Facebook announces new competition for Facebook Connect Apps

Posted by Rob Lewis

In addition to announcing the official launch of Facebook Connect for the iPhone this weekend, Inside Facebook is reporting that they have also announced a new round of the fbFund competition for developers building apps on the web, iPhone, desktop, or any platform with Facebook Connect.

Facebook’s Josh Elman announced at the Facebook Developers Garage in Austin that up to 50 developers will be selected as first round winners in May. From there, several finalists will be awarded up to $100,000 in the form of equity investments. The finalists will also be invited to spend the summer in a new incubator program being run by Dave McClure of Founders Fund, where they will also receive mentorship from Facebook engineers and executives.

Last year, there were over 600 applicants for the first year of the fbFund competition. As reported in December here, three of the five fbFund Grant winners had a Canadian connection - WedSnap's Weddingbook, HitGrab's MouseHunt, and Albert Lai's Kontagent.

Interesting previously unreported sidenote: WedSnap sold their Weddingbook App to The Knot in January.

Company:
Kontagent
Website:
http://www.kontagent.com
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Kontagent is the leading enterprise user analytics platform for social and mobile application developers, marketers and producers. Kontagent tracks more than 1,000 applications, over 100 million monthly active users, and in excess of 10,000 messages every second for customers around the globe. Founded in 2007, the company is headquartered in San Francisco with additional offices in Toronto and London. For more... more

Company:
HitGrab Inc.
Website:
http://www.hitgrab.com
Location:
Burlington, Ontario, Canada

HitGrab Inc. is a premier social game development company. We build highly engaging social games, consult on social network monetization and provide training on "how to market online". We love teaming up with great partners to offer turn-key solutions to their clients. If you're looking for a social network solution, let us consult and build it for you. Contact us at theteam [at] hitgrab [dot] com or call... more

Company:
WedSnap
Website:
http://www.wedsnap.com
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

WedSnap provides web applications to the wedding industry. more


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Rob Lewis

Rob Lewis

Rob is the President of Techvibes Media and Editor-in-Chief of Techvibes.com.  His diverse background includes stints in International Trade Finance, Web Development, and Enterprise Software and he is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, British Columbia Institute of Technology, and Simon Fraser University. When not running Canada's leading technology media property, Rob can be... more



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