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Dwayne Johnson

Advisor Portland, Oregon Area, US

Co-Founder ScaleUp Partners ED Director, Center for Inclusive Innovation, President Globe Three Ventures; Futurist & Tech Inclusion Fanatic

Co-Founder ScaleUp Partners ED Director, Center for Inclusive Innovation, President Globe Three Ventures; Futurist & Tech Inclusion Fanatic

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Involved In


ScaleUp Partners LLC
Center for Inclusive Innovation
IDEAL Portland


Oregon Technology Business Center
I Have a Dream Foundation - Oregon
City of Portland
State of Oregon
Oregon Technology Business Center
I Have a Dream Foundation - Oregon
Non-Profit Association of Oregon


Ex-Officio Member (STEM Investment Council) Oregon Talent Council August 2016 - present
Fellow American Leadership Forum of Oregon July 2016 - present
Deputy Director Innovate Oregon June 2015 - present
Co Founder & Partner ScaleUp Partners LLC January 2014 - present
Council Member Oregon STEM Investment Council January 2014 - present
Steering Committee Member Oregon Business Plan June 2012 - present
President Globe Three Ventures June 2006 - present
Entrepreneurship Coach/Advisor Oregon Technology Business Center July 2006 - December 2015
Advisory Board Member "I Have a Dream" Oregon July 2014 - July 2015
Founder & Executive Director Center for Inclusive Innovation July 2012 - May 2015
Board Member I Have a Dream Foundation - Oregon January 2012 - June 2014
Interim President Technology Association of Oregon Foundation November 2013 - April 2014
President/Founder IDEAL Portland July 2012 - December 2013
Member Governor's Commitee on Performance Excellence October 2008 - December 2013
Chairman Oregon Small Business Advisory Council August 2011 - January 2013
Vice Chair Oregon Small Business Advisory Council April 2010 - August 2011
Treasurer & Board Member Non-Profit Association of Oregon March 2009 - August 2011
Member Oregon Small Business Advisory Council June 2009 - March 2010
Vice Chair - Small Business Advisory Council City of Portland March 2009 - March 2010
Chair of Small Business Development Workgroup City of Portland - Small Business Advisory Committee September 2007 - March 2009
Director - Strategic Development Fios Inc September 2004 - May 2006
President/CEO Silicon Park Inc. May 1998 - July 2004
Sr Director - Corporate Development USWEB/CKS November 1995 - March 1998
Vice President - Business & Technology Digital Planet November 1994 - November 1995
Information Services Consultant Disney Worldwide Services 1990 - 1994


Babson College - Franklin W. Olin Graduate School of Business Entrepreneurship
California State Polytechnic University-Pomona History (China/Japan 1830-1860)

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • 3D Printing
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Commerce
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Education
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Mobile
  • • Robotics
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Smart Home
  • • Social Impact
  • • Wearable Tech
  • • Edutainment
  • • In-classroom learning (K-12)
  • • Lifelong Learning (outside of school)
  • • Teacher training
  • • Youth Leadership
  • • Higher Education

You Should Know About Me

Key Accomplishments

Started programming as an early teen, helped develop hardware/firmware/protocols for one of the first cable modems before 20. Founder of Digital Planet, one of the companies that put most of Hollywood on the net. Architect for Netcount, one of the pioneers of user/ad-tracking technology. Developed consulting methodology for USWeb, one of internet's first publicly traded web professional services companies. 15+ years of M&A/Finance/Investment/Coaching experience working with emerging companies and developing local, regional and state innovation ecosystems. Most times I was the only African American in the picture.

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Mike Green
They're my friends  •  Co-Founder: ScaleUp Partners LLC; Consultant: Developing inclusive innovation startup ecosystems, 18 years media; Startup Mentor/Advisor
Dwayne has broad experience ranging from technical and managerial expertise to investing in startups and reviewing founder pitches for inves ... tors. His high level of business acumen and ability to spot trends in industries provides great insight into where the proverbial puck is going and how to get ahead and stay ahead of it in establishing market validation, gaining traction, and competing for market share.
D'Wayne Edwards
We worked together  •  Founder, PENSOLE Footwear Design Academy. Previously Footwear Design Director, Brand Jordan.
Dwayne has diverse set of skills rarely found in 1 person from his strategic thinking skills, previous work history of starting, running and ... selling businesses and his passion for diversity and inclusion.
Jaymes Hines
We worked together  •  Managing Partner, Startup EduTech and Founder and Managing Partner, ByParents4Kids Entertainment.
For the aspiring entrepreneur, Dwayne would be an amazing advisor to tech companies in both seed and growth stages. Dwayne range of insights ... , experiences and domain expertise range from his time at Sun Microsystems to Dot Com era's best days to today emerging global connected innovation economy were he sits on a diverse group of finance, business, startups, local public policy ventures as consultant, strategist and founder. He is great to work with and often sees things others don't, opening up more options as a result.
Stephen Green
They're my friends  •  Vice President, Market Manager, Albina Community Bank and Board Member, Housing Development Center.
Dwayne not only has a great knowledge base but has the key thing needed to be an advisor, empathy. He sincerely looks to help others be succ ... essful entrepreneurs and he has the know how to make it happen.
Cindy Cooper
They're my friends  •  Co-founder & Director, Impact Entrepreneurs, Portland State University and Vice President & Board Director, Co-founder, Speak Shop.
Dwayne is a passionate advocate for inclusive entrepreneurship. He has the strategic, entrepreneurship, technology and leadership skills to ... make ambitious visions a reality, and he is effective and generous in sharing his talents with others in pursuit of their dreams.

Michael Feder
We worked together  •  Founder and CEO, PrayerSpark
Michael is brilliant. He has a keen eye for opportunity and is relentless in pursuing an actionable value proposition. I've pitched and don ... e business development deals with Michael; he never fails to impress.

Robin Tompkins
They're my advisor  •  Founder I CEO, TRAX, LLC dba Robins Nest. Pace University School of Law, University of Southern California graduate.
Robin is passionate, focused, committed person who says what she means and does what she says. She has a keen intellect with an interest in ... all aspects of creating a highly successful business.