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16 Nov

We’re back! Here are our dates and what we learned from Year Two


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 […]

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10 Jun

Kudos to MercuryPay


Another stellar organization providing support to this year’s Go Code Colorado competition is Mercury, a Durango-based payment systems company offering integrated point-of-sale commerce technology solutions to small- and medium-sized businesses. Mercury offers a variety of services across a number of verticals, and quickly, safely, and securely processes the transactional information to get customers on their […]

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29 May

Thanks to Salesforce


As Go Code Colorado comes to a close for another year, we’d like to take a moment to thank the people and organizations who have made year two a roaring success. One of our key partners this year is Salesforce, a leading CRM and cloud computing provider. As a company that manages and processes data […]

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22 May

Our 2015 Winners!


Three teams were awarded Go Code Colorado’s final prize last night: a year-long, ,000 contract with the Secretary of State’s office. Mentor Matters (Denver), Stay CO-Flow (Fort Collins) and Pikr Knows (Fort Collins) emerged as having the best app and business ideas from nine finalist teams that won first-round challenge weekend competitions in Colorado Springs, […]

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19 Apr

Announcing the 2015 Final Ten Teams


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 […]

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10 Apr

2015 Judging Criteria


The judging criteria for Go Code Colorado, which does not change from Challenge Weekend to the Final Competition, is: Innovation – 10% Judges should base the innovation score on the degree of new thinking, originality, and creativity displayed by the team in development of the app. Consideration should be given to the ability to engage the […]

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9 Apr

Problem Statements for 2015


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 […]

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6 Apr

Southern Colorado: Lucky You


Colorado Springs is stepping up huge again this year, making the challenge weekend there a destination for southern Colorado devs and entrepreneurs. In addition to all the amazing perks available to all Go Code Colorado participants, the rock-star organizers in Colorado Springs are offering: ,000 to the two winners that emerge from Colorado Springs. That’s right. […]

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3 Apr

Go Code Colorado’s Version of a Swag Bag


What kind of event would we be throwing without giving away some party favors from our partners? By registering and participating in Go Code Colorado, you’ll get access to products and services to help build your app from some of the top tech companies around. Some have even thrown in additional prizes for the winning […]

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2 Apr

Our Five Finals Judges


We know that getting in front of tech and entrepreneurial heavies is a top reason why people participate in challenges like Go Code Colorado. Of course, we’ve got you covered. But there’s another reason influential judges matter to us (beyond, of course, knowledge and experience with what it takes for an app and business to […]

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Key Events

Wed01

Kickoff 2017

February 01, 2017 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Fri07

Challenge Weekend

April 07, 2017 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Fri - Sun21 - 23

Mentor Weekend

April 21 @ 6:00 PM - April 23 @ 8:00 PM
Wed24

Final Event

MAY 24 @ 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

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