Hyderabad: The India Innovation Accelerator Programme by Facebook in partnership with T-Hub, has now opened applications for its second edition. The second edition will now focus on identifying and empowering innovative startups leveraging Artificial Intelligence (AI) based solutions that will have a positive impact on the community.
Satyajeet Singh, head of Platform Partnerships, Facebook India and South Asia, said, “With the second edition of the India Innovation Accelerator program, we want to help to build the ecosystem for AI in India and support startups with the resources and opportunities, they would need to succeed. We aim to bring our industry knowledge, technical know-how to take their ideas to next level.” The programme will support a cohort of AI startups that have an outsized social impact potential and focus on building technology to solve complex social problems in the domains of: Empowerment of Women and Girls, Agriculture, Healthcare, Education, Climate Change, Resilient Cities etc.
Ravi Narayan, CEO, T-Hub, said “The first edition of the India Innovation Accelerator programme in partnership with Facebook last year was a great success, as we scouted some super cool and innovative startups in the AR/VR/MR industries. We are excited to partner again with Facebook for the second time, and working with some of the best startups in India in AI for social good space.”
Startups accepted into the program will participate in a rich curriculum of activities specifically designed to support product development, growth, and expansion to new markets. Facebook will provide technical expertise, mentorship, training on the use of Facebook products and tools, free access to a suite of products and services, and access to experts within the company. The startups will also have access to T-Hub’s network of mentors, industry experts, investors, service providers and will be allowed an opportunity to attract funding for their business during the Demo Day at the end of the program.
The call for application to participate in the programme closes on June 2. To participate in the accelerator, interested startups can apply here: https://t-hub.co/innovation_accelerator