Expert-In-Residence Emphasizes Social Innovation

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Expert-In-Residence Emphasizes Social Innovation

Alberto Altamirano and Alberto Gomez head up Cityflag, Mission EDC's upcoming Expert-In-Residence.
Alberto Altamirano and Alberto Gomez head up Cityflag, Mission EDC’s upcoming Expert-In-Residence.

Mission EDC program connects residents with STEAM fields

San Antonio-based, social innovation company Cityflag will be the new Expert-in-Residence for Mission EDC’s Expert-in-Residence program connecting Mission residents with STEAM field experts.

“Thanks to the overwhelmingly positive response we have received on past tech-focused initiatives, we believe that our residents are ready to embrace social innovation. Now, with Cityflag as our Experts, Mission residents will build citizen-focused technology that will get us closer to becoming a Smart City,” said Alex Meade, Mission EDC CEO. “We chose to work with Cityflag because the team’s commitment to civil society goes beyond building digital products and applications; their goal is to increase digital inclusion, which is a value at the core of Mission EDC’s programming.”

Beginning Nov. 1, Cityflag’s executive team of Alberto Altamirano and Alberto Gomez will share their expertise in social entrepreneurship. Cityflag will offer workshops as well as mentor three UTRGV interns over the next three months.

Altamirano, Cityflag’s CEO and co-founder, is a graduate of Sharyland High School, while Gomez, Cityflag’s COO and co-founder, is a graduate of UTRGV.

Altamirano will host the Leading Change class, inspired by the Harvard Kennedy Executive Education: Leadership, Organizing, and Action program. Gomez will host the Design Thinking class, which will explore ways to synthesize ideas into both a cohesive and practical product.

For more information on the Expert-in-Residence program, contact Alex Meade at ameade@missionedc.com.

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