Dwayne Johnson

Co-founder •  ScaleUp Partners, LLC

Dwayne Johnson

Co-founder •  ScaleUp Partners, LLC

Biography

Mr. Johnson is a successful technologist, entrepreneur, synergist and self-professed social alchemist with over 30 years of experience leading technology, entrepreneurship, innovation, investment, operations and cross-discipline collaboration efforts.

Mr. Johnson is Managing Partner of PDXO/Globe Three Ventures, a strategy, business process and venture development consultancy, working with high potential and impact projects that help start-ups, corporate entrepreneurs, communities, cities and states develop and implement successful growth plans.

Mr. Johnson was Executive Director of the Technology Association Foundation and creator of the Foundation’s Center for Inclusive Innovation promoting broader awareness and developing pathways through which diverse l 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 technology related companies.

Mr. Johnson is a member of the Oregon STEM Investment Council, 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.

Mr. Johnson 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, and is a mentor for start-up businesses for the Oregon Technology Business Center.

Mr. Johnson has an MBA summa cum laude from Babson College’s Entrepreneurship Program, and a B.A. in History—19th Century China/Japan from the California Polytechnic University at Pomona.