The Regulation Explorer team receives its award at the Go Code Colorado finals last year from Secretary of State Wayne Williams. Pictured, from left, are Sam Richard, Wojciech Magda, Danielle Leighton, Ron Stites, Williams, Emily Hueni, Kelly Wilson and Janel Guerrero. Courtesy Go Code Colorado

Go Code Colorado selects 10 finalists, including two from Fort Collins event

DENVER — The Colorado Secretary of State has announced 10 finalist teams for the statewide Go Code Colorado business-app competition this May.

Two teams from five Challenge Weekend events in five cities — Fort Collins, Colorado Springs, Denver, Durango and Grand Junction — will participate in Go Code Colorado’s expenses-paid mentorship weekend April 21-23 in Boulder, then compete in the final competition on May 24.

“Each year, Go Code Colorado participation and enthusiasm increases across the state,” Wayne Williams, Colorado secretary of state, said in a prepared statement. “The high-caliber app and business concepts created during challenge weekend will further encourage government entities of all sizes to make their data available to developers and entrepreneurs so its inherent value can be fully utilized.”

More than 230 individuals participated in the regional competitions. Three winners from the final event will get $25,000. During the mentorship weekend, the finalists will get to work with Google, CA Technologies, Techstars, House of Genius and Boomtown to further develop their ideas and prepare for the finale, which takes place at the Denver Performing Arts Center.

The finalists are:

 

Colorado Springs
CacheMoney — An application to help restaurant owners and entrepreneurs find a prospective location or new location.
GoWater — An app to assist in water-rights issues.

Denver
<div>ersity — A hiring tool to help companies build diverse teams.
Magpie Supply — A solution to solve transportation problems for farmers in Colorado.

Durango
Internstorm — A platform to help companies find interns.
AdCub — An app to facilitate ad sales.

Fort Collins
HUDL — An application to assist developers with planning HUD-backed multi-family projects.
Layers — A platform for mineral owners and investors to manage and exchange mineral property.

Grand Junction
KodeMonkey — A platform that connects capacity with needs in the oil-and-gas industry.
CoFax — A resource app for freelancers and small businesses wanting to relocate within Colorado.

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