04 August 2017, India:
India-born social network, STICHIO, has been selected by Facebook to get incubated in its coveted FBStart program. As a part of this program, STICHIO would receive benefits worth $40,000 and avail opportunity to work with Facebook’s product and technology team in the US.
Founded in 2016 by Vivek Aalok, Swagatika Das, Ashish Chawla and Rajan Bhuyan, STICHIO a first-of-its-kind social network that offers you a large assortment of readily available ideas in the form of dares or challenges. These challenges can range from fun, talent, fitness and puzzles to totally outrageous ones. Dares at STICHIO can take any shape from doing something good, changing habits, fulfilling some really difficult challenges, to simply having fun! The platform stands on a firm belief that completing a dare is not just fun; it also gives a sense of accomplishment, freedom from fear and the power to endure!
“STICHIO took its current shape as a result of constant feedback from users and keen insights into users’ minds. We conducted DARE events in 10 different colleges as a part of some of the largest college fests around the country. This allowed us to have a laser focus on the fundamentals behind which STICHIO at its current form stands. With the exciting journey we have had so far and constant love from our existing users, we are confident to take our user base to over 1 million in a year’s time.” Swagatika Das, Founder and CEO, said.
“FBStart points to another step in the right direction for STICHIO. We are pleased to have this shot in our arm with FBStart and are excited to brainstorm with some of the best minds at Facebook,” said Vivek Aalok, Co-founder of STICHIO.
Launched in May, STICHIO‘s Android app has already made significant strides and along with the website, it has more than 100,000 users on it. Within this short span, STICHIO’s fresh and innovative ideas have been super popular and highly sought after by users.