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Never conform to what others think of you. Know your value, trust your gut and focus on your goals and impact. Believe in yourself at all times and find trusted champions to help you accomplish your life purpose. 

Sometimes it’s luck, sometimes it’s marketing, sometimes its partners, sometimes its mentors, sometimes its all over the above. 

#thatisall #buildup #keepmovingforward
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Startups & Business owners apply today for the Accelerate with Google Academy > http://accelerate.withgoogle.com/ ‪#‎AcceleratewithGoogle‬  +Accelerate with Google 
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#WomenInTech @JotakaEaddy (@PayNearMe) and +Jewel Burks (@PartPic& Google) joined +BUILDUP to discuss the journey of breaking into #tech as #underrepresented company executives. Both women analyzed the variety of challenges they've faced in their individual quests and the changes they hope we can all make immediately: 

Jotaka often finds herself at tech summits, where she looks ""around [a] room... of about 500 people... [and can count] on one hand the number of black women [she sees]."" She wonders ""How [it is] that we are in [a tech world] where there [are such few] black women... [when there is a] major conversation about technology. Ultimately we need to get to a place... where that doesn't exist.""

Jewel has often been mistaken for a fashion guru at pitch competitions because of her statement necklaces when in fact she's the CEO of the visual search engine,@PartPic.

Join this conversation by watching the recorded Hangout at  http://goo.gl/xdm5Y9 and joining this ongoing discussion."
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Through Buildup VC, Wayne Sutton has been able to educate, mentor, and connect with minorities in tech and help them find ultimate success.
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Please black America, stop talking. I am sick of the loud mouth, listen to me cry wolf crap. Set an auditorium and advance. My business pitched as a black male in America, gave viewers : The SHARKS TANK. I pitched it at the University of Maryland. A white stronghold. Howard university was next door. Now talk about that.
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Join +BUILDUP tomorrow morning 9am PST / 12pm PST for a live Google Hangout on Air "Pathways To Tech" about the journey of breaking into tech as a founder or company executive. With Google's Jewel Burks (PartPic) and Jotaka Eaddy, Government Affairs Initiatives at PayNearMe

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Join BUILDUP for a live Google Hangout about the journey of breaking into tech as a founder or company executive.

Our goal with Pathways To Tech is to highlight amazing entrepreneurs and technology executives from nontraditional backgrounds who are inspiring role models in our community. The guests will share their experiences as founders, developers, designers, and other key roles in startups.

For the first Pathways To Tech Google Hangout, we’ll feature Jotaka Eaddy, Government Affairs Initiatives at PayNearMe and Jewel Burks, Co-Founder/CEO of PartPic
This Hangout On Air is hosted by BUILDUP. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
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+Galvanize Announces the  Reverend Jesse Jackson Scholarship in Data Science  #DataScience   #levelup  

http://www.galvanize.it/blog/reverend-jesse-jackson-scholarship-galvanizeu-data-science
We’re pleased to announce that we’ve partnered with Reverend Jesse Jackson and The Rainbow PUSH Coalition to provide data science scholarships for African Americans in tech. One student per cohort at GalvanizeU – Galvanize’s accredited data science program – will attend on a full scholarship. 
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Excited to judge the My Brothers Keeper #MBKHack youth pitches with @Qeyno @KaporCenter @Pandora @CityofOakland @UNCF and @BMeCommunity www.mbkhack.com
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The +Accelerate with Google Academy is now accepting applications for U.S. based businesses until March 24 (11:59 PM PT)! Apply at www.acceleratewithgoogle.com

Want to know how businesses like yours have grown on the web with the Accelerate with Google Academy? Check out the +nDataStor   Academy success story with +Peter Prieto  http://goo.gl/ZTQ7oN.
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Yesterday I met a founder at the F8 Facebook diversity event. He said he watched a recent interview I did with Rev. Jesse Jackson. He was inspired and then built an iOS keyboard app, got a lot of downloads. Then he received a grant & support from Facebook's FB start program and now is attending F8.

He said before watching the video he was hesitant to build a product. We meet for the first time yesterday.

That's just one of the reason, we must tell stories, build and #keepmovingforward.
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Join BUILDUP.vc for a fireside chat with venture capitalist Heidi Roizen. Heidi is the operating partner at Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ) and Lecturer at Stanford University. The event will cover investment trends, Silicon Valley culture, and what investors look for in founders.  Kristina Omari, Founder, Partner at BUILDUP.vc will moderate the conversation.

RSVP: http://bdbx.co/rsvpvcheidi 
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Depends on my travel schedule. Thanks for the invite +Wayne Sutton have a great weekend!
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At SXSW Interactive, numerous panels are focused on improving inclusiveness within the tech industry.
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Just learned about Mood Meter app at @facebook compassion day #crd5 > http://moodmeterapp.com to track your feelings.
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General Partner at BUILDUP.vc
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Wayne Sutton is a serial entrepreneur and general partner at BUILDUP.vc. BUILDUP is dedicated to growing global innovations by bringing innovators together from an array of 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. Wayne was recently 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.


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    BUILDUP IS A GLOBAL IMPACT FIRM DESIGNED TO CONNECT, MENTOR AND EDUCATE TECHNOLOGY ENTREPRENEURS. BUILDUP is dedicated to growing global innovations by bringing innovators together from an array of backgrounds and experience – technology, corporate, healthcare, design, environmental, social and political leadership – to a forum to investigate new realms of technology. In the forum we build a place to engage diverse minds to communicate their views, bright ideas and thought provoking questions towards new advancements concerning our world’s most critical issues. Through these conversations, we build a network of new insight, which, in turn, builds new ideas and technology.
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