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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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Is it the weekend yet? Throttle therapy is needed.
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That moment when you’re riding through the pits to lineup to race and you’re questioning life choices at the @biltwell 100 #biltwell100
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🎥🏍💨 / 😂 I wasn’t ready... or couldn’t see. This was the start of the 700cc + enduro class at the @biltwell 100. Shoutout to the guy talking to me at the starting line lol. 🤷🏾‍♂️
I knew there was going to be sand but didn’t think it would be sand uphill at the start. I needed those @motozhq Rallz knobby tires back. It was all downhill or on one side from here. 🧐. But to be on the line and out there was fun! Need to take some lessons, invest into a smaller 2nd bike and get ready for next year.
I got the itch, well I used to race gokits and cars growing up in NC so the itch has always been there. Now the dirt/off roading motorcycle itch has settled in. For now, to be continued! #biltwell #biltwell100
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Came in basically last, but I tried and got a couple of cool photos. So you can say I “did it for the gram” 🤣.
Sometimes I wish I wasn’t such an introvert or too embarrassed I would have stay around the #biltwell100 but I was also missing my riding partner @changecatalysts who was working on her book this weekend.
Lots of lessons learned and skill level tested this trip overall. Such as what tools I didn’t have with me.
Somewhere there’s a photo of me looking rough with the bike down in the sand that may popup. But for now, I’m going to act like I look in this photo. Yolo, riding dirty adventures. Those @revit_official dirt series gloves and jersey were on point if I say so myself 😎. I tired to look the part at least 😂.
It’s been a wild weekend. Thanks for the inspiration all the other riders and @biltwell .

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I came, I saw, I crashed a few times, I repaired and tried again. Didn’t complete 1 lap or make it too far from the start of the race but, I had fun, I learned and would do it again! YOLO. For now fix a for dings, make it back to San Francisco and prep for the next adventure. More moto camping! Thanks @biltwell for hosting the #biltwell100 #biltwell . Thanks @revit_adventure @revit_urban for the gear. Thanks @caitmadethat for pit crew. thanks @changecatalysts for putting up with my adventures & thanks moto community for the support!
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Never participated in a motorcycle dirt race before... but YOLO. Tomorrow will be my first during the @biltwell 100. Each lap is 25 miles of dirt. My class is 4 laps/100 miles my goal is 1 lap, slow an steady. We’ll see how the adventure goes tomorrow! #biltwell #biltwell100

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#throwbackthursday to May 2019 when @changecatalysts & I rented to small motorbikes and adventured around #Bali for a few days! Soo glad we did this trip when we had the chance!
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Caption contest! What are @changecatalysts and I talking about here? 😎
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The weekend is calling and I’m ready...
First ride out this past weekend with the REV'IT Jacket Afterburn H20 ✅. It’s now my favorite jacket. Especially for those chilly mornings and foggy evenings in the Bay Area. Still, adventures are the mood!

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