New Delhi: Microsoft-owned professional networking platform LinkedIn on Wednesday announced the India leg of its global Creator Accelerator Program.
The program is a ten-week incubator-style initiative to support 200 creators in growing their communities on the platform and is part of LinkedIn's $25 million commitment to creators globally.
"The program aims to help creators build engaging content and communities, spark productive conversations, and connect creators to meaningful opportunities," LinkedIn said in an official release.
Initially, it was launched in the United States successfully in 2021 and India is the second market to roll out the program.
"At LinkedIn, India is the fastest growing market with a thriving creator community, and the Creator Accelerator Program is the first of many steps in supporting a diverse range of creators on the platform," the statement added.
As part of the program, the selected 200 creators will get support and access to LinkedIn's Community Management team, educational workshops, creator-to-creator networking opportunities, access to various tools and resources, and mentorship opportunities with LinkedIn thought leaders Ankur Warikoo (Founder of Nearbuy.com), Radhika Gupta (MD and CEO of Edelweiss AMC), Pooja Dhingra (Founder and CEO of Le 15 Patisserie), and Nuseir Yassin (CEO of Nas Academy).
The selected cohort of creators will also be given a financial grant to "bring their ideas to life and explore their creativity.
As per the LinkedIn, it will shortlist creators based on their ability to build communities, create unique content and spark discussions around professional topics.
The program has begun taking applications and will continue to accept applications till March 16. The company will announce the final cohort of creators in the coming months.