|Facebook Announces FbStart, A Developer Program Worth Up to $30,000|
Oh, how interesting. I'm going to have to investigate that further.
|Today, we’re announcing FbStart, a program that provides developers with free tools and services worth up to $30,000 from Facebook and 11 other companies to help startups take off. |
App developers can apply to participate in FbStart, and if selected, will receive credits for Facebook advertising and Parse, plus free services from companies that deliver product testing, recruiting, customer care, video conferencing and document management. Participating companies include Adobe, Appurify, Asana, BlueJeans, Desk.com, MailChimp, Proto.io, Quip, SurveyMonkey, UserTesting, and Workable.Facebook Announces FbStart, A Developer Program Worth Up to $30,000 [newsroom.fb.com]
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Some of it is a free start to lock you into something that will be very expensive in the long term (e.g. Adobe Creative Cloud).
Some of it is available free anyway (e.g. the prot.io offer at the "bootstrap" level is the freelancer plan which is free anyway).
|Some of it is a free start to lock you into something that will be very expensive in the long term (e.g. Adobe Creative Cloud). |
It's not so expensive if you're making money it's just a cost of doing business.
However, if you don't successfully launch, as many don't, it could be the lead balloon that sinks the venture.
A lot of people who are locked into Adobe products are very unhappy with the results. People have been complaining vociferously about Creative Cloud pricing.
My point is that it is not something for nothing: its more akin to borrowing against future cash flows.
Does anyone know if there is a list of what companies have applied or been accepted. Would be curious to see who they helped and how so far. It should be better it seems if they threw in some startup or working capital cash.