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Globe, Facebook Partner to Support Developers, Startups

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Digital lifestyle leader Globe Telecom and social media behemoth Facebook are teaming up to support developers and startups in the Philippines through Internet.org, an initiative which is incidentally run by Facebook to provide internet connectivity to two-thirds of the world which is not yet connected.

To drive the partnership, Kickstart Ventures Inc. is hosting an event called “Raid The Fridge,” an everyone-is-an-equal startup community event with an atmosphere that builds bridges across startups and corporates, founders and investors, developers and business. Kickstart Ventures is a wholly-owned venture capital subsidiary of Globe. For the 8:00PM speaker’s slot, Globe is bringing in Jackie Chang, Product Partnerships Manager for Internet.org at Facebook, who will be talking about the Internet.org initiative and how it can impact local startups and developers for a much-needed global exposure.

Globe Senior Advisor for Consumer Business Group Daniel Horan says, “Globe continues to share with Facebook a common pursuit of broadening the digital lifestyle to make it more mainstream. By opening Internet.org to developers and entrepreneurs, we see more opportunities for the local digital startup community to expand their reach, propagate social advocacies, and push entrepreneurial pursuits at the grassroots level.” Last May, Facebook announced the Internet.org platform aimed at supporting local developer communities.

Attendees to Raid The Fridge will have a chance to learn more about developing relevant content and services for Internet.org, happening on Thursday, September 24, 2015 at 8:00pm at the Kickstart office in Makati City, Philippines.

Source: Press release from Globe Telecom.

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