It was only two weeks ago that the first minority accelerator, NewMe, hosted their first demo day in San Franciso, Cali. The 11 founders in the program displayed their companies to a crowd of about 70 attendees. Each one had a unique startup to bring to the table and now one of them has received funding.
David Adewumi and his two co-founders received $100,000 in funding for their startup OneSchool Inc. OneSchool is a mobile app for colleges that gives the community a hands on directory of numerous things on campus. Some schools already have their own apps, but OneSchool is looking to be the solution for the many that still don’t.
OneSchool brings together an interactive map of the campus, a student body and faculty directory, a course directory, local food shops, bus schedules and trackers, news and real-time chat. The application launched this month on iPhone for Penn State and are looking to be that platform for another 4,300 schools on both iOS and Android in the next year and a half.
This is exciting news for not only Adewumni and his co-founders, but for the NewMe Accelerator and their affiliates. NewMe was created to help get minority-led tech start-ups not only connected, but funded. Just over a summer they were able to accomplish that starting with the first, OneSchool.
The first class of the NewMe Accelerator is showing everyone just how much talent lies in minority tech startups. With as much success as the NewMe Accelerator has received in only their first round, it is clear that OneSchool is only the first of many that will come out even more successful then they went in. To find out more about OneSchool visit www.oneschool.comCategory: Featured, NewMe Accelerator | Tags: app, colleges, David Adewumi, funding, Mobile, NewME Accelerator, OneSchool Inc.