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The Hindu | Staff reporter |

Facebook is offering guidance and mentorship to Indian engineering students aspiring to become entrepreneurs.

As a part of the SV.CO Startup Programme, 50 students will make a six-day trip to California where they will also get an opportunity to present their ideas to the Facebook team.

SV.CO, the digital makeover of the telecom incubator Startup Village, has joined hands with Facebook to provide access to its developer teams in Menlo Park, California, as part of a six-month entrepreneurship programme for students. Facebook is offering guidance and mentorship to Indian engineering students aspiring to become entrepreneurs. As a part of the SV.CO Startup Programme, 50 students will make a six-day trip to California where they will also get an opportunity to present their ideas to the Facebook team and get feedback on them.

Getting to meet talented pros

“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,” Sanjay Vijayakumar, Chairman, Startup Village, was quoted as saying in a press release. As the “Host Startup” of the programme, students will be part of the FB Start programme and in addition to providing guidance in building products, Facebook will contribute in the course content of the SV.CO’s programme framework. “We are pleased to join hands with SV.CO and support their goal of providing a platform to students to build sustainable startups,” said Satyajeet Singh, Product Partnerships, Facebook. –  Courtesy


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