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ABOUT CODELAUNCH

Compete to Win Seed Services

Compete to win services which can accelerate startups toward the MVP milestone. Winners will be assigned a Code Authority or Improving product development team in addition to other critical services startup founders need such as leadership coaching, financial, legal, design, and marketing consulting, all from industry professionals.

CodeLaunch sponsors and partners provide more than $67K in seed services to the overall winner. Get the 2018 Benefits Details here.

ABOUT CODELAUNCH

Judges and Emcee

ABOUT CODELAUNCH

2018 Winners Benefits

  • $17.4k
  • 3 Day Design & Build by
  • Hackathon Team
  • Offered to Overall Winners
  • $17.4k
  • 3 Day Design & Build by
  • Hackathon Team
  • Offered to Overall Winners
  • $12.6k
  • Closed Door Offices &
  • Open Area Workstations for 3 Months
  • Selected Winners and Finalists
  • $7,200
  • Ad-Hoc Creative Services
  • 8 Hours Per Finalist
  • $5,000
  • Product Design
  • Consulting Workshop
  • Offered to Overall Winners
  • $5,000
  • General Counsel
  • Trademark & IP Services
  • Offered to Overall Winners
  • $2,500
  • Social Campaign
  • Offered to Overall Winners
  • $2,500
  • Business Plan Workshop
  • Offered to All Finalists
  • $2,500
  • Pitch Deck &
  • Delivery Coaching
  • Offered to All Finalists
  • $2,500
  • Capital Raising
  • Workshop
  • Offered to All Finalists

Our sponsors are proud to offer the following seed services to the Finalists and Overall Winners of CodeLaunch 2018. The total value of benefits will exceed $67,000 this year!

Interested in sponsoring or sponsorship benefits?

Send inquiries to ideas@codeauthority.com

History At A Glance

CodeLaunch Startup Expo by the numbers:

th

annual CL Seed Accelerator event.

>$.M

in seed funding raised by CL
companies.

$K

in services have been received
by CL winners.

accelerated winners invested in
at CL.

$M

in revenue generated.

>$K

in services offered in
2018!

For a comprehensive history of CodeLaunch visit:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CodeLaunch

History At A Glance

These Startups Crushed it at CodeLaunch!

Founders from recent CodeLaunch accelerated startups will share their stories of success and valuable lessons learned.

Madison McClure - Cortex Founder, CSO

Madison McClure -
Founder, CSO
Sky McClure -
Founder, COO

Cortex
Matthew Lewis - CommonEdits Founder, CSO

Matthew Lewis -
Founder, CEO

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ParkUpFront: Maximilian Von Brand - Founder and Stephen Levin - Founder

Maximilian Von Brand -
Founder
Stephen Levin -
Founder

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ProsRent: John Clark - Founder, CEO and Nicholas Powell - Founder, COO

John Clark -
Founder, CEO
Nicholas Powell -
Founder, COO

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2018 STATUS

Finalists

  • Hal Fitzgerald

    Lewisville, TX

    Sonimark

  • Reda Hicks

    Humble, TX

    GotSpot

  • Zach House

    Austin, TX

    CountertopSmart

  • James Jones

    Atlanta, GA

    RaceIQ

  • Mary Kynaston

    Heber City, UT

    Anona

  • Matt & Megin Sharp

    Frisco, TX

    KidStrong

Semi-Finalists

  • Jakub Adamowicz

    RoomDig

  • David Barrett

    Flyght Club

  • Josh Blessing

    CareCheck

  • Clay Montgomery

    Lightwing Open Multimedia UI Engine

  • Eric Wilkinson

    DraftHedge

  • Daryn Dalton

    Drophook Fishing App

  • Kaymon Farmer

    Double Amor

  • Hal Fitzgerald

    Sonimark

  • Christy Fultz

    Everything for Food Trucks (EFT)

  • Eboni Garrett-Kelly

    On-boarding

  • Carlos Gonzalez

    AMP (adaptive modeling platform)

  • Gary Heyland

    AlphaQuant Analytics & Trading Software

  • Reda Hicks

    GotSpot, Inc.

  • Zach House

    CountertopSmart.com

  • Simone Howard

    inHous

  • James Jones

    RaceIQ Dual Crypto Module

  • Hojung Kim

    Homecooked

  • Mary Kynaston

    Anona

  • A'lece Mark

    PropertyGen

  • Chris Martin

    EtoERC

  • Brandon Matthews

    BidCrane

  • Isabella Medford

    LOCAL

  • Jehil Mehta

    Cycloid OBD II Multi Sensor Technology

  • Natalia Mykhaylova

    WeavAir

  • Obinna Ohakawa

    Ridevert

  • Noah Sessions

    FiYo

  • Matt Sharp

    KidStrong Fitness Experience

  • Philip Straessle

    Cheerio

  • Amber Terrasas

    Thisorthat.io

  • Eric Burton

    Salud AI

Quarterfinalists

  • Jakub Adamowicz
  • Lukumon Arewa
  • Rachael Armstrong
  • Melanie Baker
  • Zorisha Barnes
  • David Barrett
  • Tom Belanger
  • Himanshu Bhatia
  • Prithviraj Bhosale
  • Hirbod Bigvand
  • Robert Blacklidge
  • William Blasingame
  • Josh Blessing
  • Mohanoe Johannes Bodibe
  • Donald Brown
  • Clay Burdelik
  • Eric Burton
  • Colin Campbell
  • Shri Chander
  • Samuel Cruz
  • Daryn Dalton
  • Angelica Dandridge
  • Takea Darko
  • Ana Davidov
  • Anthony Dibiase
  • Mujeeb Elahi
  • James Evanowski
  • Kaymon Farmer
  • Kristen Fescoe
  • Hal Fitzgerald
  • Trent Fowler
  • Charmaine Fuentes
  • Christy Fultz
  • Eboni Garrett-Kelly
  • Bryan George
  • Carlos Gonzalez
  • James Harold
  • Karen Hartner
  • Faith Harty
  • Henry He
  • Jilea Hemmings
  • Gary Heyland
  • Reda Hicks
  • Zach House
  • Simone Howard
  • Ruben Izmailyan
  • Will Jackson
  • Frantzy Jean Philippe
  • James Jones
  • Preeth Kanamangala
  • Girish Kandambeth
  • Dominik Keul
  • Jamal Khan
  • Hojung Kim
  • Cleo Kirkland
  • Yaovi Kpoga
  • Mary Kynaston
  • Garfield Maitland
  • A'lece Mark
  • Carlos Martin
  • Ewane Masango
  • Abide Masaraure
  • Brandon Matthews
  • Farhaj Mayan
  • Isabella Medford
  • Jehil Mehta
  • Clay Montgomery
  • Trevor Moore
  • Kelli Mumphrey
  • Natalia Mykhaylova
  • Hassan Nadeem
  • Andrew Naugher
  • David Nazaire
  • Thure Nelson
  • Obinna Ohakawa
  • Roel Pasetes
  • Michael Peskin
  • Rishi Pradeep
  • Steve Rayner
  • Jaden Risner
  • Nicholas Roeder
  • Jesse Santiago
  • Noah Sessions
  • Matt Sharp
  • Nicholas Silveira
  • Anthony Skaggs
  • Andrew Smith
  • Cary Smith
  • Philip Straessle
  • Becky Su
  • Gianni Sun
  • Sijibomi Taiwo
  • Jacob Talley
  • Amber Terrasas
  • Andrew Ullmann
  • Ajay Vonkarey
  • Eric Wilkinson
  • Charles Wisniewski
  • Craig Wojtczak
  • Lindani Zincume

The above names are recognized for exceptional work and have been considered as quarterfinalists for the 2018 CodeLaunch Startup Expo Pitch Day Competition.

If you submitted multiple application ideas, please email audden@codeauthority.com to confirm which idea made it to our quarterfinalists round.

WHY CODELAUNCH?

Answers to All of Your CodeLaunch Questions

Before
CodeLaunch

  • What does CodeLaunch cost startups?

    • CodeLaunch has never cost to apply or compete, nor is equity granted in a contract to win or earn the benefits provided by sponsors and partners.

  • What's the Event Schedule?

    • Quarterfinalists, Semi-Finalists, and Finalists will be announced via website and social media.
    • Deadline for Applications is May 31 at 11:59pm CDT.
    • Quarterfinalists Wednesday, June 6.
    • Semi-Finalists June 12.
    • Semi-Finalists Pitches June 18 – June 29.
    • 30 quarterfinalists and a few alternates will be selected as semi-finalists and invited to select pitch slots between Monday, June 18 and Friday, June 29, at 11am, 2pm, and 4pm each day. Each pitch slot can be in-person at Code Authority or virtual via Skype. Each pitch meeting slot is exactly 30 minutes and the actual pitch must be exactly 5 minutes.
    • Finalists: Monday, July 9.
    • Approximately 5 finalists will be selected and notified on or before Monday, July 9.
    • Drive Influence Pitch Coaching Workshop for Finalists: TBA prior to Friday, July 27.
    • CodeLaunch Startup Expo: Wednesday, August 1.
    • 3 Day Winners Hackathon at Code Authority and at Improving begins Thursday, August 2 at 3pm and lasts through Saturday, August 4 at 3pm.
  • Is CodeLaunch for me?

    • If you have a pre-MVP software or app idea.
    • If your previous attempt to launch an MVP has failed and you need to rebuild.
    • If your startup business needs software technology to scale.
  • How do I apply?

  • What kinds of ideas can I pitch? Can someone steal my ideas?

    • We welcome all software and app ideas!

    • All applicants are required to sign a non-disclosure agreement.

  • If I have already worked on my idea, can I still apply?

    • Yes, if the software product you are using in the course of business does not constitute a strict definition of “Minimally Viable Product”.

  • How does the selection process work?

    • After the application deadline has been reached on June 1st 2018, Code Authority’s CodeLaunch Committee will initiate a review process to determine quarterfinalists, semi-finalists, and the subsequent five teams to showcase their idea on Pitch Day.

  • CodeLaunch is awesome! How can I get more involved?

    • If you have not applied to participate in the competition, be sure to reserve your attendance! You can also sponsor CodeLaunch if you’d like. For more information, e-mail ideas@codeauthority.com

During
CodeLaunch

  • How does CodeLaunch work?

    • We open the event with our Pitch Day competition where five competitors will pitch their ideas to a panel of judges. After the winners are selected, the Startup Expo begins. At the Startup Expo, you can network with investors, venture capitalists, and the entrepreneurial community. Winners also have the potential of earning over $67,000 in seed services.

  • What is Pitch Day and how does it work?

    • Five competitors will present their ideas to a panel of judges, during a five-minute pitch. After the presentations, a brief recess will be taken by the judges to determine the winners.

  • What is the Startup Expo and how does it work?

    • The Startup Expo is an event designed to get CodeLaunch attendees in front of investors, business owners, and entrepreneurial community. CodeLaunch sponsors will also have tables demonstrating the newest and hottest emerging technologies.

  • How are winners selected? What criteria are the presenters judged on?

    • A panel of five judges will select categorical and overall winners based on financial potential, creativity, and concept feasibility.

After
CodeLaunch

  • What can I expect if I win?

    • Code Authority and Improving's teams of software engineers will each engage in a three-day hackathon on behalf of the two winners' product concepts on August 2-4 at the Code Authority headquarters in Frisco, TX, and the Improving office in Plano, TX. Both teams will be dedicated to creating and building well-architected code whether that be a POC or progress toward an MVP. Winners and finalists will also benefit from services-in-kind provided by select CodeLaunch sponsors, as well as a chance to establish a partnership with Code Authority in the weeks that follow the event.