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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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vaccine booster & flu shot 💉 ✅✅ ...

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#throwbackthursday to April 2019 my first time riding to Death Valley and one of my first multi day solo adventures. Back when I had the @scramblerducati and was trying to make it an adventure bike. With a sore back and no bike at the moment looks like my annual Death Valley and Yosemite rides won’t happen in 2021.. but hey, I did ride across the country. 😎 #tbt #deathvalley #scrambler #scramblerducati ...

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If there was one place that surprised me on my cross country trip it was Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument. One because I had never heard of it before and two because I like volcanos. Sunset Crater was cool and full loop would have taken me a few hours off my ride for that day and I was zipping away from a rainstorm that confirmed when I reached my hotel for the day that I had the right decision to just explore 5-7 miles@of the monument. Also it was nice to use my national park pass which I had purchased ahead of time for new explorations like this.
The T7 in its full adventure touring setup is a mood!
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https://theiconproject.org/iconride/
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Ride like there is no tomorrow, ride like you’re young… just ride! I think I’ve rode somewhere between 48,000 or 52,000 miles in the last three years and enjoyed every second. Currently dealing with my first serious body injury (bulge disc L5 on the S1 nerve) in my lower back and it sucks! Still, I’m grateful for the past adventures and using this time to get my 🍑 in shape. This photo was taken 3 days before I started my cross country trip in October. I really hope my back heals as I have more BDR and desert racing goals! For now, one day at a time and work on being present. Hang in there humans!
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#mentalhealth #iconride21 #meantalhealthmatters
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#revitadventure #revitriders #REVIT #revitrider
@revit_official @revit_adventure @revit_urban
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#mood
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🧠 Icon Ride for Mental Health
https://theiconproject.org/iconride/
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📺 YOUTUBE: http://youtube.com/waynesutton
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🙌🏾 Ambassador for:
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Cardo Systems
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A perfect spot for a photo for the T7 and the gram next to the historic @abq66diner which became my dinner spot for a few nights in October.
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#mentalhealth #iconride21 #meantalhealthmatters
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#revitadventure #revitriders #REVIT #revitrider
@revit_official @revit_adventure @revit_urban
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#mood
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🧠 Icon Ride for Mental Health
https://theiconproject.org/iconride/
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📺 YOUTUBE: http://youtube.com/waynesutton
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🙌🏾 Ambassador for:
REV'IT!
Cardo Systems
Quad Lock
Hippo Hands
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#ontwowheels #ontheroad #motoadventure #biketour #bikersofinstagram #motorcycle #motorcyclesofinstagram #mototraveler #motorcyclelife #mototravel #adventurebike #adventurerider #irodetoday
#tenere700 #t700 #yamaha #yamahatenere #yamahatenere700 #tenere700 #tenereworld #blackandredscramblers
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vineyard #mood with @changecatalysts ...

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My therapist said use this time to heal and be grateful. I agree and I’m also working on being present in the moment instead of looking back or always dreaming or planning for the next adventure. For now while I wait official MRI results next week long moto adventures are on hold. Still I miss long distance moto adventures. So glad I was able to visit the Grand Canyon in October. Speaking up being present, I guess now is a good time to start ending my gopro videos for the YouTube. Hang in there humans, one day at a time… #notetoself
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#mentalhealth #iconride21 #meantalhealthmatters
🏍
#revitadventure #revitriders #REVIT #revitrider
@revit_official @revit_adventure @revit_urban
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#mood
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🧠 Icon Ride for Mental Health
https://theiconproject.org/iconride/
.
📺 YOUTUBE: http://youtube.com/waynesutton
.
🙌🏾 Ambassador for:
REV'IT!
Cardo Systems
Quad Lock
Hippo Hands
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.
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🏍
#ontwowheels #ontheroad #motoadventure #biketour #bikersofinstagram #motorcycle #motorcyclesofinstagram #mototraveler #motorcyclelife #mototravel #adventurebike #adventurerider #blackandredscramblers
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Repost from @changecatalysts

This is us.

Grateful for our love and taking this much needed time to regenerate together. Celebrating my birthday and life and all that I have accomplished.

I hope you are well and have a moment to reflect on all you have accomplished this week. ❤️

#Gratitude #love @changecatalysts
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