New project aims to diversify the tech industry

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This year tech companies have been shining a light on their own employment statistics. They haven’t been good, especially for African-Americans who make up less than 1 percent of people in tech roles.
Tech companies are often the breeding grounds for talent who go on to create startups. The NewME accelerator in Silicon Valley is working to change the landscape.
CCTV’s Mark Niu filed this report from California.

New project aims to diversify the tech industry

New project aims to diversify the tech industry

This year tech companies have been shining a light on their own employment statistics. They haven't been good, especially for African-Americans who make up less than 1 percent of people in tech roles. Tech companies are often the breeding grounds for talent who go on to create startups. The NewME accelerator in Silicon Valley is working to change the landscape. CCTV's Mark Niu filed this report from California.


NewMe CEO Angela Benton shares her success story
CCTV’s Mark Niu spoke with NewMe Founder and CEO Angela Benton about the inspiration behind her groundbreaking startup accelerator program. Her own success story shows what investors could be missing out on by not collaborating with minority entrepreneurs.

NewMe CEO Angela Benton shares her success story

NewMe CEO Angela Benton shares her success story

CCTV's Mark Niu spoke with NewMe Founder and CEO Angela Benton about the inspiration behind her groundbreaking startup accelerator program. Her own success story shows what investors could be missing out on by not collaborating with minority entrepreneurs.