We Digitized It!

Danielle Long

  • Reading Time  Min Read
  • Publish Date September 15, 2016

While Skookum is relatively new to Denver (just celebrated 2 years!), our small but mighty team here is no stranger to Denver Startup Week and the fun that is Built In Colorado’s Startup Crawl.

The annual Denver Startup Week Startup Crawl features local startups & their offices. This year 18 companies are opening their doors to the DSW community to come check out the spaces, meet their teams, and yes, have a refreshment or two. The end of the crawl culminates with the party where the most active participants will have a chance to win prizes!

In previous years, the Startup Crawl featured paper maps with “passports” that participants used to record each location they visited. Skookum hasn’t met a paper process yet that we didn’t want to digitize so we approached Built In Colorado to create a an online experience for this year’s crawl. For those planning on participating in the crawl, visit this link on your mobile device.

While Skookum often leverages beacon technology for client projects, for the Startup Crawl we used a mobile optimized website to leverage the phone’s location services. This simplifies how we can digitally check users in at Startup Crawl locations!

Created as a team effort (I spied both designers and products strategists pushing code!), we set out to create an mobile application that would:

  1. Map all the participating locations
  2. Provide information about each company
  3. Advertise any hiring opportunities
  4. Check crawlers in at each location
  5. Submit entries for the participants that visited 7 or more stops.

So if you see a Skookumite out today in a T-shirt like this, let us know what you think!

Skookum Denver Startup Week t-shirt 2016

Startup Crawl Checkin Animation

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