I’ve had the pleasure of working with Tony Delgado on different projects. His ability to connect with low-income high school kids to a billionaire is a God-given gift.
His current mission is establishing an education system that is to date with the economic climate of the world.
Long gone are the days of studying four years of college and getting a degree to have a job in corporate America.
Tony started as a coder and worked in corporate America before leaving it all behind to build his non-profit organization Disrupt Foundation.
Armed with just “WiFi and a Dream.” (Delgado’s motto.)
In April 2020 amidst the pandemic. He spoke on the subject of WiFi as a human right. It was his suggestion to the organizer to the event online that lead to its disbursement around the globe to inspire people that there is hope.
The CEO of Disrupt Foundation continues to motivate and inspire with his podcasts full of amazing speakers who engage with the audience and educate the listeners.
Tony Delgado (born 02/06/1986) is a Puerto Rican-American software developer, businessman, activist, philanthropist and multimillionaire tech entrepreneur who has started multiple online and software-based businesses. He has also helped thousands create their first profitable businesses, all from the comfort of his home in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Tony Delgado started his first 7-figure online business in 2009, which was focused on ecommerce. Tony soon after launched an online magazine called Hyper Eater that discussed music, fashion and pop-culture. After successfully launching his first online publication, Delgado used his computer programming skills to launch several other online magazines, Twitter Bots, content aggregators and video sharing sites. These online publications were all monetized with Google Advertising and Amazon Affiliate Marketing.In 2015, Tony landed a role as the lead developer at Websignia, a digital marketing agency servicing corporate clients in the New York City metropolitan area. During his time there, Tony became widely known as a hacker in the professional developer community after winning numerous hackathons sponsored by Fortune 500 tech companies like Google, IBM, Intel, Microsoft and Facebook.In 2016, Tony moved to Newark, New Jersey to become business partners with internet entrepreneur, Gerard Adams, after he sold his company Elite Daily for $50 million dollars to The Daily Mail the year prior. Adams and Delgado started a company called Fownders, a tech accelerator & startup investment firm, that focused on investing in and mentoring minority owned businesses in the inner city area of Newark, New Jersey.In 2017, Hurricane Maria struck the island of Puerto Rico and the outcome was devastating. Many people were left without a home and even more, were injured and killed. Nobody knew how bad the Hurricane was going to be until it finally struck. People from all over the world went to go help rebuild and support Puerto Rico in their time of need, amongst those people was Tony Delgado.Delgado made the bold move to go and fly over to Puerto Rico during the wake of the aftermath of Hurricane Maria when the island had less than 50% of its residents without power. He helped the people rebuild homes and distributed over 300 solar panel lights in addition to food and water. While he was there he noticed the economical problems that Puerto Rico faced. Only the wealthy had food, water, and power and it was the people with no money and no resources that were affected the worse.Delgado decided to take on a problem that was much bigger than himself so he decided to live in Puerto Rico full time to help the people and the economy. He knew a shift had to change because it couldn’t stay like this forever.At that moment, Delgado realized he had to move to Puerto Rico full time so he could help out in any way he can, he wanted to help the community and the people in it. After he got back home, resigned from his role as the CTO of FOWNDERS and decided to go back to the island, start his non-profit and live there full-time. He saw a huge opportunity to teach people about technology, entrepreneurship and how to make money online by leveraging the power of the digital economy. He believes that all people need to succeed is “WiFi and a Dream”. He then started Disrupt University, an online learning ecosystem, so that kids and young adults can learn the ins and outs of entrepreneurship. The company’s mission is to teach the youth about technology, innovation and the business opportunities available online. He knew that if he could teach more people how to make money online and how to create and run a business, that it would help grow the economy of Puerto Rico.In 2019, Delgado partnered with hedge fund manager Alan Burak and options trader Gaby Berrospi to start Latino Wall Street, a movement to educate Latin America about the opportunities on the stock market and to help people create financial freedom.In addition to his online programs, he also hosts an event series in Puerto Rico called Disrupt Week. The purpose of the event is to bring value and knowledge to hackers, doers, makers, successful business people and aspiring entrepreneurs alike. Some of the previous speakers have included Gerard Adams, Brock Pierce, John Malott, Jennifer Hopp, Sam Bakhtiar, Jason Capital and many more multi-millionaire entrepreneurs, investors and change makers.
Tony Delgado was born on February 6th, 1986 in Hoboken, NJ. Tony’s father left when he was 2 years old and he grew up raised by a single mother, who was a computer programer in the late 80’s and early 90’s during the advent of the internet. Tony was one of the first kids in his town with access to the internet and learned to code in the 2nd grade.His entrepreneurship tendencies started when he was 16 years old selling on eBay and Amazon where he began making money by burning and selling mixtape CDs, going from $50 a week to $3,000 a day using the internet. Those entrepreneurship tendencies have led him to where he is today.Today, Tony Delgado is a multimillionaire tech entrepreneur and now a full time resident of Puerto Rico where he continues his mission to rebuild the Puerto Rican economy through his non-profit, The Disrupt Foundation.Today, Disrupt Week is one of the biggest tech and entrepreneurship conferences in Puerto Rico and it is specifically aimed to help educate and inspire both the people of Puerto Rico and people from around the world.Tony is also the host of the Disrupt Podcast, where he interviews the most disruptive entrepreneurs, leaders and change makers in the world. Tony also interviews and profiles world class entrepreneurs and thought leaders in his publication, Disrupt Magazine.
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