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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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SANFRANCISCO!!! Tomorrow’s the big day! Invite all your pals and come kick it with us at @TheMotoSocial.
👉 #TheMotoSocialSANFRANCISCO

EVENT DEETS:
WHEN: Tue. May. 17th from 7-9PM
WHERE: Caffe Trieste Inc, 601 Vallejo St., San Francisco, CA 94133 @caffetriesteofficial

EVERYONE’S WELCOME!
EVERYONE’S INVITED!
BIKE OR NO BIKE!
GOOD VIBES ONLY!
#DontBeADudBeABud

@aquamans_lens, @changecatalysts, @waynesutton and @alvin_dizon are your local community hosts, so even if you come alone you'll automatically have a few new friends to chat with.

THIS IS A FREE EVENT / Rain or Shine ☀️/ 🌧
It doesn't matter what you ride or whether you ride at all. We're more about the people and motorcycles are the common thread. Ride down, walk down, cycle down, skate down, kite-surf down, or rollerblade down - it doesn't matter. Just come, find a legit place to park, grab a coffee and a snack and chat it up with all your new pals.

WE’RE STOKED TO HANG WITH YOU ALL!
Bring your friends!
Bring your kids!
Bring grandma and grandpa!
Bring your neighbors!
Bring your dogs!
Bring everyone you know!!!

ONCE A MONTH
3RD TUESDAY
7PM - 9PM
APR - OCT
SAME TIME | DIFFERENT PLACE | EACH MONTH

For more info 👉 www.themotosocial.com

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Next Tuesday!
Repost from @themotosocial

#SANFRANCISCO!!! Invite all your pals and come kick it with us at @TheMotoSocial.
👉 #TheMotoSocialSANFRANCISCO

EVENT DEETS:
WHEN: Tue. May. 17th from 7-9PM
WHERE: Caffe Trieste Inc, @caffetriesteofficial 601 Vallejo St., San Francisco, CA 94133
EVERYONE’S WELCOME!
EVERYONE’S INVITED!
BIKE OR NO BIKE!
GOOD VIBES ONLY!
#DontBeADudBeABud

@aquamans_lens, @changecatalysts, @waynesutton and @alvin_dizon are your local community hosts, so even if you come alone you'll automatically have a few new friends to chat with.

THIS IS A FREE EVENT / Rain or Shine ☀️/ 🌧
It doesn't matter what you ride or whether you ride at all. We're more about the people and motorcycles are the common thread. Ride down, walk down, cycle down, skate down, kite-surf down, or rollerblade down - it doesn't matter. Just come, find a legit place to park, grab a coffee and a snack and chat it up with all your new pals.
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Haven’t felt like posting on the gram with everything going on and the last two or three weeks been moto rough. I think this has been the longest I’ve gone without riding in a while. two weeks ago I had a nail and then after that I got really sick. First cold since 2020 🧐 that knocked me out. Feeling much better now and finally was able to get a nice 160 mile ride in today. Looking back, my body and mind needed a moto break. While my adventures are break from work and everything happening in the world they are rough on my body. Mainly my wrist, back and butt. Also I need to get back into just enjoy the ride even roads i’ve been on before vs always planning some epic long multiple day adventures. Those are epic, but not cheap, time consuming and hard on my body. But I love them 😎😂. For now, I need to get back in shape from two week of not working out, catch-up on work while enjoying the day rides and then start planning for the next adventure 😎🧐😂. Be well humans, one day at a time. Oh yeah, these cloudy T7 ocean views were nice today.
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#tenere700 #t700 #yamaha #yamahatenere #yamahatenere700 #tenere700 #tenereworld #blackandredscramblers
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Needed a ride this weekend but this screw in my @motoztires had other plans… #firstworldproblems messing with my weekend moto therapy. First screw /nail in 4 years so I guess it was my turn. Ride safe humans. ...

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Wayne@socialwayne.com

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