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#WhoMentoredYou? February 2020



Promotional image for Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Texas February 2020 Who Mentored You Event featuring Lorenzo Gomez.

This event will give an intimate insight into the mentors who have impacted the life of Lorenzo Gomez.

Lorenzo Gomez III has served as CEO of Geekdom, Texas’ largest coworking space, and is cofounder of The 80/20 Foundation, a philanthropic organization dedicated to investing in the future of San Antonio. At the managed-cloud provider, Rackspace, he worked closely with co-founder Graham Weston. Despite having little college experience, as recounted in his book The Cilantro Diaries, Lorenzo used valuable lessons from his entry-level jobs to catapult himself into high-impact positions.

Prior to 2017, Lorenzo was tasked with converting a dying downtown sector into an attractive tech district. His goal is to enable others to see the vision and help advance the seventh largest city in the United States into a world-class center for startups, especially in the tech industry. He recruited startups, evaluated competitive coworking spaces, convinced civic and government leaders to support tech companies considering relocation and asked academic institutions to supply talent. The goal of this work was to establish and develop a tech district in the heart of San Antonio, one that did not exist yet.

Toward that end, Lorenzo collaborates with a network of professionals to fortify growth of the tech district in downtown San Antonio. He is a cofounder of Techbloc and serves as board member, advisor, and mentor for a variety of local and national tech and entrepreneurial endeavors.

Big Brothers Big Sisters Mentoring Center
10843 Gulfdale
San Antonio TX, 78216