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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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    General Partner, 2014 - present
    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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Google just announced an Android nanodegree that will cover the entire lifecycle of Android development, six-month program, $200/mo on Udacity
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@google planning for next billion mobile users in emerging markets. More reasons to encourage a diverse dev community #io15 #diversityio15
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.@google uses deep neural networks with machine learning to bring all the information to the user before you think you need it #io15 #diversityio15 
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All checked in at +Google #io15 #diversityio15
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BUILDUP Planning For Success and Impact As A 501(c)3 non-profit http://buildup.vc/buildup-planning-for-success-and-impact-as-a-501c3-non-profit/ via @buildupvc
When the BUILDUP team (Kristina Omari, Christian Anderson and myself) set out a year ago to form BUILDUP we initially set a goal of raising a fund, launching an accelerator and angel investment group for underrepresented groups in tech. To start with brand awareness and community outreach we started hosting fireside chats with investors and tech panels called BUILDUP Events. While studying the tech landscape, various business models, getting ...
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BUILDUP Planning For Success and Impact As A 501(c)3 non-profit http://buildup.vc/buildup-planning-for-success-and-impact-as-a-501c3-non-profit/ via @buildupvc
When the BUILDUP team (Kristina Omari, Christian Anderson and myself) set out a year ago to form BUILDUP we initially set a goal of raising a fund, launching an accelerator and angel investment group for underrepresented groups in tech. To start with brand awareness and community outreach we started hosting fireside chats with investors and tech panels called BUILDUP Events. While studying the tech landscape, various business models, getting ...
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Event Photos:  BUILDUP.vc Fireside Chat with Chinedu Echeruo at Google

BUILDUP.vc hosted a fireside chat with Chinedu Echeruo. Chinedu Echeruo is a partner and head of principal investing at Constant Capital. Forbes named Chinedu One of The 10 Most Powerful Men In Africa 2014. Wayne Sutton, Founder, Partner at BUILDUP.vc  moderated the conversation. The event was cohosted with Sonja Sulcer founder of Caribbean Innovation Ventures and held at Google HQ in Mountain View, CA.

More information at: http://buildup.vc/fireside-chat-with-chinedu-echeruo-on-creating-multiple-million-dollar-exits-may-13th-at-google/
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So much awesome in this photo with the @buildupvc team, Google, friends and partners from last night pre-Google I/o dinner #io15 #diversityio15 
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Our partner @waynesutton writes in @usatodaytech- Is tech industry making progress on diversity? http://usat.ly/1HJsyG7 via 
Wayne Sutton sees progress but also a long road ahead.
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Announcing The +BUILDUP  Technical Workshops Series with +Accelerate with Google , Twitter, UBER , Galvanize and +TechCrunch 

The workshops will cover:
How to build your minimum viable product
Design Thinking
How to Pitch Your Startup
Intro To UBER API
Abuse and Diversity Online
Cyber Security

The workshop series will be hosted at Galvanize and begins May 26th through June 24th. Individuals can register for the workshops on BUILDUP’s educational site http://buildupuniversity.com.

Schedule of workshops includes:
May 26 – Google: How to build your minimum viable product – Stanton Jones & Kyle Wanamaker, Software Engineers
June 3 – Google: Design Thinking, Nancy Douyon, User Experience Research Program Manager
June 10 – TechCrunch: How to Pitch Your Startup – Samantha O’Keefe, Startup Battlefield Editor
June 16 – UBER: Intro To UBER API – Kyle Bailey, Senior Software Engineer
June 17 – Twitter: Abuse and Diversity Online – Leslie Miley, Engineering Leader Specializing in Mobile and Web Development
June 24th – Cyber Security – Charles Nwatu, Information Security Manager – Security Monitoring and Incident
Over the past year BUILDUP has held several events focused on entrepreneurship, tech culture and venture capital but as Silicon Valley and San Francisco Bay Area tech companies reflects staggeringly low representation of employees and tech founders across gender and racial categories in contrast to the diverse population of the world, we wanted to do more. Today BUILDUP is excited to announce a five week, six series technical workshop series w...
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If you're in the Bay Area next week, join us at Galvanize SF for a great fireside chat with our very own +Mary Grove, Director of Google for Entrepreneur, hosted by +Startup Grind! Mary will discuss trends in entrepreneurship and share insight on how to help cultivate successful #startup communities around the globe. Hope to see you there!  RSVP: http://goo.gl/RWYIUt 
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Event Photos: Fireside Chat with Venture Capitalist Heidi Roizen

BUILDUP.vc hosted a fireside chat with venture capitalist Heidi Roizen. Heidi is the operating partner at DFJ and Lecturer at Stanford University. The event covered investment trends, Silicon Valley culture, and what investors look for in founders. Kristina Omari, Founder, Partner at BUILDUP.vc  moderated the conversation. 

More information at: http://buildup.vc/chatwithheidiroizen/
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