If you haven’t seen Alex Rodriguez at a startup event, then double check your address. You might be living in Milwaukee.
Alex, the founder of local startup Workmand, is a fixture at just about any startup- or tech-related event you care to name. MinneBar? He’s there. Beta.MN? Yup, he’s there. Enterprise.MN? He’s there, too.
Seeing a gap in the marketplace of meetups, Alex even started his own event, Graveti, “a gathering of founders, community champions, hackers, designers and hustlers from underrepresented backgrounds, with an emphasis on people of color such as Latino/as and Blacks in tech and startups.”
Earlier this year, Alex became COCO’s first CODE 2040 Entrepreneur in Residence. His role at COCO, besides working on the launch of his company, is to support the local black and latina/o entrepreneurial community.
In this edition of the COCO DreamCast, we asked Alex about his background, how he started on Workman, and what drives him to be the ultimate networker in the local startup community.
- The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
- How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
- Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
- Choose Yourself by James Altucher
About the COCO DreamCast
Our goal for the COCO DreamCast is pretty straightforward: we want to talk to members and friends of COCO, find out what makes them tick and learn how they’re living out their dreams.
Look for another episode soon!
COCO provides coworking office space, meeting venues, and educational and social events via its memberships. With locations in Minneapolis, St. Paul and Chicago, COCO is a destination for exploring new ideas and growing your business.