Local entrepreneur becomes first SA tech startup leader to be named to Forbes list

Cityflag co-founder Alberto Altamirano named to Forbes 2018 30 Under 30 list

(Image via Twitter)
(Image via Twitter)

SAN ANTONIO – A San Antonio social media entrepreneur has been named on Forbes’ 2018 30 Under 30 list. 

Cityflag co-founder and CEO Alberto Altamirano, 28, was selected for the social entrepreneurs category, making him the first San Antonio tech startup leader to be chosen by Forbes.

Cityflag’s app helps residents work within a social network to report problems such as potholes, street lights, graffiti and public property issues by flagging them to city services.

The company was recently awarded the contract for the development and deployment of a mobile application for the city of San Antonio’s (COSA) 311 system.

Felix Ortiz III, founder of Viridis Learning, nominated Altamirano to the Forbes list.

“Alberto is a thoughtful leader dedicated to building a more connected and civically minded community through the use of technology,” Ortiz said in a press release. 

The 2018 30 Under 30 includes 600 winners, ranging from top entrepreneurs and innovators to philanthropists.

“Alberto exemplifies the San Antonio that the world is beginning to know: entrepreneurial, innovative, and pioneering new community-focused tech industries,” said Mayor Ron Nirenberg in a press release. “He is among the vanguard of young Latino executives that is changing the way our cities and businesses engage their citizens.” 

Altamirano graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a bachelor of arts/science degree.


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