Tom Chavez‘s journey from humble beginnings to becoming a successful entrepreneur and advocate for inclusivity is a testament to the transformative power of education and determination.

In his recent article, “My Mom Sent Me And My 4 Siblings To Harvard. Here’s The 1 Thing I Tell People About Success,” Tom reflects on the challenges he faced and the societal inequities that persist. Through his story, he underscores the importance of addressing these challenges and creating opportunities for underprivileged youth, especially within the Latinx community.

Tom’s narrative sheds light on the systemic inequalities that still exist in our society, hindering individuals from underprivileged backgrounds from realizing their full potential. He mentions the underrepresentation of Latinx individuals in the tech industry, highlighting the need for proactive efforts to bridge this gap. One such solution he presents is “Digital NEST, an organization that empowers the children of migrant laborers by providing them with computer science education and opportunities.”

Digital NEST plays a crucial role in addressing the very challenges that Tom encountered in his journey.  It equips underserved youth with the skills, resources, and connections they need for successful careers in our tech-driven world. Tom underscores the remarkable potential of these young individuals, asserting that with the right opportunities, they can thrive and make meaningful contributions to the tech industry.

“Thanks to individuals like Tom Chavez, who recognize the power of education and mentorship, we can continue to inspire and uplift aspiring tech professionals from diverse backgrounds. Together, we are building a more inclusive tech community.”
Kelsey Flood, Digital NEST Program Director

As a nonprofit organization focused on fostering the next generation of tech talent, Digital NEST aligns with Tom Chavez’s call for inclusivity and the importance of creating equal opportunities. By opening doors and empowering underrepresented youth, organizations like Digital NEST play a vital role in ensuring that talent, regardless of background, has the chance to thrive and succeed.

“Digital NEST is immensely grateful to Tom Chavez for highlighting the crucial need to create equal opportunities for underprivileged youth in the tech industry. We’re proud to be a part of the solution and empower the next generation of tech talent.”
– Dr. Antonia O. Franco, Digital NEST President & Chief Operating Officer

Tom’s message is a call to action for everyone to recognize the role they can play in promoting inclusivity and providing opportunities for all. Let us embrace this mission, support organizations like Digital NEST, and collectively work towards a more equitable future where everyone has the chance to realize their dreams.

Read the article at Huffington Post

Tom Chavez is a serial tech entrepreneur and co-founder of super{set}, a venture studio that founds, funds, and builds technology companies. He is passionate about using data, decision science, and AI to solve hard, interesting problems. His companies have generated a 17.5x return for investors and substantial wealth for employees. He is also a Founding General Partner at super{set}, which has founded over 25 companies, including eight unicorns.