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FB to support entrepreneurs and startups through its key programmes

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New Delhi, Oct 10 (KNN) Social media giant Facebook has said it would offer meaningful support to more entrepreneurs and startups through some of its key programmes. 

It will also foster the growing tech ecosystem in India, it said.

The social media company spoke of how India will prosper once startups flourish.  A Facebook India Startup Day was held in the national capital on Tuesday.

Facebook India and South Asia, Head of Platform Partnerships, Satyajeet Singh said, “We are creating programmes that can fuel startups to build businesses of tomorrow through mentoring, regular trainings, workshops and meetups. Within this year, we have worked closely with over 200 startups through our varied programmes.”

The company also unveiled plans of expanding efforts to more cities and for aspiring entrepreneurs.

Speaking at the event, Amitabh Kant, CEO, Niti Aayog said innovation being seen currently in the startup space is indeed heartening.

He added, “If you look at a vast number of startups across India - within the tech sector, cutting edge technology is being used to enable India to leapfrog technology.”

“A lot of work is also going on in social innovation. Amazing work is being done in education, health and agriculture and that’s where real innovation is needed. It is amazing that such innovation will spur radical transformation in areas where India needs it the most,” he said. 

Among some of its initiatives to support startups include ‘SheLeadsTech Roadshow,’ which is for women-led startups, setting up of three innovation hubs that will include collaborations with co-working spaces in Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore and doubling its reach via ‘Developer Circles.’ 

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