Facebook Kicks Off FbStart Tour, Offers More To Startups

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At its f8 developer conference in April, Facebook launched FbStart, a program aimed at supporting startups by offering them thousands of dollars worth of tools and services to help them get their apps to take off. The company opened up the program in May.

In July, Facebook announced that it added more partners, bringing the total to 17. At the time, the company said tools and services available to accepted startups were worth up to $40,000.

Facebook provided an update on the program on Friday, saying that over 1,000 startups have joined, and that tools and services are now worth up to $63,000 for its "Accelerate" companies and $24,000 for "Bootstrap" companies.

Still, it would appear that they're really just getting things started as they announced a new tour across ten cities, which will see Facebook engineers and product managers covering best practices for all stages of app growth and development.

"We’re excited to meet with promising mobile developers around the world to provide feedback and services," Facebook said.

Here are the dates:

10/2 — New York
10/6 — Boston
10/8 — Berlin
10/16 — Austin
10/27 — Seattle
11/4 — Dublin
11/6 — London
11/13 — Moscow
11/18 — Helsinki
11/20 — San Francisco Bay Area
11/21 — Paris

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Chris Crum
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