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Wayne Sutton

Entrepreneur
Community Builder (DevX, DevRel, Startup)
Adventure Motorcycle Rider
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Wayne Sutton is a serial entrepreneur and founder of the Icon Project. The Icon Project mission is to build emotional intelligence to advance the success of Black and Brown men in tech. Wayne is also the co-founder of Change Catalyst and its Tech Inclusion programs. Change Catalyst builds inclusive tech ecosystems through strategic advising, startup programs and resources, and a series of events around the globe. Sutton’s experience includes years of establishing partnerships with large brands to early-stage startups. As a leading voice in diversity and inclusion in tech, Sutton shares his thoughts on solutions and culture in various media outlets where he has been featured in TechCrunch, USA Today, and The Wall Street Journal. In addition to mentoring and advising early-stage startups, Sutton’s life goal is to educate entrepreneurs who are passionate about using technology to change the world.

Wayne Sutton is a serial entrepreneur and founder of the Icon Project. The Icon Project mission is to build emotional intelligence to advance the success of Black and Brown men in tech. Wayne is also the co-founder of Change Catalyst and its Tech Inclusion programs. Sutton’s experience includes years of establishing partnerships with large brands to early-stage startups. As a leading voice in diversity and inclusion in tech, Sutton shares his thoughts on solutions and culture in various media outlets where he has been featured in TechCrunch, USA Today, and The Wall Street Journal. In addition to mentoring and advising early-stage startups, Sutton’s life goal is to educate entrepreneurs who are passionate about using technology to change the world.

Wayne has over 14 years of experience in technology, design and business development. Wayne has been recognized as one of the Silicon Valley 100 coolest people in tech, one of the 52 hottest new stars in Silicon Valley, one of the 46 Most Important African-Americans In Technology by Business Insider and one of the Top 100 most influential black people on social media in 2014.

In 2014 Wayne co-founded BUILDUP, a non-profit designed to support an inclusive ecosystem of entrepreneurs through educational workshops and fellows program for underrepresented tech founders. In 2011, Wayne co-founded the NewMe Accelerator, the first minority-led startup accelerator/incubator in Silicon Valley which was featured in CNN Black in America 4. Prior to NewMe he worked in media in Raleigh, NC for NBC17 and the News and Observer. In 2009 Wayne was the co-founder of TriOut, a mobile location-based startup in Raleigh, NC which exited. Wayne has worked with large brands, Inc 500 companies and advises several technology startups. With a passion for community, Wayne has organized Social Media Conferences, tech meetups, and hackathons such as the world’s first Food Hackathon, which assembled leading food innovators, chefs, developers, designers and entrepreneurs to collaborate on solutions in the food ecosystem.

Wayne has been featured on CNN, BBC, USA Today, TechCrunch, Mashable, Black Enterprise, and various online media outlets. Being an early adopter Wayne was one of the first 1000 users on Twitter which as lead to a loyal following not only on Twitter but Facebook and Google+. His blog SocialWayne.com has been ranked as one of the 50 best technology and social media blogs in the world over the years.

Wayne is a past TED attendee in 2012. With a passion for education and storytelling, Wayne has spoken at several universities and major internet and technology-focused conferences such as Stanford, UC Berkeley, Duke, UNC, NC State, TEDx, World Wide Web(WWW) Conference, O’Reilly Web 2.0 Expo, South By South West (SXSW), DockerCon 2015 and for the U.S. Embassy Jamaica during Global Entrepreneurship Week 2015.

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ADV snow peak mountain views on a @bayareaadv group ride. Also known as as let’s stop and check on the drone. 😂
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Blue skies, a dirty bike, a river, and snow peak mountains. It doesn’t get much better than that for a rider.
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This weekend I learned how to ride in the snow off roading 😂 with 50/50 tires. Usually if I’m solo and I see a good amount of snow on the path forward I would turn around but since I was riding with more experienced riders on the route I was like yolo. Plus after each patch of snow they were like, “that should be the last of it” after seeing snow around blind curves multiple times and for drops I was like just stop, I need a break 😂. They waited, gave me some tips and after finally passing the snow areas I had it! I’m not a snow expert now but my skills have improved! Also the bike and I are 100% ok.
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There’s nothing like exploring a new off road adventure with a new crew. A group ride organized by one of the @bayareaadv members yesterday was fun, challenging with snow and mud and a great way to learn and meet new riding buddies.
Grateful for CA weather and these views in January!
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Dirt signs of a good time on the T7.

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It’s green hill season. ...

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T7 hill climb number 2 accomplished with a little bit of mud.
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Mood and drop a 💯 ...

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