There is no shortage of conversations surrounding Blacks In Tech at SXSW 2012. Day one kicked off with the panel Blacks in Silicone Valley: The Aftermath.
In CNN’s fourth installment of their “Black In America” series, CNN anchor and special correspondent Soledad O’Brien explored “The New Promised Land, Silicon Valley.”
Over the course of nine weeks, O’Brien followed a technology-focused accelerator program designed to help eight African-American digital entrepreneurs, who share a three-bedroom house in Mountain View, Calif., in an effort to secure funding to establish their businesses.
At SXSW, O’Brien brought together a handful of those digital entrepreneurs to talk about the aftermath of the show. The biggest takeaway? While Blacks in tech have come a long way, there is still a long way to go! How do we get past the diversity bias? We have to work together and become leaders.