E485: Expanding diversity in tech: NewME Accelerator is helping underrepresented entrepreneurs and launching future influencers

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about this episode

In this episode, Jason sits down with Angela Benton, CEO & Founder of the NewME Accelerator, for a candid talk on race, diversity, and startups. They discuss how to expand opportunities in technology for young people of color, the current barriers to gaining entry and getting equal resources, the impact of Black Twitter on social media and in communities, how African-American women are the fastest rising group of entrepreneurs in the U.S., Silicon Valley’s overemphasis on technical founders, “The Business of Jay-Z,” and more. We also meet three founders and NewME graduates to hear about their companies: Tamar Lucien of CanUStart, Rudiger Ellis of Joicaster, and Brian Brackeen of Kairos. Join us!

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