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Steve Hurlbert
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Denver, CO 80290

Jena Griswold
Secretary of State

Chris Beall
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News Release

State of Colorado
Department of State

1700 Broadway
Suite 250
Denver, CO 80290

Jena Griswold
Secretary of State

Chris Beall
Deputy Secretary of State

Media contact
303-860-6903
Steve Hurlbert - steve.hurlbert@sos.state.co.us

Go Code Colorado Business Solutions Challenge Winners Announced

Denver, May 28, 2021 - Six teams have been awarded $80,000 as winners of Go Code Colorado’s Business Solutions Challenge, in which teams use public data to turn Business Opportunities into Business Solutions.

Many of the finalist submissions were focused on issues raised during COVID-19, while others addressed topics specific to industries, environmental impacts, or education. Teams competed to integrate Colorado's public data into tools and valuable analytics for Colorado's business decision-makers.

Any team competing in the Business Solutions Challenge could leverage the proposals published as part of Go Code Colorado’s Business Opportunities Challenge held last fall to develop their solution or submit an original idea.  A panel of industry judges reviewed each submission, and the top three ideas in each track (Business Applications or Business Analytics) received a total of $80,000. The 2021 winning teams are:

Analytics Track Winners:

  • 1st Place - CRPforOpportunity
  • 2nd Place - WhoCARES
  • 3rd Place - Mavucation

Application Track Winners:

  • 1st Place - PlasticScore
  • 2nd Place - COCannabis
  • 3rd Place - Open Water Foundation

Judges chose the six winners for the Business Solutions Challenge by considering if the team's submission is original, impactful to Colorado businesses, uses public data, and was an explicit, concise, and engaging submission overall.

“Our analysis showed that with increased CRP hours the school we partnered with saw an increase in attendance and passing rates, so we hope our pilot study can help lead to greater changes in more systems.  We’d like to thank our friends and family and Go Code for the opportunity and the mentorship along the way,” said Rachel Neve of CRPforOpportunity.

Go Code Colorado, an initiative of the Secretary of State's Business Intelligence Center (BIC), is a public data competition that features two challenges in which teams use available public data to solve real-world issues impacting Colorado.  Since 2014, hundreds of developers, designers, business and marketing professionals, analysts, entrepreneurs, and other big thinkers have participated.

More details on the six 2021 Go Code Colorado Business Solutions Challenge finalists in each track:

Analytics Track Finalists:

CRPforOpportunity – Using culturally relevant pedagogy to close the opportunity gap.

InterConnectAnalyst – Finding ways to improve internet access to underserved communities across Colorado.

MaverickHousingAnalysis - Investigating rising home prices in Mesa County.

Mavucation - Assessment of Mesa County Valley School District 51 Performance.

UnmaskingTheData - The Continuing Need for Broadband: COVID-19's Influence

WhoCARES - PPP Loan Distribution and Effectiveness in the Age of COVID-19.

Application Track Finalists:

ChiroSmartStart – An interactive map/dashboard that is designed to help any chiropractor starting a new business.

COcannabis –An interactive web app for analysis and visualization to assist current or future licensees.

I70Shuffle - A mobile app to help anyone who travels on I70 avoid traffic and accidents.

PlasticScore - Dashboard to help restaurants identify and implement sustainability improvements

RealtorAssist - An online & mobile information and analysis tool for realtors and consumers that would help with the decision-making process for buying a property in Colorado.

WaterProviders - Water provider dataset integration and visualization allow existing customers and new development to locate available water providers for a location.