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Wayne Sutton is a serial entrepreneur and 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 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 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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This weekend I adventured out and did something I’ve never done before. I went on a multiple day solo motorcycle camping adventure in Sequoia National Forest. The total miles in 2 & half days were 854. The solo camping was the mental experience I didn’t know I needed! When @changecatalysts and I went on our Utah trip a couple of weeks ago, we camped one night. That was my first time in my life that I had went camping. So solo camping was a whole new thing! I don’t think it’s just me but growing up, especially in the South (NC) “black people didn’t camp. Now I’m a big fan of camping after 3 times. There’s something about being outdoors, disconnected from society and sleeping in nature that recharges the mind and kicks in your hidden survival skills. Moto-camping is a whole new experience that I hope @changecatalysts and I will add more to our rides! Next up is plan a group Motorcycle camping trip. Sadly winter is coming 🥶🤷🏾‍♂️. 🏍
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Who knew Giant Sequoia Trees and Ducati Scramblers where a perfect match! Saturday I finally rode through Sequoia National Forest and saw the general Sherman Tree. The views and trees lived up to their reputation. 🏍
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One of my favorite views while motorcycle riding. San Luis Reservoir off of Hwy 152. This was Friday on the way to Three Rivers ...

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@changecatalysts Sunday for #DGR. Her red and black matching on point! .
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#mood all day! Ready for another adventure post @gentlemansride 2019!
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Photo by @changecatalysts 🏍
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@gentlemansride is a wrap! @changecatalysts & I enjoyed our 2nd #dgr ride.
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📸 Photo by @motophotogirl 🏍
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Being home after 10 days on the road already feels slow. But my body is like yes! A break. Lots of work to do and catch up on but will be remembering views like this for a long time! This was between Death Valley and Mammoth Lakes, on Monday with @changecatalysts .
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Just made it home from our adventure! Best adventure partner ever! @changecatalysts ❤️ ...

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2711+ miles, 10 days, 9 nights, 4 states & many national parks and forest! It your stretch out our route we basically could have made it all the way to the East coast. We @changecatalysts & I, made it home still have soo many photos and videos to post. But for now sleep. ...

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