Jessica Mitsch

Co-founder and CEO at Momentum

Jessica began her career in tech at Red Hat’s corporate headquarters in Raleigh where she served in several roles for the company’s “People” team, working in talent acquisition, support, and development. This experience was formative for her understanding of how tech talent training and economic development initiatives intersect.

Jessica joined the Durham startup community in 2014, and she held integral leadership roles growing and developing transformative tech education. Since then, she’s been at the forefront of the ed-tech industry as an executive, spokesperson, and a founding member of The Iron Yard, one of the first national code schools.

Locally, in the Research Triangle area, Jessica was awarded the Triangle Business Journal’s 40under40 honor. She’s been a panelist for the NC Emerging Issues Forum where she spoke on New Delivery Models for Higher Education and has served as a panelist for the NC Women in Business conference. She was also recognized by Startup Grind Triangle as the 2018 Top Female Newcomer.