Meet Wayne

On this episode of The Innov8social Podcast we are lucky to have Wayne Sutton, serial entrepreneur and general partner at
Wayne Sutton
BUILDUP is a growing nonprofit with tools including a pre-accelerator program that mentors, educates and connects underrepresented entrepreneurs in technology.

BUILDUP is dedicated to growing global innovations by bringing innovators together from an diverse backgrounds and experience – technology, corporate, healthcare, design, environmental, social and political leadership – to a forum to investigate new realms of technology.

Wayne has over 14 years experience in technology, design and business development. He has been named one of the “Silicon Valley 100 coolest people in tech”, one of the “52 hottest new stars in Silicon Valley” and one of the “top 100 most influential black people on social media” in 2014.

I had the pleasure of meeting Wayne at a StartupWeekend event a few years back and then working together again at StartupNext where we developed our ideas further. He is passionate about technology, including new voices to the startup conversation, and has a compelling story behind why he is dedicated to creating impact through his work and what makes him a proud San Francisco resident.

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More About Wayne

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  • Website:
  • Value proposition: “BUILDUP Fund, Inc. is a U.S. based 501(c)(3) non-profit designed to support an inclusive ecosystem of entrepreneurs focused on building new technologies to solve the world’s most critical challenges. BUILDUP will connect, mentor and educate non-conventional technology entrepreneurs from across the world..”
  • Learn about the Pre-Accelerator Program

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