Angela Benton is the Founder & CEO of NewME Accelerator. Launched in 2011, NewME’s mission is to accelerate underrepresented entrepreneurs around the world. NewME has received critical acclaim from The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and Inc. Magazine, among others for the work they are doing to ensure the technology entrepreneurship is accessible to women and
Angela Benton is the Founder & CEO of NewME Accelerator. Launched in 2011, NewME’s mission is to accelerate underrepresented entrepreneurs around the world. NewME has received critical acclaim from The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and Inc. Magazine, among others for the work they are doing to ensure the technology entrepreneurship is accessible to women and minorities. Additionally, Angela and the inaugural class of NewME Accelerator were featured in CNN’s award winning documentary series Black in America: The New Promised Land: Silicon Valley in 2011. Since their launch NewME has accelerated over 200 startups through their 12 week program in San Francisco and their national 3 day program in cities around the country.
Angela has been recognized as a change agent and trailblazer by numerous publications and organizations including: Fast Company, Business Insider, Ebony Magazine, TheRoot, TheGrio, National Urban League, Black Enterprise Magazine, et al. She is the youngest Hall of Fame inductee of Minority Media and Telecommunications Council (MMTC) and has been honored by Goldman Sachs as one of the “100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs.”
Angela’s previous experience spans a variety of industries and roles. She has worked at several InterActive Corp businesses including RealEstate.com, LendingTree.com, and RushmoreDrive.com. In 2007 she launched BlackWeb20.com, the leading online publication for African-Americans interested in Technology and New Media. Throughout her career she has worked in a variety of roles in design, marketing, development, digital strategy and entrepreneurship.
Angela graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Communications with a specialization in Digital Design. She has also completed postgraduate coursework in Graphic Design from Savannah College of Art and Design.
Founder & CEO @ Changing what the tech industry looks like. From March 2011 to Present (4 years 8 months) San Francisco Bay AreaCEO @ From August 2007 to May 2012 (4 years 10 months) Founder/CEO @ From April 2011 to October 2011 (7 months) Director of Creative & Digital Strategy @ From October 2008 to April 2009 (7 months) Lead Designer @ From October 2007 to September 2008 (1 year) Principal @ From 2000 to 2008 (8 years) Front-End Web Developer @ From September 2006 to May 2007 (9 months) Creative Director @ From October 2005 to August 2006 (11 months) Web Designer @ From November 2005 to June 2006 (8 months) Freelance Web Editor/Designer @ From October 2005 to May 2006 (8 months) Visual Design Manager @ From December 2003 to October 2005 (1 year 11 months)
MFA, Graphic Design @ Savannah College of Art and Design From 2005 to 2007 BFA, Visual Communications, Specialization Digital Design @ American InterContinental University From 2002 to 2004 Angela Benton is skilled in: Digital Strategy, Social Media, Entrepreneurship, Start-ups, Creative Direction, Web Strategy, WebTrends Analytics, Digital Media, User Experience, Information Architecture, Email Marketing, Blogging, User Interface Design, Web Design, SEO, Online Advertising, Wordpress, User-centered Design, Social Media Marketing, New Media, Digital Marketing, Google Analytics, HTML, Advertising