sessions to startups building products with emerging technologies. AR , VR It also saw Facebook setting up an innovation hub at the T-Hub facility in Hyderabad to foster and grow these startups.with the help of Facebook's india innovation hub Innov4sight is building an integrated helth care ecosystem using a combination of VR,analytics bioinformatics biomedical engineering and educational technology. It aims to impact clinical procedures by reducing errors and avoiding second guesses thus improving fertility and cancer care effectiveness.
School Of Innovation - Facebook is also nurturing the entrepreneurial spirit of students and is encouraging them to think about deep tech and product innovation.The first batch of school of innovtion program of 10 student teams have built their VR ideas into working product prototypes which will showcased on a demo day, early next year.
Besides these programs 21000 pepole have also completed self training modules via Fecebook's Startup Hub which was lunched last year.
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