Steve Stoute Speaks on CNN Black in America 4
A who’s who crowd filled with Black digerati, young and seasoned influencers and media pioneers convened in New York City Tuesday for a premiere screening of CNN’s Black In America 4, The New Promised Land: Inside Silicon Valley, which airs this Sunday, November 13 at 8 p.m. ET. Hosted by Soledad O’Brien, the fourth installment of the network’s BIA series follows eight African-American entrepreneurs submerged in the mostly young, white, male world of Silicon Valley. The tech-savvy eight live and work together as part of the NewMe Accelerator, founded by entrepreneur Wayne Sutton and Web 2.0 founder and publisher Angela Benton. The incubator for minority-led startups consists of a mix of tech offerings, from Pius Uzamere’s BeCouply, focused on helping couples maintain exciting social lives, to Gokit, an online identity platform that allows users to pinpoint who they are “professionally , personally and socially,” –the brainchild of BlackEnterprise.com’s tech contributor Hajj Flemings.
Several screening attendees provided their feedback on the network’s coverage of these digital leaders, as well as advice for those aspiring to follow in their footsteps. Music executive turned brand baron Steve Stoute was present and offered his thoughts on the industry’s movement towards an “ethnic-friendly” landscape. See what Stoute has to say:
Check out the advice the advertising exec, founder and CEO of Arrived, Inc. Clarence Wooten and Chief Technology Officer of Interactive One Navarrow Wright gave to the next generation of tech entrepreneurs:
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