Stripe Payment Processing Added to FbStart Benefits


FbStartLogo650The latest addition to Facebook’s FbStart program for mobile application startups is access to up to $ 50,000 in payment processing from its newest partner company, Stripe.

The social network also revamped the FbStart website, saying that startups can now learn more about the program and members can access a portal where they can review their benefits, see FbStart news and interact with other members.

Michael B. Huang, who works on strategic partner development for Facebook, wrote in a post on the social network’s developer blog:

Today we are announcing that FbStart members (both Bootstrap and Accelerate) will now have access to up to $ 50,000 in payment processing from Stripe, which joins the 17 other partner companies providing FbStart benefits.

We will reach out to existing FbStart members soon to explain how to log into the site and redeem their Stripe benefits.

Facebook announced the launch of FbStart at its F8 global developer conference in San Francisco April 30, saying that fledgling developers could apply for eligibility for free products and services (up to $ 30,000 at the time).

Initial partners in the program were Adobe, Appurify, Asana, BlueJeans,, MailChimp,, Quip, SurveyMonkey, UserTesting and Workable

In mid-May, registration was opened to all developers, and Transifex and Hootsuite were added as FbStart partners.

Three more partners were added in July: Braintree, Appmethod and Get Satisfaction.

And Facebook launched its 10-city FbStart tour in New York Oct. 2.

Developers: Have you looked into FbStart?