Do you have a great idea for a tech solution to a pressing social issue in your community?  Local software design and development consultant thoughtbot is celebrating 2 years in Denver by giving back to the local Colorado community and hosting a competition for social good.

Cultivate Colorado is a competition that offers Colorado organizations the opportunity to receive custom design and development for an app dedicated to solving a social or environmental issue (up to $150,000 value).

The selected entrant will collaborate with thoughtbot Denver designers and developers to design, build, and launch their product in 2015.

“Our goal is to collaborate with a Colorado-based organization and utilize human-centered design practices to solve a difficult problem facing the community or world.” says Andrew Cohen, the designer who spearheaded the challenge.

Since 2003 thoughtbot has been building web and mobile apps for a diverse client base. They have worked with 100+ organizations such as MIT, Constant Contact, Autodesk,, and Ello. thoughtbot is known for it’s contribution to the global open source community and is excited to contribute to the local community with this Colorado-based challenge.

The deadline to apply to Cultivate Colorado is March 15th, 2015. Applicants must be a 501c3, B-Corp, or company with a social mission, located in Colorado. For addition information or to apply, visit