The Kochi Startup Village, which launched the world’s first digital incubator for students SV.CO last month has come together with Facebook, to provide access to its developer teams for students who gets enrolled in the entrepreneurship program. As a part of the SV.CO Start-up Programme, 50 students will make a six-day trip to Facebook’s headquarters in Menlo Park, California where they will also get an opportunity to present their ideas to the Facebook team and get feedback. Also Read - Facebook tool will let users transfer posts and notes to Google Docs, Blogger, WordPress
“The purpose of the visit to Silicon Valley is to provide students with a priceless opportunity to absorb and learn from technology companies such as Facebook. Students will get to meet talented professionals from around the world and learn all about creating successful startups,” said Startup Village chairman Sanjay Vijayakumar. Also Read - India's cyber agency cautions Facebook users to update privacy settings after data breach
Satyajeet Singh, of Product Partnerships, Facebook, said: “India is known for technology and engineering talent, and we are keen to create more opportunities for students to share their creativity and innovation to the world. We are pleased to join hands with SV.CO and support their goal of providing a platform to students to build sustainable start-ups.” Also Read - Facebook's Clubhouse rival app set to launch this summer
The Kochi Startup Village has topped the list of 100 best startup incubators in India. Since 2012, Startup Village has supported nearly 590 physical and virtual incubatees in Kochi and 200 in Vizag.