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Facebook's fbFund to launch incubator program

The fbFund will choose a few Facebook Platform developers to get up to $100,000 in funding and spend the summer in Palo Alto, Calif.

By April 16, 2009


Facebook announces FBFund winners

Eighteen companies and two nonprofits have been invited to spend the summer learning and building at the social network's Palo Alto, Calif., headquarters.

By May 28, 2009


First finalists announced for FBFund '09

This year, the big differences are that FBFund awards are in the form of equity investments, not grants, and that many of the finalists are now Facebook Connect or iPhone apps.

By May 18, 2009


The Facebook app is dead, long live Facebook apps

At FBFund Demo Day, the most promising services are not on Facebook per se. The new way to leverage Facebook is to use the network, but within destination sites

By September 1, 2009


Facebook invites members to vote in developer competition

The second annual FBFund investment grant competition has already given out $25,000 apiece to 25 finalists, and five winners will receive $225,000 each.

By November 11, 2008


Facebook announces 25 developer grant finalists

They now have a chance to apply for $225,000 in grant money in the FBFund developer competition's final round--but only if they successfully build the apps first.

By October 15, 2008


Facebook: 600 developers applied for funding

The first round of the company's FBFund grant contest has concluded, with 25 finalists to be announced on September 22.

By September 12, 2008


Facebook kicks off developer funding competition

The company's FBFund grant program has never been one of its most publicity-friendly projects, but a new contest that will give away $10 million total may change that.

By August 4, 2008


Facebook announces incentive fund for application developers

The company announces a new program called FBFund to provide grants to developers who are interested in creating applications for the Facebook Platform.

By September 17, 2007