NewMe 'Pop-Up' accelerator happens in Miami in November
NewME Accelerator has just announced that it will run what they refer to as a “Pop-Up” accelerator program in Miami in mid-November. NewMe, based in San Francisco, is an accelerator that focuses on entrepreneurs from groups who are underrepresented in technology. The NewME Pop-Up event is a concentrated three-day version of their 12-week Silicon Valley start-up accelerator. This is the first Pop-Up that NewMe will run nationally. It will also serve as a sort of scouting program for NewMe because one of the prizes for the Pop-up Demo Day competition is a slot in an upcoming 2013 NewME Accelerator cohort in San Francisco.
“We’re excited to take NewME on the road to Miami. The city’s rich culture and diverse demographic couldn’t be a better fit for NewME’s focus on accelerating underrepresented tech talent,” said Angela Benton, founder & CEO of NewME Accelerator. “Additionally, partnering with two leading local organizations, Knight Foundation and The LAB Miami, and taking this from idea to execution so quickly has been a true testament to the start-up culture that already exists there.”
For a $99 fee, participants get one-on-one coaching sessions, 'master class' instruction for crafting and presenting pitch decks, and a Demo Day hosted at The Light Box. Interested start-ups can sign-up at http://newmeaccelerator.com/events-popups. A detailed agenda is here: http://www.newmeaccelerator.com/newme-miami-popup-full-agenda/ . It costs $25 to attend the demo day.