Empowering Startups to Build with AI for Social Good

Facebook is partnering with T-Hub to launch the second edition of the India Innovation Hub Accelerator program, focused on ‘AI for Social Good’. This edition of the accelerator program aims to support startups that are focused on building products and services, which are solving complex social problems, using AI in the domains of Gender Equality, Decent Work and Economic Opportunity, Innovation Infrastructure, Climate Change, and Peace and Justice.

Startups selected for the program will receive support to scale their efforts and improve their products and services, to better tackle fundamental challenges facing the region, as well as scale internationally. Facebook will provide technical support, mentorship, training on the use of Facebook products and tools, and access to dozens of experts within the company. Through various interventions, Facebook and T-Hub will help startups refine their methodology and playbook, accelerating their growth.

FOCUS AREAS

Gender Equality

Decent Work and Economic Opportunity

Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure

Climate change

Peace and Justice & Strong Institutions

PROGRAM BENEFITS

  • Mentorship from Facebook’s engineering and product teams
  • Impactful Training Sprints at Facebook & T-Hub
  • Access to Facebook Programs FbStart & Resources
  • Access to T-Hub’s ecosystem partners

ARE YOU EXCITED TO BE A PART OF IT?

WHO SHOULD APPLY?

  • Each team must have at least 1 full time employee.
  • The product or service is generating recurring revenue.
  • The product or service provides a functionality or capability not currently available in any off the shelf product, or a functionality/capability that can be demonstrated to possess a significant advantage over current offerings in some aspect.
  • The product or service represents original ideas wholly owned with freedom to use or is licensed by the team.
  • The team is based in India, and is working to serve the Indian market; teams aren’t limited to working in India, but must have customers in India.
  • The team has formed or is a part of a recognized, legal entity for the company structure.

STORIES FROM INDIA INNOVATION HUB ACCELERATOR PROGRAM 2018

ABOUT T-HUB

T-Hub is India’s fastest-growing startup engine catalyzing Innovation, Scale and Deal flow. T-Hub is a unique public/private partnership between the government of Telangana, three of India’s premier academic institutes (IIIT-H , ISB and NALSAR) and key private sector leaders. T-Hub aims to forge many such partnerships with governments and corporates across the world to setup T-Bridge centres, strengthening trade relations and attracting investment into the state of Telangana.

T-Hub is one of the largest startup ecosystem builders in India, with over 2000 startups in its database clustered into various stages of growth across sectors of specialization – a model of community development that is unique to Hyderabad. Such a unique model enables investors and corporates to plan programs and capacity building initiatives in a targeted and organized manner. T-Hub is also the only model where the government is working intensely with the investor and the partner to fuel innovation and facilitate enterprise.

For more information, visit: www.t-hub.co

ABOUT FACEBOOK

Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. People use Facebook to stay connected with friends and family, to discover what’s going on in the world, and to share and express what matters to them. For more information, visit: www.facebook.com
Supported by Govt. of Telangana