Wayne Sutton is a serial entrepreneur and founder of the Icon Project (501c3 non-profit). The Icon Project mission is to address Black and Brown Men’s mental health and professional development needs in Tech. Wayne is also the co-founder of Change Catalyst. Change Catalyst builds inclusive tech ecosystems through strategic advising, startup programs, and resources. 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 has been featured in TechCrunch, USA Today, and The Wall Street Journal. In addition to mentoring and advising entrepreneurs, Sutton’s life goal is to advocate for the awareness of humans to address their mental health.
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.