Shelton Mercer III
Founder and Chairman, Mercer Advisory Group and Mercer Innovation
Award winning, Fortune 100-bred entrepreneur, innovation pioneer, philanthropist and speaker Shelton Mercer has founded, led, and exited venture-backed companies in tech, media, impact, sports, and entertainment. In addition to Virtuous Innovation™, Shelton is Founder and Chairman of The Mercer Advisory Group and Mercer Innovation and creator of miOS™ — Mercer Innovation Outcomes System, which merges invention, incubation, collaboration and commercialization. miOS has propelled entrepreneurial x enterprise ecosystems to new heights by co-creating/powering multiple innovation districts, hubs and ecosystems worldwide. These include multi award-winning Pennovation Works & Center — the 23-acre innovation hub of the University of Pennsylvania and 16 Tech Innovation District — a 50-acre live/work/play campus in Indianapolis.
Shelton is co-founder and former President of Blockchain-integrated media and entertainment technology company Audigent (Inc 5000) and co-founder & former CEO of Mashable Award winner, celebrity social impact engine TwitCHANGE.
Mercer’s companies have conceived, led, and advised global initiatives and generated billions in revenue with dozens of Fortune 500 corporations, brands, governments, institutions, and organizations including Disney, Amazon, GE, Comcast NBCUniversal, eBay, Microsoft, Conde Nast, Warner and Universal Music Groups, Roc Nation, KPMG, J&J, Salesforce, Lilly, Hersheys, UN Foundation, and United Way.
Shelton’s passion for people and the planet has compelled him to mobilize millions to raise hundreds of millions of dollars for crisis relief (Indian Ocean Tsunami, Hurricane Katrina, Haiti earthquake, Japan Tsunami) and causes (poverty, hunger, clean water, housing, education, employment, wealth gaps). He has led numerous aid missions worldwide and impacted 50+ countries and dozens of U.S. cities.