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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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✌🏾Time to say goodbye to my 2017 Ducati Scrambler Full Throttle. After 2 & ½ years, 32k miles tons of adventures, mods and introducing Melinda & I to the moto community. It’s time. No solutions for my excessive heat after 3 shops, 2 exhaust, a tune and tips. I’m not talking about the general air cool engine heat, I’m talking about the burn your moto jeans, hair off your legs, glowing exhaust and still feel a burning feeling 3 days later heat.

As a kid always wanted a Ducati. I felt proud to ride a Ducati and the more I learned about the history of scramblers, that felt like my identity too. A 🏍 that you can do almost anything with on road, off road, short or long adventures, and despite many saying I needed a different bike this Ducati scrambler worked for me. From Death Valley, to Moab in Utah, famous twisties in CA along the coast line, to 13k feet in the mountains or forest. We did it. The best part, I was able to do most of the adventures with my awesome wife @changecatalysts , on her scrambler icon.

Riding a bike is part therapy & became part of my identity + passion. Even though it’s just a bike, & a first world problem it still sucks something you put a lot of time and had awesome memories with starts to cause you harm. Plus, my love for Ducati/ Scrambler Ducati has faded since 2018. As 2020 has shown us, silence is not an option & it just felt like a one way relationship. As 2020 goes, it is what it is. Still 1 day I may own another Ducati scrambler as a 2nd bike.

With all the uncertainty happening in the world, I had a sense of peace and freedom that I could hop on my scrambler to escape to some twisties for a short ride, or enjoy a beautiful sunset with Melinda. Even during a pandemic. But for now, that’s over.

This was a hard lesson & reminder:
1. I’m responsible for my own happiness
2. Always have a backup bike or backup $
3. Listen to the little voice on mods
4. Nobody owes you anything
5. Ask more questions after service
6. Enjoy today’s adventure because tomorrow may never happen.

✌🏾 Ducat Scrambler. I’ll see you on YouTube. Thanks for memories.
To the moto community thanks!
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Today’s #WorldMentalHealthDay, which is all about raising awareness of mental health issues around the world. According to a @cdcgov study from earlier this year, nearly 41% of US adults reported struggling with mental health (like anxiety or depression) and substance abuse during the #COVID19 pandemic. And that certain groups are disproportionately affected, including young adults, Black and Hispanic Americans, essential workers, and unpaid adult caregivers.

Mental health conditions don’t improve on their own, and if untreated, may get worse over time. If you are struggling right now, know that it’s OK to not be OK. Talk it out with someone you trust. Ask for help. And consider getting treatment from a medical professional. We've got more mental health resources (including how you can get help) at the links in bio.

#SkimmLife #SkimmWell #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealthsupport #mentalhealthisimportant #mentalhealthtips #mentalhealthstigma #mentalhealthhelp #mentalhealthissues #mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealthwellness #mentalhealthresource #mentalandphysicalhealth #wellbeing #CDC
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Photo from Sept 20th. The goal for this year was to ride more and mod less. In the beginning of the year that was the case but just like all other plans of 2020 plans have been disrupted! Since August it’s been little mods and lots of shop time and less rides. I knew this day would happen, mods gone wrong(I think) or just from putting 30K miles in 2 & 1/2 years 🤷🏾‍♂️. Still good and grateful but I’m counting down to 16 days until it’s time I go on my longest solo trip ever to Grand Canyon, Titus Canyon, LA and more. Just hoping everything is fixed and tested by then. There’s a lot more BS happening in the world besides motobikes but this is my therapy and in 2020 we need all the therapy we can get in whatever way that works for you. Hang in there humans.

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One day we’ll have an adventure but for now, both of us in due for repairs and tuning. Currently in acceptance mood as I’m dealing with some lower pack pain from life, sitting in chair all day and stress. The bike is back now in its 3rd shop for hopefully the last heat fix, a pro tune. I have an epic trip planned at the end of October before who knows what happens in November too. It’s all good as I have a lot of work to do between now and Oct 21(adventure start date) . So for now, we wait, work and repair. With 🤞🏾crossed. Also, after riding most of this year and last year with a messy combination of lights, I’m very happy with this look and brightness inspired by @changecatalysts @motophotogirl @iamcaferacer & @chukles416 . Thanks!
Be well and be safe humans!
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To say this week emotionally has been hard is an understatement. Tears, sadness, anger, body pain, lack of focus, not sleeping well. I just want humans to do better. See the injustice and do what’s right. This week @changecatalysts & I had a real look at what countries we could move to. At the same time we’re getting settled in making our apt more like a home. For now Bay Area, CA is home but now we have a plan in case things get even more out of control. We said during the red, Smokey skies due to fires that the next clear sunset we would go see it. While this was not the next clear sunset this short ride to Golden Gate Bridge was a much needed escape from the current reality of our world ...
Stay safe, stay sane, stay healthy but be ready for anything.
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