First Annual SIMTank

Brainspire Solutions, a Denver based custom software development consulting firm, develops and donates mobile application to raise money for KidsTek.

As part of a coordinated effort between the Colorado Chapter of The Society for Information Management (SIM-Colorado) and Colorado Technology Association (CTA), Brainspire developed a mobile application for use at a local charity event held Tuesday evening at Galvanized.

The “SIM Tank” fundraising event was based on the concept of Shark Tank, the popular ABC TV show where entrepreneurs have the opportunity to pitch their ideas to potential investors. At the “SIM Tank” event, four startup companies from the Denver area were selected to pitch their ideas to local venture capital investors in order to receive feedback and advice. The audience was comprised of nearly 100 local technology executives from Denver’s most prominent companies.

To make the evening more interactive, Brainspire developed a mobile application for each audience members to invest $1 million in “play” money among the four presenting startup companies. The mobile application also allowed audience members to submit comments which the entrepreneurs can review to improve their products and go-to market approach. With the results of the audience’s mock investments, the company that solicited the most money through the mobile application was awarded a check from SIM-Colorado for $2,250.

The event was a fundraiser for KidsTek, a local non-profit organization focused on providing Colorado’s underserved youth, grades K-12, with an invaluable technology education. The “SIM Tank” event raised over $20,000 for KidsTek through event sponsorship and entrance fees paid by all attendees.

“Brainspire was thrilled to have the opportunity to develop a mobile application to be used at the fundraising event. As Colorado is one of the top states for technology startups and employers continue to find it difficult to hire qualified technical professionals, it’s important to educate our kids about technology in order to help everyone prepare for the future,” commented DJ Wardynski, President of Brainspire.

About Brainspire Solutions

Brainspire Solutions is a Denver-based custom software development consulting firm. By hiring select talent and investing in the skills and career development of our team members, Brainspire is able to help clients address their most challenging technology initiatives. Project successes include web-based applications, data and business intelligence / dashboard solutions, portals, social collaboration solutions, workflow and integration solutions, and mobile applications leveraging the Agile methodology for iterative progress and successful results. For more information, visit

About SIM-Colorado

The Society for Information Management (SIM) is a not-for-profit organization of information technology experts, including CIO's, CTO's and emerging IT leaders, as well as key professionals within the IT community, such as academicians and consultants. SIM's mission is to support IT leaders in the greater Colorado area by increasing the knowledge base of members, giving back to local communities, increasing awareness on issues of importance to our local community, developing the next generation of effective IT leaders and establishing a forum to bring together IT professionals across industries. For more information visit

About Colorado Technology Association (CTA)

Founded in 1994, the Colorado Technology Association is a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing the technology industry. Our mission is to foster growth and opportunity for the technology industry by:

  • Engaging and unifying stakeholders to build a strong collective voice to policy makers
  • Driving influential leadership in critical areas: job creation, economic development, innovation
  • Leveraging insights and trends to help businesses optimally perform in a global marketplace
  • Ensuring Colorado’s technology companies are recognized for their leadership and innovation at our annual signature events

CTA represents the state’s technology industry through key public policy and legislative efforts to ensure our industry is poised for growth. We highlight important trends as well as provide opportunities for our community to connect and gain new insights with more than 50 educational programs, forums and signature events a year. For more information visit

DJ Wardynski, President, Brainspire Solutions,, (303) 478-2338

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