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05/25/12 | Uncategorized

Female Founders To Watch: NewMe Accelerator For Minority Entrepreneurs (Apply For New Class By June 15)

Deadline to apply for NewMe accelerator for minority-led startups has been extended to June 15, 2012.

By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)

Earlier this week, the NewMe accelerator announced that the fall application deadline has been extended to June 15, 2012.

The NewME Accelerator is a 12 week immersive program that combines quality startups from around the country in one accelerator program to eat, sleep and breath startups. 60% of the first group of NewME accelerator alums have raised money. Here is the updated schedule for NewMe accelerator, and a look at some of the female founders of tech startups who participated in NewMe:

Alisa Boguslavskaya (Co-Founder, FetchMob)
Boston-based Alisa Boguslavskaya started community-buying startup FetchMob, a way to allow people to buy what they need without shopping for it, with co-founder Crisson Jno-Charles. Follow her on Twitter at @alisabog.

Amanda McClure (Co-Founder & President, Kairos)
Previously at Apple, Amanda McClure co-founded Kairos, a suite of software tools to help retail and service companies manage their employees’ schedules using facial recognition and augmented reality technology. Follow her on Twitter at @KairosPrez.

Angela Benton (Co-Founder, NewMe Accelerator & Publisher, Black Web 2.0)
Internet entrepreneur Angela Benton co-founded the NewMe Accelerator to educate, accelerate and empower underrepresented tech entrepreneurs around the world. In addition, she co-founded and runs Black Web 2.0. Follow her on Twitter at @ABenton.

Becky Cruze (Co-Founder & COO, BeCouply)
Becky Cruze co-founded BeCouply, the mobile app that helps couples have epic social lives, with her boyfriend and MIT computer science grad Pius Uzamere. Follow her on Twitter at @beckyloveshugs.

Rachel Brooks (Co-Founder, Citizen Made)
Design geek Rachel Brooks co-founded Citizen Made, a software platform for any e-commerce company to allow their customers to customize and live-render their own individually designed versions of their products on the web. Follow her on Twitter at @rachelabrooks.

Tiffani Ashley Bell (Founder & CEO, Pencil You In)
Rails developer Tiffani Ashley Bell launched Pencil You In, the best online appointment book for beauticians and other cosmetology professionals – a way to allow hairstylists and makeup artists to accept appointments online. Follow her on Twitter at @Tiffani.

We look forward to seeing what the next class at NewMe accelerator has to offer in terms of disruptive tech startups and their female founders!

Angie Chang co-founded Women 2.0 in 2006. She currently serves as Editor-In-Chief of Women 2.0 and is working to mainstream women in high-growth, high-tech entrepreneurship. Previously, Angie held roles in product management and web UI design. In 2008, Angie launched Bay Area Girl Geek Dinners, asking that guys come as the “+1” for once. Angie holds a B.A. in English and Social Welfare from UC Berkeley. Follow her on Twitter at @thisgirlangie.

Anne-Gail Moreland

Anne-Gail Moreland

Anne-Gail Moreland, an intern with Women 2.0, was on the StartupBus. She studies neuroscience at Mount Holyoke College, where she is trying to merge a passion for tech and the brain into a new wave of cognition-based technology

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