|Native name||Tony Delgado|
|🏡 Residence||San Juan, Puerto Rico|
Tony Delgado is a Puerto Rican-American software developer, businessman, activist, philanthropist, and tech entrepreneur who has started multiple online and software-based businesses. He is the founder of Disrupt, an online media, and education company that has leveraged the power of social media and technology to transform the lives of the students all throughout Latin America. Tony is on a humanitarian mission to help the 3 million people who live on the island of Puerto Rico, by teaching the principles of technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship.
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.
In 2015, Tony landed a role as a lead developer at Websignia, a digital marketing agency servicing corporate clients in the New York City metropolitan area. It was during this era that Tony became a professional developer getting his other name as a hacker. He won numerous hackathons sponsored by Fortune 500 tech companies. He then moved to New Jersey, where he became business partners with Gerald Adams, an internet entrepreneur after selling his company, Elite Daily, for $50 million to The Daily Mail.
Tony resigned from his lucrative job as a CTO in Fownders, a social impact accelerator owned by one of Tony’s biggest mentors, Gerard Adams. At the time, Delgado and Adams were investing in minority-owned businesses in the inner city of Newark, NJ, and providing mentorship and guidance to young Latino and African American aspiring entrepreneurs in the area. Tony saw the opportunity to create a similar entrepreneur movement to help the people in his home country of Puerto Rico.