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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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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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One thing I’ve come to love and realize is how diverse, cool and supportive the Bay Area moto community is vs what the history, stereotypes & marketing has taught us what motorcycles riders in America 🇺🇸 are suppose to look like. In this photo some of the @scramblerducati riders pose post a #blacklivesmatter ✊🏾& #pride 🏳️‍🌈solidarity group ride and celebrating the 1 year anniversary of @excelsiorcoffeesf ! #goodpeople =
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All of this! Thanks @excelsiorcoffeesf for hosting a great solidarity classic care & moto ride today! Also congrats on your 1yr anniversary!
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New @revit_official gear arrived just in time for some new moto adventures in July with @changecatalysts and our Bay Area moto friends. It’s been great to be ambassadors for @revit_official & @nexxhelmets in 2020. Even though 2020 is nothing like any of us could have imagined. Thanks for valuing @changecatalysts and I in the moto community. Ride safe, stay safe & healthy. @revit_adventure @revit_urban ...

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Excelsior, it’s time to show up & show out. Everything you need to know logistically for Sunday are in these PPT slides. We’ve got support from our fellow D9 & D10 allies, so this is going to be huge. PLEASE READ/SHARE. Mo bigger, mo betta. 🖤💛🖤💛 #blacklivesmatter #justiceforbreonnataylor #justiceforelijahmcclain
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#throwbackthursday to September 2019 when @changecatalysts & I were wrapping up our 2400 mile, 10 day adventure and going on short hikes to explore rainbows 🌈 waterfalls. What a time to be alive!.... that was just last year!
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A couple of weekends ago I stopped by this location. Last year this spot was buzzing due to #superbloom and humans posting on the gram. I never made it her last year. As I stopped for this photo it was a gentle reminder that just because life is one way today, that doesn’t mean it will be the same the next day. YOLO.
Stay safe, stay healthy humans.

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