DENVER — Fort Collins will be one of five cities where regional competitions will take place for Go Code Colorado, a statewide business challenge to develop apps that make use of public data.
Entrepreneurs, business partners and developers will compete over the weekend of April 7-9 at Innosphere, a business incubator and accelerator at 320 E Vine Drive, Suite 101, in Fort Collins. Other regional competitions will be held in Colorado Springs, Denver, Durango and Grand Junction.
Anyone interested in coding, designing, marketing, networking and entrepreneurship is encouraged to participate.
This year’s challenge is to build an app that uses public data to solve a problem for a business decision-maker.
Two winning teams from each region will be awarded an expense-paid Mentor Weekend in Boulder, April 21-23, with been-there-done-that tech entrepreneurs. During Mentor Weekend, teams will hone their ideas for the final event, The Challenge Summit, May 24 in Denver.
Teams will present their final concepts to a panel of judges, and three teams will be awarded a $25,000 contract with the state.
Last year, a team in Fort Collins that created Regulation Explorer was among the three winners of the Go Code Colorado competition.
Go Code Colorado is organized by Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams’ office. Private-sector organizations support Go Code Colorado, including the 2017 Challenge Summit partner, AT&T.
For more information regarding the competition, click here.