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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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Favorite helmet modded for winter riding . Arai XD-4 with an Adhesive Photochromic visor insert. I made a chin wind 💨 protective layer (@changecatalysts calls it a helmet bib😕). When riding in 40-30 degrees I will use it! Sealed up the visor vents, along with closing other wind vents to block cold air from coming in. Also added some ear muffs behind the Sena speakers (not shown) for a much quieter riding experience. Lastly, I painted the helmet flat black and added yellow reflective-tape over the front vents and a single strip along the back to match my bike. There’s is no off season... for me at least. Now I just need my 🏍 fixed 😢
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My Scrambler is not working. Yesterday was a fun day even though it was a short, wet ride. Today sucks! If you’re following my IG story, my speedometer got water in it and now is fried. 😢. It wasn’t from the morning trip but from later in the day when we went to movies and the bike got drenched in a storm. It’s a first world problem but still sucks! I had modded my speedometer in 2018, took it apart and didn’t seal it back together. It’s been an amazing year of riding. And it sucks to close to the year out like this. I’ve been to Death Valley twice, Yosemite 3x, tahoe, had my first moto camping and solo moto camping along with an epic 2711 mile 10 day trip with @changecatalysts this year on this bike. Total 22k miles in less than 2yrs. Yeah, I love to ride on this bike. The moto shops are closed tomorrow but I’m going to start sending emails tonight and get ready for the worse news on Tuesday but hope for the best. There’s 2 all time mods I regret are 1) changing my gear shifter peddle and 2) taking apart my speedometer. 🤷🏾‍♂️You live and learn And at the of the day it’s a first world problem.
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Pre-rain 🌧 ride and selfie this morning! Feeling grateful the views we can see in a short amount of time around the Bay! Photo inspired by the series with @erickd . 🏍
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“When going the right way is going the wrong way” 😎. This was in October. Missing these sunny blue skies! 🏍
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Thanks @instagram NY for hosting @theiconprojects #iconsummit today! #shareblackstories #wegrowtogether ...

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