Our Mentors

Kelly Burton

Political scientist, serial entrepreneur, change agent, and social critic. Kelly Burton is a modern-day renaissance woman who leads with passion, purpose, and vision. Kelly is the founder of Nexus Research Group, a social impact firm that works with foundations and large-scale nonprofits to help them catalyze change in local communities. She is also the founder of Bodyology, a tech-based apparel company dedicated to creating clothes for women on-the-go. Her newest venture is Founders of Color (FOC), a digital platform committed to helping minority entrepreneurs grow and scale their businesses. Today, FOC has more than 2,200 users with members ranging from early stage tech startups to multi-million dollar companies. In addition to her entrepreneurial endeavors, Kelly has been a regular contributor for HuffPost and 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.