NPR’s Tell Me More is again using social media to reach out to a new community of leaders — this time, to recognize black innovators in technology. African-Americans represent just 5 percent of America’s scientists and engineers, according to a 2010 study by the National Science Foundation.
Tell Me More is asking African-American entrepreneurs and techies to profile themselves for the upcoming social media series.
I’ll be live tweeting a day in my life on Tuesday, December 10 using the hashtag #NPRBlacksinTech.
Some of the questions I’ll be answering:
- Accelerators: apply or not to apply?
- Funding: VC or Angel?
- Crowdfunding: Golden ticket or false positive?
- Mentors: deficit or not accessible?
Feel free to jump in with questions of your own. I’m happy to answer just about anything.