Nels Pederson

BETA Board Member

Nels Pederson leads the partnerships team at Livefront. Livefront is a Minnesota-based digital product studio that works with enterprises and startups alike to design and build digital products. 

Prior to Livefront, Nels was the managing director of Beta.MN, and with the help of many amazing people, had the opportunity to help grow Beta, and Twin Cities Startup Week into the amazing programs that they are today.



BETA.MN Original Founders

Our History

BETA was founded in 2013 by Reed Robinson, Ryan Broshar, and Justin Cox with a simple vision—to celebrate the efforts of local tech founders. We hosted our first event—the BETA Showcase—in January, 2014. We found a venue, invited the active startups in our network, and convinced 200+ of our closest friends to see what our startup community is all about.

Though the organization has expanded into a variety of offerings, the mission has never changed—BETA brings people together to support and celebrate the efforts of Minnesota-based entrepreneurs. We do that to increase the likelihood of their success, and to inspire others to join in the action.

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