Lorenzo Gomez III
Lorenzo Gomez III is a community builder, author, and public speaker who draws from his personal and professional experiences to inspire others. A former director at Rackspace Technology, Lorenzo is a key player in the development of San Antonio’s downtown entrepreneurial ecosystem. He has spent the last decade dedicated to building institutions and organizations that have supported the creation of a contemporary community of technology companies. Lorenzo is the co-founder of WeTree, a new mental health engagement application.
Books by Lorenzo
The Rack We Built
Lorenzo recalls the early days of rocket ship growth at Rackspace, telling stories packed with style, heart, and humor. With the principles in the book, you can create the type of culture that makes people want to volunteer their best.
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Alternating between shocking stories from his youth and letters written to his 12-year-old self, Lorenzo shows young people how to retake the battle of their mind by dealing with what is true and dismantling the lies that lead to self-deception.
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Lorenzo went from the stockroom of a grocery store to the boardrooms of two private companies without a college degree. In his inspiring and humorous true story, he shares the steps he took and the guiding principles that got him to the top.
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Lorenzo is an engaging public speaker, especially on the subject of the viability of downtown San Antonio’s tech district, helping to reframe assumptions about San Antonio as an entrepreneurial hub made by civic and government leaders, investors, accelerators, and entrepreneurial organizations.
Lorenzo has a driving passion for national and international tech communities, incubators and coworking spaces. He speaks to their thriving cultures and communities, while, at the same time, sharing best practices he learned while growing Geekdom from an abandoned building in the heart of San Antonio to one of the largest coworking/incubator sites in the country.
“The ecosystem we’ve been creating in the tech corridor downtown is awesome, but I think we need to start creating original content. I think San Antonio can be just as famous for ideas as any city in America.”
Lorenzo has helped convert a dormant section of downtown San Antonio into a new, thriving entrepreneurial hub, populated with hundreds of small businesses, tech groups, prominent accelerators and non-traditional educational organizations. He is also developing new solutions to combat social isolation and promote strong support communities.
WeTree is an online safe space where users are invited to share their inner self and support their inner circle in as little as 60 seconds a day. Mental health engagement made simple. Lorenzo Gomez and Steve Cunningham are the co-creators of WeTree.
Techbloc is changing San Antonio’s economic landscape with a tech ecosystem that’s producing new jobs and generating millions in economic impact. Lorenzo is a co-founder of Tech Bloc.