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Angela Benton is the Founder & CEO of NewMe Accelerator. A company designed to help entrepreneurs identify strengths from their non-traditional backgrounds and leverage them in business. NewME has accelerated hundreds of entrepreneurs through their online platform, residential “boot-camp” accelerators, and equity portfolios as well have raised over $17 million in venture capital. She holds a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Visual Communications with a specialization in Digital Design and is also a loving mother. Benton and NewMe have been recognized by Goldman Sachs’ 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs, Fast Company’s Most Influential Women In Technology, Business Insiders’ 25 Most Influential African-Americans in Technology, CNN, Black Enterprise, Marie Claire’s 50 Women Who Rule, Ebony Magazine’s’ Power 150 and many more. Benton is not only a Silicon Valley entrepreneur but a true trail blazer and pioneer. "By far the most rewarding part of my job is getting to see how the work we do impacts another person’s life. We literally get to watch (and help) dreams take shape."