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. 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. 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 3K users in 40+ states, with members ranging from early stage tech startups to multi-million dollar companies. In addition to her entrepreneurial endeavors, she’s 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.