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Content discovery app Flicksup shortlisted for Facebook's FbStart programme

For-FB-Startup-Story_ThinkstockPhotos-516796850Bengaluru-based Flicksup, a content discovery social network, has been selected for Facebook's FbStart programme, which is designed to help early-stage mobile startups build and grow their apps.

Flicksup will receive services and credits worth $40,000 from Facebook and its partners including Amazon, MailChimp, App Annie, and UserTesting, The Economic Times reported on Monday.

Launched in April, Flicksup was founded by IIT Roorkee alumni Siddharth Maheshwari, Tarun Valecha and IIT Bombay alumnus Pawan Nagwani.

Flicksup is a social network where users can follow their favourite movies and TV shows, write reviews, have discussions and create collections.

Other startups that have recently been picked for Facebook's FbStart programme include Bengaluru and Dallas-based AsepsisLife Inc's immunisation management platform vImmune. This startup had also raised angel funding from a radiologist certified by The American Board of Radiology.

Bengaluru-based Healofy, a peer-to-peer content platform of moms and moms-to-be and Singapore-based job search and educational content platform JobSenz were also selected for the FbStart programme in October.

FbStart offers a package of free tools and services designed to help early-stage startups build and grow their mobile apps. The selected startups will also get access to a community of developers, worldwide events and mentorship from the social networking giant.

Any developer who has launched a working mobile app on App Store or Google Play is eligible to apply to FbStart.

The programme provides free access to more than 25 services, including open source tools like React Native, FB Login and Account Kit and App Analytics.

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