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Wayne Sutton’s Media Kit


Next Generation of Excellence, Achievement Award” via The Silicon Valley Black Chamber of Commerce
70 Bay Area’s top digital leaders to participate in the 70th Anniversary of the Signing of the UN Charter San Francisco
40 Under 40: Tech Diversity – Silicon Valley Event, San Francisco, CA
40 Diverse People In Tech Who Made Big Moves In 2015 – TechCrunch

THE SILICON VALLEY 100: The Coolest People In Tech Right Now – Business Insider
Meet The 52 Hottest New Stars In Silicon Valley – Business Insider
The 46 Most Important African-Americans In Technology – Business Insider
Top 100 Most Influential Black People On Digital/Social Media – Eelan Media

The 25 Most Influential African-Americans In Technology – Business Insider
Blacks on the Brink of Greatness –
10 San Francisco Entrepreneurs To Watch – via YFS Magazine

2012 – 25-best-black-bloggers
The Inaugural BiT Top 10 Award Winners awarded at SXSW Interactive
2012 -Top 100 U.S. Social Media, Internet Marketing & SEO Blogs
Top 10 Social Media Blogs to Follow in 2012
Top Social Media Strategists to Watch in 2012

The Most Influential Small Business People on Twitter
20 Most Influential People in Social Media
2011 – Top20 Black blogs of 2011
21 Of The Top Black Social Media Influencers

50 Social Media Phenoms
Top 50 Social Media Blogs to revitalize your mind
MyMediaInfo’s Top Ten Technology Tweeps
50 Of The Best Social Media And Technology Blogs In The World
The Top 50 Social Media Blogs Of 2010
BrandMakers’s 25 Urban Entrepreneurs To Follow on Twitter
@BlackWeb20’s and @HP’s Top 50 Tech Tastemakers
Social Media Expert Interviews by Brian Carter
Top 20 Social Media Experts (Honorable Mention)

Social Media Thought Leaders – Who’s No. 1? (Just missed list)
100 Social Media Experts to Follow on Twitter
100 Smartest People in Social Media

Immediate Influence: 50 Most Powerful and Influential Men in Social Media

Wayne Sutton speaking at TEDxBayArea Global Women Entrepreneurs Event 2012

PRESS/As Seen In Articles

LA Times – Win or lose, discrimination suit is having an effect on Silicon Valley
of10Podcast – Episode: Wayne Sutton
Smashd – Entrepreneur Wayne Sutton is schooling the Valley on how to get more diverse
Exitevent – Increasing Diversity Requires Doing
Diverse Education – Meeting Google’s Diversity Challenge
Oakland Local – 24 Blacks In Tech You Need To Know
International Business Times – SXSW: Tech Needs More Than Talk To Fix Dismal Diversity Record
International Business Times – As Tech Giants Push For Diversity, Blacks And Latinos Are Fleeing Once-Diverse San Francisco
innov8social – [PODCAST] Interview with Wayne Sutton, General Partner and Co-Founder of
Black Enterprise – The State of Diversity in Silicon Valley
Atlanta Black Star – 8 Black Techies Every Blerd Should Follow on Twitter
NextShark – New Controversial Startup Service Lets You Ask a Black Person Anything – Here’s what happens when you text a startup called ‘Anonymously Ask A Black Person Anything’
Berkeley Technology Review – Debugging Diversity In Silicon Valley
Mother Jones – You Won’t Find Many White Dudes at This Tech Startup Competition
LA Times – Why are women leaving the tech industry in droves? – [VIDEO] How do you Get More Minorities Involved in Tech? – One-on-One with Top Mentors at SXSW: Mobile, Design, Growth – The winners and losers of Washington’s vote on net neutrality
KQED – Got a Question About Race You’re Too Nervous to Ask? There’s an App for That – Ask a Black Person Anything, Anonymously
the Frisky – Anonymously Ask A Black Person” Is An App That Purports To Break Down Barriers When It Comes To Race
Madame Noire – New App Allows Users To (anonymously) Ask A Black Person Their Burning Questions
BE Monder Man – Wayne Sutton – Ask a Black Person’ Site Returns
Blavity – Ever Wanted To Ask A Black Person Something? There’s An App For That
3BC – [PODCAST] 3BC discusses the new service, “Ask A Black Person” and if they think this is a viable business.
JustKiddingNews – [VIDEO] New Controversial Service Will Let You Ask A Black Person Anything ft. David So
TechCrunch – The #ILookLikeAnEngineer Community Hosted One Of The Most Powerful, Inspiring Tech Events I’ve Ever Attended
Michelle Glauser – The Stories of the #ILookLikeAnEngineer Community Gathering
Jamaica Observer – Silicon Valley experts explore Jamaica’s tech entrepreneurial ecosystem
LOOP Jamaica – US Embassy celebrates Global Entrepreneurship Week
US Embassy Jamaica – U.S. Embassy Kingston Celebrates Global Entrepreneurship Week
USA Today – [PODCAST] – Uber’s suit, women risk takers, tech & concussions: podcast
TechCrunch – BuildUp Fellows Program Aims To Nurture Underrepresented Founders In Tech
WOC in Tech – “We can’t find any women of color in tech!” A guide to this weekend’s Tech Inclusion Conference
International Business Times – Why Silicon Valley Is Failing Miserably At Diversity, And What Should Be Done About It
TechCrunch – Dear Investors, Fund More Underrepresented Founders In Tech
International Business Times – Tech Diversity Gets Another Conference: Tech Inclusion 2015 Brings Google, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest
EBONY – 6 Companies Tackle Tech Diversity
African-American Cyber Report – Anonymously Ask A Black Person
TechCrunch – Pinterest Is Working With A Startup Called Paradigm To Foster Diversity
SFGATE – Twitter becomes second tech company to publicize diversity goals
TechCrunch – Developing Targeted Initiatives For Women Of Color In Tech
International Business Times – Tech Diversity: Accelerators Go After Women, Underrepresented Minorities For New Startup Ideas
Wall Street Journal Digital – #iLookLikeAnEngineer Wants to Move From Tweets to Billboards
San Jose Mercury News – Quinn: Ellen Pao, moving on, but not going away – My Date With Diversity at the Tech Inclusion Conference
Recode – #ILookLikeAnEngineer: What Happens After the Party?
The Daily Dot – #ILookLikeAnEngineer is not about looking—it’s about listening
Abernathy – Abernathy Man: Wayne Sutton
TechCrunch – 40 Diverse People In Tech Who Made Big Moves In 2015

CCTV America – [VIDEO] The Impact of Startup Incubators / Accelerators and Why We Don’t Have More Women Who Code?
AT&T The Bridge – Four Black Techies to Follow on Twitter
Eelan Media – Top 100 Most Influential Black People On Digital/Social Media
USA Today – Jesse Jackson gets Silicon Valley to talk diversity
PayPal – [VIDEO] Paypal TV Commerical
MarketPlace – Blind spot: VC and minority business
AT&T – Changing the Community in 28 Days
AT&T – 28 Days Team Wins $20,000 for Outstanding Service in the Community – Let’s Get Ready To Rumble! A Female Rapper, An Olympian, & A Tech Entrepreneur Go Head To Head For $20k!
KPOO FM Radio Interview – Black History Month Panel Interview
Rolling Out – Wayne Sutton named one of the 100 Coolest People in Tech
Rolling Out – Wayne Sutton, digital media master, works with AT&T 28 Days in honor of Black History Month
Rolling Out – Google Hangout with Wayne Sutton

USA Today – Minorities rush to Twitter, Instagram, smartphones – Blacks on the Brink of Greatness
Wall Street Journal – Earvin “Magic” Johnson To Lead Powerhouse Line-Up Of CEOs At Entrepreneurs Conference In Columbus, OH
Inside Scoop SF – Food Hackathon looks to the future of food technology, colorful food searches and more
Xconomy – Food Hackers Cook Up a Storm of Startup Ideas in San Francisco
Business Insider – There’s a Racial Divide On Twitter And Instagram
Business Insider – The 25 Most Influential African-Americans In Technology
The Root – 25 Most Influential African Americans in Technology
Bloomberg Businessweek – Education, Mentors, Money: How to Boost Black Tech Entrepreneurs
The Root – Top Black Techies: The Gadgets They Love
Doubt The Doubts podcast Interview
Entrepreneur 2.0 Podcast Startup Guru Wayne Sutton has one of the top 50 ranked social media blogs how did he do it?
The Network Journal – Wayne Sutton Creates a New Valuable Digital Platform for Entrepreneurs
Ebony Magazine – Wanna e Startin’ Somethin’
Memeburn – Wearable tech is the future, but if it’s not cool I don’t care [MEF]

Mashable – How Do We Close the Diversity Gap in Tech Entrepreneurship? [VIDEO]
Black Enterprise Online – Black in America’: Wayne Sutton, One Year Later
Black In Tech Austin – The Inaugural BiT Top 10 Award Winners awarded at SXSW Interactive
TheRoot – 25-best-black-bloggers
YFS Magazine – 10 San Francisco Entrepreneurs To Watch
TechCrunch – The Search For Minority Entrepreneurs Is Over — Now They Need To Be Ready For Investors
ESPN – espnW Hack Day 2012 Wrapup
TechCrunch – 7 New Educational Startups Founded By Minorities in Tech
Diverse Mobile – The most interesting (and humble) brother in technology

News and Observer – Local tech entrepreneur makes his mark on CNN
CNN – Soledad O’Brien Chronicles Journeys of Black Tech Entrepreneurs for Fourth Black in America
Mashable – 3 Reasons Tomorrow’s Tech Industry Will Be More Culturally Diverse
CNNTech – Black entrepreneurs pitch their dreams to Silicon Valley
CNNMoney – 8 entrepreneurs diversifying the tech scene
The Network Journal – NewMe Accelerator Aims At African-American Technological Entrepreneurship
Wall Street Journal – MC Hammer To Minority Entrepreneurs: “Let’s Get It Started
Wall Street Journal – Y Combinator Success Leads To Copycats, Incubator Raiders – Marketers embracing QR codes, for better or worse
Black Enterprise Online – Diverse Startups Connect at SXSW Technology Conference
Black Enterprise Magazine – Featured in the January edition of Black Enterprise Magazine – Growing in popularity, QR codes can help your business grow
Raleigh entrepreneur and blogger Wayne Sutton joins TechMedia as Director of Digital
News14 interview: Foursquare offers ‘Super’ deals for football fans
Grind and Thrive – How Wayne Sutton’s Passion For Technology Helped Him Become A Big-Time Influencer
SmalllBiz Lady – Melinda Emerson – Do you have an idea for the next great tech start-up?

Web Pro News – Using Geolocation to Promote Your Business
Technorati: #28DaysofDiversity with Wayne Sutton
The Atlanta Post – Behind The Click: Wayne Sutton
Black Enterprise – Tech Insider: 4 Things to Consider Before Buying a Smartphone
WRAL – NBA owner, dot-com billionaire praises Triangle’s entrepreneurial energy
Perkett PR – Claire Russell and Wayne Sutton at IMS10 – Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, MA – Part 1 & 2
CNN Money – Steve Jobs’ big night at the Oscars
50 Social Media Phenoms

Fox News 8, Interview – Social Networking Etiquette
Huffingtonpost – Black Like Me? The Missing Faces in Technology and Innovation
HubSpot Marketing – Want to Build Your Brand? Share Your Content.
MyNC – How To Get Your Next Job
Web Pro News – How Social Media Could Haunt You

Social Media Rock Star – Wayne Sutton Interview
Immediate Influence – 50 Most Powerful and Influential Men in Social Media
North Carolina Startups – Social Media and Startups – ‘Twitter’ gains steam in Fayetteville
The Smak: 2 Guys & A Mic: TO Makeover
Triangle Stores – Citizen journalism and community building
NBC Nightly News – Watching Companies rise in 54 hours, ref Startup Weekend.

Quotes and recommendations:

Wayne is an enthusiastic and pragmatic entrepreneur. He’s built an incredible network due to his ability provide value to others and build trust. I have enjoyed working with Wayne during AgLocals days in the NewMe accelerator and have no doubt he will be successful in building
Naithan Jones, CEO, Co-Founder, AgLocal

“Wayne is passionate about supporting entrepreneurs on the rise with knowledge and resources. He knows the ins and outs of the startup sphere better than most, and what he does with that knowledge day to day makes him a great guy to know and work with.”
Rachel Brooks, Founder, Citizen Made

:Wayne’s ability to think outside the box and find overlooked opportunities is unsurpassed.” , Teresa Savage, CEO & Co-Founder at Gift Caddie

“Wayne is hands down one of the most dedicated and balanced advisor/entrepreneurs I’ve met.”, Naithan Jones, CEO, Co-Founder, AgLocal

“Wayne was a great speaker and knows his “Social Media”, Doug Erickson

“ Most Impressive, informative. Wayne is am excellent speaker who gave us all valuable insight into the Social Media market. Our thanks to the Ty and the sponsors for having this meetup ” David Gray

“ I thought Wayne was great I think I definitely walked away with more info than I had going in. Thanks ”, Rhett King, DC

“Wayne Sutton exhibits a natural passion to connect people. A social media guru, Wayne understands technology and helps people apply tools to meet their overall objective. Wayne has truly won the respect of all those with whom he works.” Jeff Tippett, Outreach Strategist, Calvert Holdings, Inc.

“Wayne is a very energetic and hard working collaborator. He strikes a great balance between serving others and getting ahead. THIS is why I trust him completely. Plus he knows his social tech!” Brian Russell, Consultant, Yesh Design

Wayne Sutton

@CCTV_america Interview on incubators and their impact on the startup scene

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