Find out what it takes to be a Go Code Colorado winner

2016 Go Code Colorado Final

Go Code Colorado 2017 wraps up on May 24th with a free and public event with fast-paced pitches from finalist teams looking to score $25,000 contracts, free travel to Palo Alto provided by AT&T, and face time with Techstars and Boomtown.

What does it take to wow the Go Code Colorado panel of judges? Come find out! Free food and drinks will be waiting for you at the Denver Performing Arts Center’s Seawell Grand Ballroom. You have every reason to watch the action — live and in person — as it unfolds.

Audience Enjoying Pitch Session

What exactly does this night look like? Ten finalist teams from across the state will converge to pitch their ideas and compete for three top prizes. These teams were offered mountains of clean, robust public data and came up with winning ways to turn it into business insights. One team from Durango, comprised entirely of high school students, will present an app that connects businesses to schools by providing coupons and promotions to students. Other teams realized the potential for public data in housing, transportation, water and mineral rights, diversity in hiring, and business relocation.

Each team will have only a few minutes to make their case to an impressive panel of judges: Sandi Mays (CIO and EVP at Zayo), Nicole Craine (COO at Survey Gizmo), Ingrid Alongi (founder & head of talent at Cognizant), Joe Thurman (founder & CEO at JobberTechTalk & Jobber Group) and Erik Mitisek (executive director of project X-ITE at the University of Denver and Colorado chief innovation officer). You’ll see first-hand what a successful pitch looks like. All the ideas are great, but only three teams will land top prizes.

This will be a great event for budding entrepreneurs and established talent seekers alike. Get an inside look into how competitors from around the state are interpreting public data in ways that benefit Coloradans and Colorado business on May 24th from 6–10 PM. Register for free here: http://gocode.colorado.gov/event/final-event-2017.

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