Facebook, to enhance the startup network in India, has introduced mentoring and training units for entrepreneurs across 9 cities. Dubbed Facebook Hubs, these facilities will assist in promoting innovation and backing for the community, by conducting mentor hours and workshops, training, roundtable conversations across 20 spots in 9 cities—Gurgaon, Delhi, Bangalore, Noida, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Goa, and Pune.
The social media giant has collaborated with 91springboard, a co-working space provider, for a year-long program that would entail activities such as skill development and learning programs for entrepreneurs and startups to aid scaling of their businesses. In a statement, Head of Product Partnerships, Facebook South Asia and India, Satyajeet Singh, said, “Facebook Hubs originate from our undertaking to offer startups with the mentorship, support, and infrastructure they require to develop and scale their businesses sustainably and ethically.”
Singh said, “We have functioned with numerous startups via our several programs and by joining forces with 91springboard we expect to stretch out to more, to stimulate the startup ecosystem of India with a visualization to develop businesses of future. Facebook Hubs are in proportion to our image of developing vigorous, conducive places, sustainable programs, and meaningful collaborations with pertinent ecosystem associates to enhance dynamic startup engine of India and facilitate it to offer a further shove to entrepreneurial zeal of India.”
Likewise, Facebook, as it tries to produce more interest in its devoted video platform, is coming up with a new program that will sponsor an array of original Facebook Watch shows, particularly, emphasizing more on entertainment, rather than current affairs and news. As per Digiday’s reports, the program—dubbed “Facebook Match”—would observe Facebook pay out up to $200,000 for each show, collaborating with brands such as Condé Nast, Complex Networks, and BuzzFeed, to generate original Facebook Watch programming presenting celebrities and other influencers.