Leon Gomez
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Leon Gomez

Our goals at MyCircles are not modest and some may call us nuts, but we intend to become the premiere online and mobile destination for social networking, online dating and professional networking.

Personal blog: www.mycircles.com
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/mycircles/
Twitter: #mycircles
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Member since April 12, 2008
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MyCircles is an affinity based network that combines 3 services; Social, Dating & Professional networking. Members will have the ability to create multiple profiles, one for each Circle they join and maintain their privacy. There have been plenty of ups & downs, but MyCircles has survived through it all. There are many reasons we should have given up, but we never had it in us to quit. MyCircles is being built for users that value their privacy and do not like to be constrained to the norm of current social media sites. The motto at MyCircles is "Be Yourself" and we invite you to join us at MyCircles when we launch and Be Yourself! Quote_down
About Leon
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Education
1989 University of Miami, Coral Gables, Fl Public Relations
1987 University of Dayton, Dayton, Oh. Communications

I am a(n):

Entrepreneur

Companies I've founded or co-founded:
Companies I work or worked for:
Achievements (products built, personal awards won):

Finalist at YouBeTheVC

If you are an entrepreneur, why?

I'm bursting with ideas!

My favorite startups:

MyCircles

What's most frustrating and rewarding about entrepreneurship/innovation?

Frustrating to know there will always be doubters and people rooting against you.

Most rewarding is to prove naysayers wrong as you see your baby grow and prosper

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs make?

- not thinking through idea and developing it into a real business
- giving up too soon if they have a good idea

What are the top three lessons you've learned as an entrepreneur?

Never give up!
Be able to adapt
Constantly look to improve yourself, your ideas and be open to new ones

Full bio

Online professional since early 2000, been through various start-ups including GraciasDoctor.com and Ad Pepper Media. Withstood and flourished during the the online collapse of 2002.

Helped found Media 8, a multi-ethnic interactive agency in Miami, Fl. Handled direct major clients including BellSouth, Suzuki Automobiles, AutoByTel, Lane Bryant, StockGroup, others.

Built, launched and have grown MyCircles.com privately.

As a series of targeted social networks for consumers in all stages of their lives with a business model that is structured to make money $$$ and be profitale!!! WOW! what a concept...

We are currently looking to work with partners that can provide us relevant content, increased exposure, services that benefit our members and increase our registrations.

We are also positioned to work with limited investment partners in the form of angel investors, accredited investors and VC's.

Specialties:

Proficient online marketer and business development professional enjoys the challenges of negotiating and closing business transactions. Also direct a team of  programmers and designers to build custom platforms, e-commerce and basic web design.

Expert marketer to ethnic groups and other targeted groups that have an affinity that advertisers look for to promote new launches and other highly targeted campaigns.