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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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June 2019: open roads, snow mountains peeks... so glad we went on soo many adventures last year. If being shelter in place has taught me anything, it’s, don’t wait on putting off those adventures. Just go! But for now... stay sage and stay healthy humans! ...

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June 2018: back when @changecatalysts & I were @scramblerducati 🏍🏍 newbies. HWY 1 was closed. We had stock headlines, very few mods. with a beautiful sunset as we were riding to LA from SF going through Nacimiento-Fergusson Road in Big Sur. Looking back, I’m glad we went on all the adventures! Moving forward when we can, I’m going to value all the future adventures even more. Be well humans!
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Feb 1: chasing sunsets with @changecatalysts ! / missing rides like these!

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At this point everyday is a #throwback! Just 27 days ago @changecatalysts was riding north, exploring news roads for an upcoming group ride and checking outs bridges. How fast life can change. Sadly the world is on lockdown and it’s raining this weekend. Still find ways to enjoy the little things. Stay healthy mentally and physically humans!
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#tbt to April 2019. My first time ever going to #deathvalley . It was a solo trip in the high 90s & some parts 100+. Looking back I was still a moto riding + mod rookie. I didn’t have a water backpack & I had built a crazy solid black tall windshield. The windshield was great for the wind but looked terrible and I could not see through it 🤷🏾‍♂️. Also there have been a few times where I’ve been scared on solo trips and this was one of them. Hot, solo, nobody on the roads. I didn’t have my throttle assist or @atlasthrottlelock at the time and my wrist was burning. This was also pre bright light mods so riding at night was a no go. Still... I enjoyed the hell out of that ride and would do it all over again! The views were epic! Dreaming of multiple day adventures soon! Stay safe, stay healthy human! #throwbackthursday
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The Check-In: Volume 1:
@theiconprojects virtual meetup
A convo on mental health and wellness!
Register at : https://iconproject.co/virtualmeetup/
Wednesday March 25th - 10am PST
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@scootertaylor
@jason__rosario
@psaiedi
@rwenshaun
@theanthonyware
@econoahmad1911
@albreypreston
@trevondhill
@waynesutton

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Shelter in place mood with @changecatalysts on Saturday. Avoiding humans besides each other while chasing sunsets while we can. Expecting full lock down soon in SF and CA. Grateful moments like these to #restyournexx / Also note the added yellow mod on my @nexxhelmets X.VILITUR CARBON ZERO modular helmet. Gotta keep the black and yellow theme on point with the @cardosystems 😎 / Stay healthy humans!
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Happy place to be social distancing... ...

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So you just going to be home all the time now ... mood! ...

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Wayne@socialwayne.com

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