Go Code Colorado | What you missed

March 23, 2014

If you missed out on Go Code Colorado this weekend, you are in luck. We wanted to give you a little insight into what Go Code Colorado was looking to accomplish and share some photos with you from the event.

Go Code Colorado GOCODECOLORADO Durango Colorado 23rd Studios (29)

All photos can be viewed here 23rd Studios Flickr

Here is some insight into what the Coding Challenge was suppose to accomplish.  It's an initiative of the Colorado’s Secretary of State’s Business Intelligence Center made possible with assistance and support of the Governor’s Office, the Statewide Internet Portal Authority, the Governor’s Office of Information Technology, and the Office of Economic Development and International Trade, Go Code Colorado is an apps challenge designed to make public data more accessible and user-friendly. Teams of developers and entrepreneurs across the state will compete to solve business problems and grow our economy, by building apps that will help Colorado companies thrive. Go Code Colorado is a way to show us how to use the data the State of Colorado collects and manages. OUR MISSION Make our economy stronger by engaging Coloradans and creating tools of value for Colorado businesses. Recognize what government, businesses, and Coloradans are good at, and bring them all together to produce B2B apps. Make public data available to the people that own it – that’s you, Colorado. Build apps. Build business. Build Colorado. COMPLEX CHALLENGES, SIMPLE SOLUTIONS To ensure that Go Code Colorado is addressing business problems that Colorado businesses actually have, we engaged the Colorado business community to submit their biggest challenges and opportunities for growth.

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After tonight's event were teams pitch their projects to the judges there will be two winner from each of the 5 locations and those 10 teams will head to Denver for the May 9th finals. You can find tickets for the free event on eventbrite - Go Code Colorado Finals The Go Code Colorado Challenge is planning on making this a yearly event and dates for the upcoming year will be announced some time in May or June(potentially). Winner of the coding challenge will receive the following. The three finalist apps judged to be the best will take home $25,000, $15,000 or $10,000 in incentives, including cash awards, in-kind offers, investor connections to both angel investors and VCs, and bragging rights. They will also automatically qualify as finalists in OEDIT’s Advanced Industries – Early Stage Program, making them eligible to receive up to $250,000 each in grant funding! Plus as one of the three winners, you can gain immediate traction and build a business around your new app by signing on the Colorado Secretary of State as your first customer. We’ll also provide a stipend cover all finalists’ travel expenses to Denver for the Final Competition at our closing event. Thanks for reading | Paul Talbot from 23rd Studios

Interested in listening to the two winning teams pitches from Durango Colorado Go Code Colorado Challenge? Here are the videos

[video:http://vimeo.com/90252560]

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[video:http://vimeo.com/90261126]

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