There's been a lot of chatter lately about the lack of Blacks in Technology lately. Most notable discussion developed around the launch of the NewMe Accelerator, a technology start-up accelerator/incubator for businesses that are led by under-represented minorities in the technology industry. Secondly, CNN Black in America 4, which aired on November 13th, documented the NewMe Accelerator program and brought light to the lack of Black-founded technology startups. One of the most respected technology journalists and entrepreneurs, Wayne Sutton, is here to share his journey to becoming a highly respected techology voice and his thoughts on Blacks in technology.
In this conversation, Wayne and I chat about:
- How Wayne got interested in technology
- How Technology connected Wayne and Angela Benton, NewMe Accelerator Founder
- How his blog has led to several notable opportunities (and tips for you and your blog)
- Lessons learned from the first round of the NewMe Accelerator
- His upcoming book
- and tons more!
Watch The Full Episode
More About Wayne
Wayne Sutton is an entrepreneur, advisor and technology journalist.
Wayne helps individuals, startups and businesses succeed in understanding how to communicate on the social web via web development, user experience, brand strategy and marketing (Mobile and Social). With 10 plus years of experience in internet technology, he has provided counsel to business leaders ranging from founders of small startups and representatives of nonprofit organizations to CEOs of large and small corporations.
Wayne has been featured on CNN.com, BBC, Mashable, BlackEnterprise.com, Web Pro news, The Atlanta Post and various media outlets. His blog SocialWayne.com has been ranked one of the 50 best technology and social media blogs in the world by Evan Carmichael and Simply Zesty.
Recently Wayne helped co-launch NewMe Accelerator, the first minority led startup accelerator in Silicon Valley which was featured in the CNN Black in America 4 documentary that aired November 13.