Tagged, Google, InteractiveOne and More Line Up to Sponsor NewME Accelerator #BOOM

Originally posted on BlackWeb 2.0 by Angela Benton

Important Note:  You may see Angela and I say #BOOM consistently in the coming weeks and throughout the summer, it's our version of the fist bump, lol :)

We are just a couple of weeks out at this point and we are still in awe about the amount of support that we've gotten not only from speakers and mentors but also from the people who are financially and resourcefully helping to make this historic program happen.  When we first conceptualized even putting something like this together we knew it was a huge idea, and to be frank I was [...]

Announcing the NewME Accelerator Startup Winners – This summer is going to be epic!

Originally Posted on BlackWeb 2.0 by Sherri L. Smith

Last month, Black Web 2.o CEO and founder, Angela Benton announced the launch of the NewME Accelerator. The “first-ever technology accelerator for minority-led startups,” the NewME Accelerator will help a select number of startups take their budding businesses to the next level. Taking place over a nine-week period (June 16 – August 18), startup founders will travel to the heart of Silicon Valley to learn from some of technology’s top industry leaders.

In addition to five pre-selected startups, (goKitkloud.coPencil You In [...]

Talk Social News Episode 15: Angela Benton of Blackweb 2.0, dealnews.com, Mumbai, Facebook, and twitter backgrounds

Hello everyone, we hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving and haven't spent to much money on Black Friday or Cyber Monday. Either way, after taken a week off for Thanksgiving, we're back to bringing you some of leaders in Social Media on the web today. This week we had a chance to talk with our second female guest Angela Benton (@Abenton) who is the Founder and Publisher of BlackWeb20.com.

We talked with Angela about social media in the African-American community, how did BlackWeb 2.0 get started, challenges in being a female and building her online brand using social media and what's next for [...]