“Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.”
Who is Yaco Zaragoza?
Yaco Zaragoza co-founded multiple start-up companies such as Zaldes LLC, Bizcasts, Fun2Boat to name a few. He has also worked on large companies like Central Dynamics and Broward County Public Schools. With all the experience of working on both worlds (start-up and large business), He has learned to manage businesses at all levels.
The number one thing he tells people is "Always follow your dreams, I am not saying it’s going to be easy, but I guarantee you it is going to be worth it." and to those say that they have never failed I would tell them to do something bigger (more challenging) and get out of your comfort zone.
- Every problem has a solution.
- Never say it can't be done
- Never Give up.
- Follow your dreams
- Never let go to what you truly love.
- Don't lose yourself, tomorrow will be another day.
- Everything that comes easy goes the same way.
How it all started?
The main reason I got into programming was because a friends of mine was a chat monitor and knew a bit of HTML and Graphic Design. When he showed me his personal web sites I automatically thought to myself, if you can do this so can I! Being as competitive as I am, I started reading online anything and everything I could find about creating my own personal web site and yes, my 1st web site was a free web site at Geocities. Once I started feeling comfortable with what I was creating I decided, my not try to make some money doing web sites for other people.
I started my fist company called Graphic City LLC at the age of 16 while still living in Puerto Rico. I worked with two of my high school friends selling web sites and graphics to local business. Based on my new found success (for my 16 year old mind) I decided to make it a carrier. 1 year later I moved to Florida to attend the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale where I got to learn more about corporate branding and the basics for programming. I would say that the most important thing I got out of my time there was the experience of networking with artist in different industries that gave me a whole new worlds of possibilities.