Dwayne Johnson Founder + Partner, ScaleUp Partners

Dwayne Johnson is a successful technologist, entrepreneur and self-professed social alchemist with over 30 years leadership experience pioneering technology, entrepreneurship, innovation, and cross-discipline collaboration. He is a Founder and Partner at ScaleUp Partners a nationally networked economic development advocacy collaborative offering advisory and consulting services to increasing the quality, diversity and performance of local and regional innovation, workforce and entrepreneurial pipelines.

Mr. Johnson leads the Technology Association of Oregon Foundation’s Center for Inclusive Innovation promoting broader awareness and developing pathways through which diverse talent can reach their highest potential in STEM based careers. He was founder and president of Ideal Portland, a non-profit focused on minority tech inclusion, has over 15 years experience investing in early stage internet technology related companies.

Mr. Johnson is a member of the Oregon STEM Investment Council and Oregon Business Plan Steering Committee. He was appointed by the Oregon Governor and chaired the Oregon Small Business Advisory Council and was a member of the Oregon Committee for Performance Excellence which focused on improving government effectiveness. He was founding treasurer for the Nonprofit Association of Oregon and has served on the Board of the I Have A Dream Foundation - Oregon, Advisory Board of the Portland African American Chamber of Commerce, is a mentor for start-up businesses for the Oregon Technology Business Center. He is a proud alumni of Babson College’s MBA program where he graduated Summa Cum Laude with a focus on Entrepreneurship.

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