We’re proud to share on September 15th, SecurityGate.io’s chief product officer and co-founder Cherise Esparza, was included in Forbes Next 1000 list.
“I am incredibly honored and humbled to be included in Forbes 2021 Next 1000 list. Being acknowledged for innovation has been a dream of mine since beginning my startup journey with co-founder Ted Gutierrez in 2017.
Starting my own tech company has been a goal of mine for many years. My passion for STEM began when I was 13 years old. Throughout my teen years, I continued to advance my skills in computer science and engineering. I quickly found a niche in cybersecurity and graduated from the UTSA cyber security program. After college, I spent a decade-and-a-half working in industrial cybersecurity and gaining valuable experience.
It has been three and a half years since launching SecurityGate.io. This has been an amazing journey so far with lots of ups and downs. It has been a pleasure to watch our company grow so far, and I am grateful to have such a strong team.
Forbes Next 1000 highlights inspiring entrepreneurs across the country who are redefining what is means to run a business today. It is truly an honor to be included in this year’s list alongside so many wonderful entrepreneurs and innovators. I’m especially proud to help represent female entrepreneurs and the Hispanic community.”