Innovate Longmont Partners with IT Hands

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 12, 2019 

Contact Name:       Greg Hahn, Engagement Architect                      
Organization:         IT Hands
Phone Number:      803-412-4890
Email:                      eric@longmontfoundation.org

Contact Name:        Sergio R. Angeles, Director of Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Organization:          Longmont Economic Development Partnership
Phone Number:       303-651-0128
Email:                       sergio@longmont.org

Innovate Longmont Partners with IT Hands
Longmont, Colo.: IT Hands, a Colorado-based outsourced software development firm, and Innovate Longmont announced a new partnership to provide software development at an affordable cost to startups accepted into the Innovate Longmont Accelerator program. Under the agreement, IT Hands will offer a discounted development rate of $35 an hour to help startups prototype and built their product. 

“We are excited to work with Innovate Longmont startups to understand their vision, create a road map of their tech needs, and turn their idea into reality,” said Greg Hahn, engagement architect at IT Hands.

For more information about Innovate Longmont, please contact Sergio R. Angeles, Director of Innovation & Entrepreneurship for the Longmont EDP, at sergio@longmont.org

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About Innovate Longmont: Innovate Longmont is a startup platform for entrepreneurs with innovative and transformative ideas. At Innovate Longmont, we invest in our local entrepreneurs by running accelerators, funding startups, and building innovative products in our in-house studio. Innovate Longmont is currently run and managed by the following organizations: Longmont EDP, TinkerMill, Boulder SBDC, Longmont Area Chamber of Commerce, and Startup Longmont.


About IT Hands: IT Hands has served startups in Colorado for the past 15 years as a tech partner. IT Hands helps startups with their web and mobile development needs by providing them with a consultative team of excellent developers.

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