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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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#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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When no one is around, sometimes you just stop for the 📸. Take a second to be grateful and then haul 🍑.
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One day at a time to enjoy our beautiful planet. Creating short moments of bliss to remind us that life is what you make it. This was a stop off HWY 1 from yesterday’s ride. Hang in there humans! ...

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Went looking for more dirt last weekend and found all the dirt I needed and more. It was a fun adventure, so much it looks like I bent my front rim 🧐. All good though. These weekend rides have kept my adventure spirits going during these challenging times! Loving the m NEXX X Wed 2 helmet even more for the wide view and features as temps are starting to warm up. Hang in there humans!

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#throwbackthursday to June 2018 during one of @changecatalysts & at first overnight moto trips to Mendocino, CA. Back when staying hotels and hanging out with Lamas 🦙 were a thing. Wild how much can change in two years. #tbt ...

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Soo many things to be grateful for in this photo from @changecatalysts and Saturday morning breakfast. Looking back 9yrs ago moving from NC to CA was one of the toughest but best decision I made in my life. It hasn’t been easy at all, but Saturday, right after this photo, in our apt we are ok. During this time in the world that no one would have predicted the combined challenges, this is what I try to do. Create little moments like this to help take my mind off of soo many things I can’t control, we can’t control. It’s not easy, but day by day, moment by moment, try to pause and be grateful for the little things.✌🏾❤️ 🌎. Hang in there! ...

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Thinking about a mix of my favorite places... beaches and roads. This was last weekend. 🏍 is more than just a “fun” get away to me it’s therapy for my mind to focus on the road, the views, out beautiful planet 🌍, and reflect. I’m grateful. Little did I know last weeks ride feelings would evaporate with the emotions of this week. Hang in there humans, take care if you mental and physical health. #NEXXLEVELRIDER #HELMETSFORLIFE
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#throwbackthursday to July 2019 when @changecatalysts and I were vacationing in Barcelona and rented @scramblerducati 🏍🏍 to explore the Spain coastline and do our first international cross country ride into France. Hard to believe that was almost a year ago. Melinda and I was just talking about having the travel bug 🐞. What a difference a year makes! At this point I’m not sure when or if we’ll fly ✈️ again or Americans even be allowed due to how this country has handled #covid19 . 🤷🏾‍♂️. Either way, in this moment of the photo, all was fine! The roads were super twistie, the skies were cool and the scramblers were fun! We also received some great route suggestions from some of our IG international friends! 🙏🏾. Doesn’t it look like our bikes we rented are in front of a painting? I’m so glad we did this trip last year @changecatalysts !

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