Facebook Hubs launched across 9 cities in India to help startups grow

“These Hubs will further enable the startup ecosystem in India and are now available in 20 locations across 9 cities”

Facebook started its digital and startup training hubs in India back in 2017. Now, to further improve the startup situation in the country, the social network has launched 20 new hubs across 9 cities in India. This shows that Facebook is fully committed to help startups grow.

To launch these new Facebook Hubs, the company has partnered with co-working company 91springboard. The partnership includes a yearlong program that include several learning, skill development, and other community activities for startups and entrepreneurs. These activities will help them improve and grow their businesses/startups. Anand Vemuri, CEO of 91springboard said:

“We are truly proud and delighted to join forces with Facebook. India has some incredible things happening in the startup ecosystem and our partnership to enable Facebook Hubs will provide entrepreneurs access to knowledge, tools and resources that will give them a massive competitive edge.”

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The hubs will host training camps, workshops, mentor hours, roundtable discussions and more. The activities will be held across 20 locations present in Delhi, Gurgaon, Bangalore, Noida, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Pune, Goa and Navi Mumbai. Satyajeet Singh, Head of Product Partnerships of Facebook India said in a press-release.

“Facebook Hubs stem from our mission to provide startups with the infrastructure, mentorship and support they need to grow and scale their operations ethically and sustainably. We have already worked with hundreds of startups through our various programs and by teaming up with 91springboard we hope to reach out to more, to fuel India’s startup ecosystem with a vision to build businesses of tomorrow.”

Facebook’s vision is to develop robust and sustainable programs by creating partnerships with ecosystem partners, which will help grow India’s startup scene. A lot of interesting and incredible things have been happening in India. Several new ideas are being born and are out to solve some of the most basic problems in the country. The Facebook Hubs will provide access to additional knowledge, resources, tools and more to give entrepreneurs an edge. 

Google has a similar program known as the Launchpad Accelerator, which also selects 10 startups and provides mentorship and other types for support to help the businesses scale and improve.