Facebook Hubs to support start-ups

Press Trust of India New Delhi | Updated on March 12, 2019 Published on March 12, 2019

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Training, workshops to be held across 20 locations in India

Social media platform Facebook on Tuesday launched “Facebook Hubs”, an initiative to foster innovation and offer support for budding entrepreneurs.

Facebook Hubs will extend support for start-up community by hosting mentor hours and conducting trainings, workshops, discussions across 20 locations in Delhi, Gurugram, Noida, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Pune, Navi Mumbai and in Goa, it said in a statement.

Tie-up for work space

The social media platform said it has partnered with 91springboard, an office space rental firm, for a year-long programme to help start-ups and entrepreneurs scale their businesses.

The initiative includes co-working community hosting, planning and organising structured activities such as learning and skill development programmes for budding entrepreneurs.

“We have already worked with hundreds of start-ups through our various programmes and by teaming up with 91springboard we hope to reach out to more, to fuel India’s start-up ecosystem with a vision to build businesses of tomorrow,” Satyajeet Singh, Head of Product Partnerships, Facebook India and South Asia said.

Facebook Hubs will be part of a global network for training and mentoring facilities for not just start-ups, but also developers, small and medium businesses, creators, and job seekers, the statement added.

Published on March 12, 2019
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