Facebook provides mentoring to startup developers

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Facebook’s FBStart program is a “global program designed to help mobile startups build and grow their apps.”

FbStart provides year-round support from Facebook product experts, an exclusive community of global startups, and up to $80,000 in free tools and services from premier partners.

FBStart has two tracks, Bootstrap and Accelerate. But what’s interesting to MentorPhile is that both tracks provide mentoring amongst the benefits listed:

Bootstrap Benefits

Support and Mentorship

Connect with Facebook product managers, engineers and operations operations through events, office hours, webinars, email and more.

Obviously mentorship has become coin of the realm for startups and Facebook is anteing up. Whether it’s accurate to call support from Facebook staff “mentorship” or not isn’t as important as the fact Facebook seems to believe that “Support” is necessary, but not sufficient for startup developers, they need to provide “Mentorship” as well.  That’s a good thing for those of us promoting mentorship for founders and for mobile app developers working who want to work with Facebook.

 

 

 

 

Author: Mentorphile

Mentor, coach, and advisor to entrepreneurs, small businesses, and non-profit organizations. General manager with significant experience in both for-profit and non-profit organizations. Focus on media and information. On founding team of four venture-backed companies. Currently Chairman of Popsleuth, Inc., maker of the Endorfyn app for keeping fans updated on new stuff from their favorite artists.

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