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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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Sunday 🏍🏍 with @changecatalysts / love the universal ✌🏾 sign that unites us all. Just wish we could have the same unity off the motorcycles..

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😷 and helmets on last weekend while moto camping 🏕 with @changecatalysts to Folsom Lake and then hiking in Lake Tahoe. It was fun to get out doors just wish more humans had #maskon.
Lake Tahoe wa beautiful, especially after we made it through some rain that we were not expecting.

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Wait for it! 🎥 Just past 30,000 miles on my @ducatiusa @scramblerducati ! Can’t believe it I put 30k miles on in 2 ½ yrs! Here’s to another 30k riding with @changecatalysts , @crotp ,Desmo clubs , moto breakfast club, Bay Area scramblers & #goodpeople and that service bill I’m not looking for too 💯 . Also... this is fine! 😂 / #yolo

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🏍 🏍/ @meekmoves & I have the same base @scramblerducati model, the full throttle but different vibes which is 💯 ok. ! We also have the same helmet, the Aria xd4 and both have of our helmets matches our bikes. Both rocking @ridekriega bags & @cardosystems . Good riding with a great human last week. Stopped for a break & chat on our loop around the Bay. 📸 via @meekmoves /

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Sometimes you have to ride to laugh, while reflecting on the journey of being grateful together on two wheels. This was a couple of weeks ago when @changecatalysts did a one night moto camping trip down hwy1. Also this is when I realized I lost my @revit_urban patch 😣 (first world problems). Still our @revit_official jackets are on point 😎. If you can, take a break, get outdoors, wear a mask 😷, & be grateful one day at a time humans!
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Two scramblers up. Friday friend and catch-up ride with @meekmoves . It looks like we went off roading but we just stopped for the gram. Looking forward to the next one. 📸 by @meekmoves

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2020 street look v1 . It was time to make some changes to the “EK208” @scramblerducati @ducatiusa / inspired by @prudencethescrambler 2019 📸
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If there’s one word to describe 2020 so far for me it’s “trauma” . This photo was taken about a month ago from seeing a sad moto related traumatic experience the day before. I was moping around and feeling dejected . I was also feeling grateful. I decided to take a short ride up to Mount Diablo to reflect. Reflecting and feeling grateful while also processing anger and sadness with the current state of how humans are treating humans or when 💩 happens is an hourly, daily, weekly adventure in itself. I haven’t felt like posting or sharing. The moto adventures continues also with being extra careful for my own safety as a black man in 🇺🇸. Going to try to post more while dealing with our new normal of 2020 with some hope of humans caring for more humans moving forward. #keepmovingforward

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First 2020 moto camping 🏕 done ✅. With everything happening in 2020 all the beginning of year plans are thrown out of the window. But fortunately @changecatalysts & I were able to take a couple of days off last weekend to do about a 600 mile overnight camping trip. The post adventure depression is real. It felt awesome to unplug and disconnect from all the toxicity and trauma in the world. Our motto is slowing becoming “good and grateful”. Still so much of the world is in a mess. I still want to do the CABDR and a 3-4 day camping trip this year but we’ll see 🤷🏾‍♂️. One hour, one day, one week at a time while trying to mentally and physically survive this year. Hang in there humans..

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