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 succeed). When leaders—busy people with many priorities to juggle—volunteer their valuable time, this sends a strong signal to government agencies that manage data. The signal says: “Open, accessible data is important to us, to our businesses, and to making Colorado a better place to do business.”
We have many judges across the state for each of our five challenge weekend locations. Our judgin lineup is crowned by our Final Event judges. We’re proud that they have agreed to be a part of Go Code Colorado, and we hope you’re excited to present your app and business brilliance to them.
Ingrid Alongi, Co-founder and CEO at Quick Left, began her career in Web application development and combined her fondness for engineering and innovation to spark the inception of Quick Left in 2009. Named Entrepreneur of the Year by the Boulder Chamber of Commerce, Ingrid is an active mentor with MergeLane and Techstars. She’s also a Boulder native, an accomplished track cyclist and has 2 national titles in the Master’s Team Pursuit and one in the Master’s Team Sprint events! @electromute
Nicole Gravagna, Chief Visionary at The Quandary Group, former Director of Operations at Rockies Venture Club, and coauthor of Venture Capital for dummies, Nicole is an author, speaker and advisor to early stage companies. She was an early 10 10 10 Managing Director and has an impressive science background: she holds a Ph.D. in neuroscience! @NicoleGravagna
Erik Mitisek, CEO of Colorado Technology Association. If you don’t know Erik you know someone who does. He dedicates his life to advancing technology in Colorado and Go Code Colorado has certainly benefited from his advocacy. You name it and Erik’s been involved: co-founding Denver Startup Week, Founder Institute mentor, Advisory Board member for the Bard Center for Entrepreneurship, Chairman of Built In Denver, Leadership Denver alumni, Co-Chair of Startup Colorado… we get tired just writing about Erik. @ErikMitisek
Suma Nallapati was appointed CIO and Secretary of Technology for the State of Colorado in 2014. Suma is combining her seventeen years of private sector experience with government IT work to utilize technology to improve government practices and efficiency throughout the State of Colorado. If you think that makes her smart, she holds a degree in nuclear physics from Andhra University India. Check out her vision for Colorado in this interview with InnovatioNews.
The countdown is on. Go Code Colorado Challenge Weekend is less than two weeks away. Register now!