The Problem

Incentive problems in Open Source Software.

The Solution

A decentralized App for value creation & value capture.

The Origin Story

Who, what, when, where, and most importantly, why.
Built with <3 in Boulder Colorado USA

Gitcoin was borne of the community in Boulder Colorado's thriving tech scene. One of the most amazing things about the Boulder community is the #givefirst mantra. The founding team has built their careers off of advice, mentorship, and relationships in the local tech community.

Goal: To grow the community

The founder of Gitcoin, Kevin Owocki has experience as an organizer of Boulder Startup Week, Ignite Boulder, StartupCTO.io, Boulder Blockchain Meetup and the open source projects pytrader, adblock-to-bitcoin, YouveGotETH, & ColoradoCoin. The stronger the community is, the more successful open source projects are. The stronger open source projects are, the stronger the community is.

Cryptocurrencies provide new, decentralized, opportunities

Gitcoin is built upon the Ethereum network, and the solidity smart contract programming language. Ethereum provides opportunities to align incentives across actors in the ecosystem. By programming rights of stakeholders directly into smart contracts, actors are incentivized to provide value, and edge cases are handled _without_ having to involve legacy legal enforcement mechanisms.

Goal: Grow Open Source

Gitcoin is a project that combines the #givefirst mantra of the Boulder community with capitalistic incentives to write great software. By enabling Repo Maintainers, developers, and financiers to find one another, Gitcoin grows open source software.


Built By & for Open Source Software Developers
Kevin Owocki

Kevin Owocki has a BS in Computer Science, 15 years experience in Open Source Software and Technology Startups. He is a volunteer in the Boulder Community for several community organizations, and an avid open source developer. His work has been featured in TechCrunch, CNN, Inc Magazine, The New York Times, BoingBoing, WIRED, Forbes, and TechDigest.

Post Launch (2017+)

Venture Studio
Want to build the future of open source? We want to hear from you.

Pre Launch (Summer 2017)

Design Team
The Karot
Video Team
PR Team

Join Us

Want to Grow Open Source? We want to hear from you.

Open Gitcoin Roles

Front End Developer -- Gitcoin | Learn More

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Waitlisted Roles

(These roles were recently filled, but may open up again in a couple months. You're welcome to join the community, that's likely where we'll source them when they re-open.)

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Features of Gitcoin

Fund Issues
Fund a feature, bug, or security issue that you care about, & get results.
Tip Developers
Reward contributors who have added value to your repository with a tip.
Find Work
Find interesting projects to work on, interesting people to work with. Try projects before you fully commit to them. Add value wherever you go.
All on Github.com
The best thing about Gitcoin is that it works where you do your work; on Github.


Everything we do is to support our mission to 'Grow Open Source'