Former AngelHack CEO Greg Gopman is seemingly looking for redemption after he experienced a storm of backslash for writing disparaging remarks about San Francisco's homeless people on his Facebook page in 2013.
The comments hurt the image of the technology industry at large, which was already being blamed for displacing residents, driving rents up, and not understanding or contributing to San Francisco's community.
A portion of what he wrote at the time said: “I've traveled around the world and I gotta say there is nothing more grotesque than walking down market st in San Francisco. Why the heart of our city has to be overrun by crazy, homeless, drug dealers, dropouts, and trash I have no clue.”
But now Gopman is drawing attention to himself in a different way. He is hosting an event intended to help homeless residents find homes with his newly formed group San Francisco Cares. The group is scheduled to host a March 11 #EndHomelessness town hall-style gathering at The Nourse auditorium from 6 to 9 p.m.
“The goal is simple, to bring the brightest minds on the problem together, in one room, for one evening, with one purpose; to come up with creative approaches to end homelessness in San Francisco,” the announcement said.