At FbStart SF, over 450 developers and entrepreneurs gathered at San Francisco's Bespoke co-working space for a full day of live product demos and deep-dive sessions from Facebook engineers and experts.
At RISE conference in Hong Kong, FbStart met with hundreds of developers to announce new program benefit partners like Amazon, DocSend, and Pitchbook. FbStart also announced the 5 global winners of the annual FbStart Apps of the Year competition. Grand prize winner VoiceTube received $50,000 in cash and $50,000 in Facebook Ad Credits, and the other winners each received $5,000 in cash and $7,500 in Facebook Ad Credits. App submissions were judged by a panel of technology experts from Andreessen Horowitz, ChangeCorp, DeskConnect, GitHub, Facebook, and Saavn.