CodeLaunch Startup Expo

CodeLaunch is a three day Startup Expo where individuals pitch their app ideas to investors, learn about the entrepreneurial industry, and compete to win seed funding. The event will take place in Frisco, TX on August 9th, 2018!


Interested in sponsoring or sponsorship benefits?

Send inquiries to ideas@codeauthority.com


CodeLaunch Startup Expo by the Numbers:


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Answers to All of Your CodeLaunch Questions


  • Is CodeLaunch for me?

    • If you have a software or app idea, CodeLaunch is for you!

  • 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 work does not constitute a Minimum Viable Product (working prototype).

  • 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 quarter-finalists, 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, email ideas@codeauthority.com


  • How does CodeLaunch work?

    • We open the event with our Pitch Day competition where five contestants 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.

  • What is Pitch Day and how does it work?

    • Five contestants will present their ideas to a panel of judges, during a 10-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 the North Texas entrepreneurial community. CodeLaunch sponsors will also have booths 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.


  • What can I expect if I win?

    • The overall winner receives $35,000 in seed services, a weekend-long hackathon, and the opportunity to establish a partnership with Code Authority.

  • How does my idea get built?

    • After the overall winner is selected, Code Authority will hold a weekend-long Hackathon towards building the barebones of a Minimally Viable Product.