- Cofounder & CEO of WeTree
- Cell phone: 210-548-6244
- Website: www.getwetree.com
Lorenzo Gomez, III, has served as CEO of Geekdom, Texas’s largest coworking space, and is cofounder of The 80/20 Foundation, a philanthropic organization dedicated to investing in the future of San Antonio. Despite having little college experience, he used valuable lessons from his entry-level jobs to catapult himself into high-impact positions. At Rackspace, a managed-cloud provider, he worked closely with co-founder Graham Weston ’87, a former student of Agricultural Economics.
Prior to 2017, Lorenzo was tasked with converting a dying downtown sector into an attractive tech district. 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. Lorenzo’s driving passion is his love for his city, San Antonio, Texas. It is truly a city on the rise. His goal is to enable others to see the vision and help advance the seventh largest city in the United States to a world-class center for startups, especially in the tech industry.
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.
On Tuesday, August 9, 2022, Lorenzo Gomez, III, was named an Honorary AGEC 425 “Survivor” with the Dianne and M. Edward Rister ’74 Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Program.
To view “Prof-for-a-Day” presentations by Gomez, click the links below in “Publications.”