Kelly Burton

I lead the fastest growing community of minority entrepreneurs (while entrepreneur-ing).

Political scientist, serial entrepreneur, change agent and social critic. Kelly Burton is a modern-day renaissance woman who leads with passion, purpose and vision.

She is the founder of Nexus Research Group, a social impact firm that works with foundations and large-scale non-profits to help them catalyze change in local communities.

Kelly is also the founder of Bodyology, a tech-based apparel company dedicated to creating clothes for active women on-the-go.

Her newest venture is Founders of Color, a digital platform committed to helping minority entrepreneurs grow and scale their businesses. Today, Founders of Color has more than 2,400 members.

In addition to her entrepreneurial endeavors, Kelly is a regular contributor for HuffPost and has served on several local and national boards.

She has two hard-earned degrees, a BA from Clark Atlanta University and a PhD from Emory University, both in Political Science.

BDPA 2019