Epicentral to host Go Code Colorado challenge

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Epicentral Coworking

Epicentral Coworking

Epicentral Coworking, a communal workspace in downtown Colorado Springs, announced Thursday that it has been chosen by the Colorado Secretary of State’s office as one of five locations to host the Go Code Colorado Challenge.

During the apps challenge March 21 to 23, teams of tech developers and entrepreneurs in five regions across the state will come together and compete to “solve business problems and grow the economy,” according to a new release announcing the designation.

“The Go Code challenge aligns perfectly with the collaborative work environment we’ve created at Epicentral Coworking,” Epicentral co-founder Lisa Tessarowicz said in the release. “We’re excited to help local entrepreneurs share ideas with each other and with their peers around the state.”

The teams will include app developers, marketers, mentors, partners and entrepreneurs and will compete in the challenge designed to increase access and user-friendliness of public data for local businesses.

Two teams of finalists from each of the state’s five regions will advance to a final competition in Denver on May 9.

“Go Code Colorado is a bipartisan initiative of Colorado’s Secretary of State’s Business Intelligence Center, the Governor’s Office and Office of Information Technology, the Office of Economic Development and International Trade, and the Statewide Internet Portal Authority,” according to the release.

Go Code Colorado is the first competition of its kind in the U.S. using public data to build business tools and grow commerce.