Delhi-based online recruitment platform Badiyajobs has recently been selected for Facebook’s developer-focused programme “FbStart” which caters to the early-stage, mobile-focused startups.

As part of the programme, the startup will be provided with services & credits worth $40,000. The services include mentorship from Facebook’s engineering teams and services from its partners like Amazon Web Services, Dropbox, Adobe, and MailChimp. Besides partners, it will give free access to more than 25 services including open source tools like React Native, FB Login and Account Kit and App Analytics.

Badiyajobs is a technology company that helps employers hire entry-level workforce such as telecallers, salespersons, drivers, data entry operators conveniently. The company was founded in September 2015 by Aditya Sriganesh, a graduate from IIT Madras and Nitesh Verma, a graduate from IIT Delhi. Manoj Bingi, an IIT Delhi graduate, joined the company later to head operations.

As Aditya explains, “In the bottom of pyramid segment, nearly 15% people are looking for the job and 80% of them are living on a salary of less than $250 a month. There are currently millions of job seekers who can’t find work or are forced to accept positions below their potential. Businesses find it a huge problem to find the right talent. It’s the two way problem, that we are going to solve.”

Badiyajobs android app provides user access to an automated job-seeker registration and assessment process using technology. The app allows the user to search for jobs and apply through a single click process.

Its online platform allows employers to match with the right entry level job seekers. The heart of the system lies in streamlining the entire recruitment process. Using the android app or by doing a phone call, the user answers a series of questions which are captured by the Google speech engine and based on assessment scores are assigned to the user’s profile.

The founders claim to have over 14,000 job-seekers on android app and 150 employers recruiting on its portal.

Nitesh Verma, Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer, Badiyajobs said “Getting selected in FBStart will definitely boost our expansion plans as it will provide much needed tools for marketing, support and scaling the product in different regions of India. Unlike other players in the market, we leverage modern technologies to provide full stack solution to both job seeker as well as recruiters. Facebook’s mentorship and expertise will help us align our product to better fit to market and hence we are pretty excited about this opportunity” .

Badiyajobs is also selected as one of the nine global finalists in Google Business Group Story Search under Social Impact category. The competition by Google Business Group recognizes startups across the globe that are using technology extensively in small and medium business, social impact and technology sectors.

Manoj Bingi, Chief Operating Officer, said, “The scalability of our product, enabled by our tech-based assessment tools, allows us to reach out to millions of job seekers in a very short span of time. Google believing in our ideology of assisting entry level workforce get jobs using technology and shortlisting us as one of the 9 Global Finalists is a strong validation of what we are doing.”

Facebook launched FbStart in 2014 with an aim to help early-stage mobile startups build and grow their apps. It provides an exclusive community, worldwide events, and mentorship from Facebook to the startups along with $80K in free tools and services.

FbStart includes three tracks, viz., Pre-launch (up to $15K benefits), Bootstrap (up to $30K benefits), and Accelerate (up to $80K benefits). The programme provides free access to more than 25 services including open source tools like React Native, FB Login and Account Kit and App Analytics.

India is the largest market for FbStart outside the US. According to the product partnerships team at Facebook, over 75% of top-grossing apps in India get integrated with Facebook. Other startups accepted to FBStart programme this year include Video Vibe, FoodCloud, Healofy, AsepsisLife, Partiko, Flicksup, CoutLoot, XPrep, Fixu, Tuneup, Vebbler and more.

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