As CEO and co-founder of Bitwise Industries, Irma Olguin Jr. oversees the company’s operations teams, as well as technology-focused training program, Geekwise Academy, and software development firm, Shift3 Technologies. A main component of her role is ensuring the company’s fidelity to mission, strategy, and long-term goals.

In 2010, Olguin created 59DaysOfCode, a software development competition to highlight and encourage the Central Valley’s tech industry. She also cofounded Hashtag, an open workspace for designers, developers, and entrepreneurs to collaborate and Edit LLC, to solve efficiency and data issues in the agricultural industry. Then in 2012, Bitwise Industries was founded to strengthen the tech industry in Fresno, leveraging it as the economic driver that could remake a city.

Irma is a graduate of the University of Toledo, earning a bachelor’s degree in computer science and computer engineering, along with a minor in business.

On the heels of a record-breaking year,Irma , secured one of the largest series A rounds ever by a Latinx woman lead company ($27M).

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