Editor's note: "Black in America: The New Promised Land – Silicon Valley," re-airs at 8 p.m., 11 p.m., and 2 a.m. ET on February 11 and February 12 on CNN. Keep the conversation going on Twitter with the hashtag #BlackinAmerica.
By Laurie Segall and Julianne Pepitone
(CNNMoney) –Silicon Valley's startup scene is mostly young, male and white. In response, the NewMe Accelerator brought eight black tech entrepreneurs together for a two-month immersion program in San Francisco.
CNN chronicled their experience in "The New Promised Land - Silicon Valley," a Black in America special, which premiered November 13 and is re-airing November 19 at 8 p.m. EST.
CNNMoney caught up with the startup founders to find out what they've been up to in the three months since the accelerator program ended.
Out of the eight startups developed at NewMe, two have recently attracted funding.
Read the article, "Black in America' startups: Where are they now?"
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