The news arrived just a few days ago: 5 startups will take part in FbStart, a special program launched for the first time in Italy by Facebook! Guess what?! All of them are graduated from our acceleration program! Here they are: Karaoke One: mobile app that turns the karaoke experience into a social activity, with gaming and sharing features Nextwin: social game aimed at sharing sports betting, which allows users to play with virtual coins (nextcoins) and compete on the basis of their predictions to be voted by the community and win prizes Tutored: social platform where students meet to better organize their university life and to book other students as tutors Verticomics: an app that allows fans of comics to buy and read on any device the best publications available, adjusted for a vertical digital format. In addition, it offers a free comic per day
In addition to a package of tools and services aimed at building and growing the app, startups will have opportunities for mentorship and contact with Facebook’s team and an exclusive global community of startups. The FbStart program, in which Facebook has invested 100 million dollars at the global level, has so far supported 7,200 companies operating through mobile apps. As Luigi Capello, co-founder of LUISS ENLABS and CEO of LVenture Group said: "This initiative provides the startups' teams with essential tools and contacts for their growth. We are particularly pleased that Facebook has chosen our accelerator for the launch of this new platform, and we are confident that our startups will benefit from this collaboration."