Code For Next Billion by Facebook, Nasscom and CNBC for Developers in India

Code For Next Billion by Facebook, Nasscom and CNBC for Developers in India

From our calendars to our bank statements to our social lives, we live online. Millions of people all over India are starting to come online, and there are huge opportunities to connect them with useful services and information. We will invest in developers who are building mobile apps to inspire large-scale innovation for new internet users.

NASSCOM 10K, CNBC TV18 and Facebook – the changemakers!

Code for the Next Billion is an immersive 6 month program to inspire, encourage and fulfil internet innovation among the developer community in India. It is aimed at accelerating the development and adoption of mobile internet applications across India.

The program involves access to cutting edge technology, social impact and business mentors; workshops and webinars to receive hands-on training; investors and enterprises to help validate and scale the selected start-ups.

Who can apply?

Code for the Next Billion is running two programs targeting developers and students to build applications in the

– Health
– Economic Empowerment (finance, capacity building, etc.),
– Education/Skill Development
– Public Utility (water, power, transport)

eveloper Leaders Building for the Next Billion

Through an application process, 10 developers who have demonstrated a commitment to build for new-to-internet populations will be part of a six-month program where they will be provided with-

– Technical, marketing, and financial support as well as leadership skills, to build their applications and businesses.
– Networking opportunities with industry leaders (CEOs, thought leaders, VCs, ecosystem evangelists, social change leaders), funders and the media to bring public awareness to their commitment, solutions and impact.
– Opportunity to be featured on a CNBCTV18 TV series to showcase their achievements.
– Access to US$80,000 worth of Facebook credits and support through Facebook’s FbStart program to build their business.

Last Date to Apply: 15th January 2016

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