About Jenna Pederson

Jenna Pederson @ Minnedemo

Jenna Pederson is a business owner, community builder, and technical entrepreneur with a passion for community and equity-building.

As founder and principal engineer of 612 Software Foundry, Jenna helps entrepreneurs make their product ideas a reality — from starting with an idea and seeing the big picture, to aligning the technical strategy with the business strategy and positioning it for growth.

Jenna is a community builder at heart and is passionate about making space for more women in tech and entrepreneurship. She is a proud co-founder of Hack The Gap, led the Twin Cities Geekettes for a number of years, served on The Iron Yard Board of Advisors for Minneapolis, and served on the City of Saint Paul's Innovation Cabinet to develop a strategy for job and business growth around technology and innovation in Saint Paul. She currently serves on the Minnestar Board of Directors and is a founding member of WE*, a community serving women entrepreneurs in Minnesota.

Jenna also holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Minnesota Duluth and a M.S. in Software Engineering from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities.