Serial Entrepreneur Wayne Sutton Named Director of Program Development at Backstage Accelerator

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Wayne Sutton, serial entrepreneur and co-founder of Change Catalyst and its Tech Inclusion programs, was recently named director of program development at Backstage Accelerator, a program within Backstage Capital.

In this role, Sutton is responsible for Backstage Accelerator programming, which ensures founder short- and long-term success through mentor connections, logistics, and curriculum.

No stranger to the tech space, Sutton is noted for being one of the Black tech entrepreneurs, alongside Hank Williams and Hajj Flemings among others, featured on Soledad O’Brien’s 2011 documentary “Black in America” that examined the lack of diversity in America’s tech space.  

Backstage Capital, a venture capital fund founded Arlan Hamilton, was in the news in June after announcing a $36 million fund for Black women founders. 

In addition to his current work, Sutton mentors and advises at the Rise of the Rest portfolio companies, and is an official member of the Forbes Technology Council.