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Technology entrepreneurs and start-up professionals gathered for Brunch on Sunday, June 19, to welcome participants of the NewMe Accelerator to the Bay Area. The accelerator is a nine-week program that identified eight minority-owned tech start-ups and invited them to live together in a house where they will receive mentoring and lessons on everything from funding options to user interface design and back-end coding.
In addition to the eight start-ups, more than 30 tech professionals attended the brunch, which was sponsored by Black Founders, a group formed with the purpose of connecting Black tech start-ups to one another and helping them establish relationships with mentors and venture capital funding.
Black Enterprise snagged an interview with NewMe, co-founder Angela Benton to talk about the goals of the program and what blacks in this exclusive yet popular sector need in order to succeed. Watch the video below for her insight.