NewME Accelerator was featured in Mashable today. Read some of the article below:
San Francisco-based startup NewME wasn’t having it. Before launching its immersive accelerator program, the company successfully fostered a dialogue about minority participation in the tech space with events and conferences. The 2010 NewME Washington D.C. conference brought together experts, venture capitalists and minority entrepreneurs themselves to discuss the industry’s high barrier to entry, specifically when it comes to African-Americans, Latinos and women.
As both a woman and an African-American, NewME founder Angela Benton has managed to surpass the overwhelming odds. “Even if I think back to earlier on in my career, when I was a designer or an engineer, I was still the only black woman in meetings, on the teams that I was on and even in the department that I was in,” she says.
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