Friday May 16, 2014 0 comments
DENVER - Fort Collins-based Beagle Score took home the $25,000 top prize at the first Go Code Colorado software coding challenge.
The competition was sponsored by the Colorado Secretary of State's Business Intelligence Center and supported by the Governor's Office, Statewide Internet Portal Authority, Governor's Office of Information Technology and the Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT).
The contest pitted five developer teams from five regions across the state. The focus of the competition was to create new applications aimed at making public-owned data more useable and ultimately help grow Colorado's economy.
Beagle Score helps businesses looking to open a new location.
Durango-based BizLink Colorado took the second place prize of $15,000 in the Go Code Colorado contest. BizLink helps businesses create a business-to-business social network.
Colorado Springs-based Local Sage won the third-place prize of $10,000 for an app to help businesses with site selection for new offices and locations.
Preliminary competitions were held in Fort Collins, Boulder, Colorado Springs, Denver and Durango.
Judges for the final Go Code Colorado competition in Denver were Kimberlee Young, managing partner, Medea Ventures; Erik Mitisek, Colorado Technology Association CEO; J.B Holston, Sitrion chair; and Dawn Greg, CU-Denver associate dean.