We are grateful to the awesome partners that help make Go Code Colorado a great experience for our participants. As usual, we’ve had partners step up and provide things that will enhance the experience for Go Code participants and set you up for success during, and after, the challenge. Here’s a peak at what’s available to participants in 2016, with more information on additional partnerships coming soon:
- IBM will offer its Global Entrepreneur Program for free to Go Code Colorado finalist teams through the final event and then provide the program for the three Go Code Colorado winners through to the next year. IBM will also provide mentorship during Mentor Weekend, on the Global Entrepreneur program but also tech and startup business topics broadly. You’ll be getting the same mentorship from IBM that teams in accelerators like Techstars get. This is IBM’s second year offering its programs and support for free to our participants. Thanks, IBM!
- SendGrid has been a Go Code Colorado partner since our first year: this Colorado-based startup has great ties to the community, including being Techstars mentors themselves. They bring vast startup and technology expertise to serve as Go Code Colorado mentors. SendGrid was in attendance at Challenge Weekend and will be at Mentor Weekend as mentors and technical support for participants. Thank you, SendGrid!
- CA Technologies (formerly Rally Software) will be hosting our Mentor Weekend again at their Boulder office (they also hosted Mentor Weekend last year). The Waffle.io team from CA was hands on at challenge weekend and will be on hand at mentor weekend to help teams with some customized Waffle boards tied directly to your code in GitHub. Waffle.io is a project management tool that integrates lean methodology with GitHub and helps teams build better software faster—definitely a big benefit for our Go Code Colorado teams! Rally has long been a big supporter of the civic tech community, and we appreciate the continued support from CA Technologies this year. Thanks, CA Technologies!