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    Cofounder, 2012 - present
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    Founder, 2012 - present
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Wayne is a designer and digital media thought leader who regularly speaks about harnessing the power of social media to foster creativity, empower communities, and build brands. Wayne delivers value to individuals, organizations, and brands by integrating product and market knowledge to continually improve marketing, sales, product development, and user experience.

Wayne Sutton is the Cofounder of Cosemble. Cosemble is a self-service social media publishing platform for creating events and sharing experiences with the people and organizations you care about. Founder of PitchTo, which manages and rates founder pitches. Cofounder of Student Ventures ( , a nonprofit oragnization which mission is to expose middle and high school students to the world of entrepreneurship, mobile app development, digital technology and STEM education. Wayne share’s his shares his experiences with entrepreneurs as on of Wall Street Journal Startup Gurus in a weekly article. In 2011, co-founded the NewMe Accelerator, the first minority led startup accelerator/incubator in Silicon Valley which was featured in CNN Black in America 4 in 2011 and launched a mobile location-based startup in 2009. Wayne has 14 years experience in design and business development and has founded two software companies. Wayne has worked with large brands, Inc 500 companies and advises several technology startups.

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 has been ranked one of the 50 best technology and social media blogs in the world.

Wayne is a past TED attendee and has spoken at universities, major internet and technology focused conferences such as Stanford, Duke, UNC, NC State, World Wide Web Conference, O’Reilly Web 2.0 Expo, South By South West (SXSW), BlogWorld, and more. While managing PitchTo, Wayne is also an Angel Investor In Training via Astia and the Pipleline Fellowship.

Staying current with the ever changing trends in internet technology, Wayne loves educating and inspiring others to succeed and providing value to his clients.


(2008) Immediate Influence: 50 Most Powerful and Influential Men in Social Media
100 Smartest People in Social Media
100 Social Media Experts to Follow on Twitter
Social Media Thought Leaders – Who’s No. 1? (Just missed list)
Top 20 Social Media Experts (Honorable Mention)
Social Media Expert Interviews by Brian Carter
@BlackWeb20′s and @HP’s Top 50 Tech Tastemakers
BrandMakers’s 25 Urban Entrepreneurs To Follow on Twitter
The Top 50 Social Media Blogs Of 2010
50 Of The Best Social Media And Technology Blogs In The World
MyMediaInfo’s Top Ten Technology Tweeps
Top 50 Social Media Blogs to revitalize your mind
50 Social Media Phenoms
21 Of The Top Black Social Media Influencers
Top20 Black blogs of 2011
20 Most Influential People in Social Media
The Most Influential Small Business People on Twitter
Top Social Media Strategists to Watch in 2012
Top 10 Social Media Blogs to Follow in 2012
The Inaugural BiT Top 10 Award Winners awarded at SXSW Interactive
10 San Francisco Entrepreneurs To Watch – via YFS Magazine
Blacks on the Brink of Greatness
(2013) Business Insider: The 25 Most Influential African-Americans In Technology

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