Meet Clarence Wooten -
Clarence Wooten

Clarence Wooten

Founder and CEO STEAM Role


Clarence Wooten is a serial internet entrepreneur whose been creating and building Internet startups since 1998. Back then he was co-founder and CEO of, an online superstore of prefabricated websites for small businesses. ImageCafe was acquired for $23 million by Network Solutions/Verisign in November 1999, 7-months after they launched and just before the dot-com bubble popped. Timing is everything.

More recently, he co-founded and served as initial CEO and Chairman of Progressly, an enterprise SaaS platform for monitoring and executing business processes in the cloud. Progressly was acquired by Box (NYSE:BOX) in June 2018.

Additionally, in 2006, he founded, a self-serve SaaS platform for building private, branded communities of interest. At present, is profitable and powers more than 50,000 online communities. In 2011 after 5 years as Groupsite's CEO, in order to pursue other opportunities, he transitioned to the role of Executive Chairman where I continue to guide product vision and strategy.

At present, he is the founder and CEO of STEAM Role, a mission-driven startup focused on helping the workforce of the future discover whom they can become and how to get there via the STEAMRole mobile app. STEAMRole is like Tinder for finding your dream career. The app makes it easy for successful professionals with backgrounds in science, technology, engineering, art and design, and math (aka STEAM fields) to showcase who they are and how they got to where they are.

As a serial founder and product architect, his startup activities are primarily focused on leading the early product development, strategy and company-building activities with talented teammates.

He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and was honored as a distinguished alumnus in 2010. In 2006, he was named an honorary alumnus of the University of Maryland. He serves on the board of trustees at Philadelphia University, one of the nation's top design schools.

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