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Facebook introduces FbStart to drive startups’ growth


Facebook has announced FbStart, a program that provides developers with free tools and services worth up to $30,000 from the social networking site and 11 other companies to help the take-off of startups

According to Facebook, app developers can apply to take part in FbStart. Selected developers will receive credits for Facebook advertising and Parse, with free services from companies that deliver product testing, recruiting, customer care, video conferencing and document management.

The participating companies include Adobe, Appurify, Asana, BlueJeans, Desk.com, MailChimp, Proto.io, Quip, SurveyMonkey, UserTesting and Workable.

FbStart aims to offer developers the essential services needed to either get their business up and running or take it to the next stage of growth.

FbStart works in two tracks: Bootstrap track and Accelerate track. Bootstrap track is for companies just getting started and the Accelerate track for apps that demonstrated initial traction and are trying to grow.

Application for FbStart open to every developer around the world with a public iOS or Android app and the program would be opened to all developers in the coming weeks, according to Facebook.

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