Last year was a big step forward for Go Code Colorado. We grew our participation, saw stronger app and business ideas, and created a must-attend Mentor Weekend for the 10 finalist teams. We like to think of Go Code Colorado as combining the best of startup challenges, code challenges, and civic engagement activities together for an entirely new model for encouraging open data, innovation, and new businesses. Here’re a few things we’re working on this year to make the model even better. Read More
Six months. A 300-person kick off party. 160 participants. 31 teams.
And we’re down to 10 finalists.
Congratulations to the Go Code Colorado final 10 teams. The 10 best app and business ideas that make use of public data, that help businesses make smarter decisions. Ideas that will, doubtless, make Colorado a better place to do business and a leader in the open data movement.
(And check out Colorado Springs, with the Secretary of State on hand to award the winning teams $3,000 each, funds donated directly by the Springs community!) Read More
Each Go Code Colorado team must build an app that addresses a Problem Statement. The Problem Statements come directly from the business community. Last fall, we convened a Business Challenge Workshop where we asked business decision makers what problems they face that could be addressed through better access to public data. This gives a peek into market feasibility—these are problems that business leaders themselves (the customers for the apps that teams create) have told us they’d like solved. Read More