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2019 Application Acceptance Begins In

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July. 31st, Comerica Center - Frisco, TX

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Compete to Win Seed Services

What do you get when you combine a seed accelerator competition, tech tradeshow, a startup conference, and a raucous networking event?


CodeLaunch sponsors and partners put thousands of dollars in professional seed services behind the winners of its national seed accelerator competition. CodeLaunch has become a unique and critical amenity to pre-MVP startups.


At the core of CodeLaunch is an annual seed accelerator competition between individuals and groups who have software technology startup ideas.


2019 Judges and Emcee


2019 Winners Benefits

  • $19.5k
  • 5 Pros, 3 Days
  • Hackathon Team
  • One Finalist
  • $19.5k
  • 5 Pros, 3 Days
  • Hackathon Team
  • One Finalist
Coming Soon
  • $19.5k
  • 5 Pros, 3 Days
  • Hackathon Team
  • One Finalist
  • $17k
  • Social Media Campaign
  • Each Finalist
  • $2,500
  • Business Plan Workshop
  • Offered to All Finalists
  • $2,500
  • Pitch Deck &
  • Delivery Coaching
  • Offered to All Finalists

Running total CodeLaunch Seed Services Total Value: $80,500

Professional Hackathon Teams Sponsored By

3rd Hackathon Team - Coming Soon!

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CodeLaunch provides seed services that are invaluable to early-stage startups. Sponsors and partners help guide winning startup ventures down the path of success while minimizing their financial risk. To learn more about the benefits of CodeLaunch and the experience of last year’s winners, click on the video below.

Answers to All of Your CodeLaunch Questions


  • 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 Curation Schedule?

    • Quarterfinalists, Semi-Finalists, and Finalists will be announced via website and social media.

    • Deadline for Applications is May 31st at 11:59pm CDT.

    • Quarter-Finalists will be announced June 6th.

    • Semi-Finalists will be announced June 12th.

    • 30 quarter-finalists and a few alternates will be selected as semi-finalists and invited to select pitch slots between June 17th and June 28th, 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 will be announced July 8th.

    • Pitch Coaching Workshop for Finalists will be announced prior to July 26th.

    • CodeLaunch Startup Expo: July 31st.

    • 3-day professional hackathon for winners begins August 1st at 3 p.m. and lasts through August 3rd at 3 p.m.

  • Is CodeLaunch for me?

    • If your startup software technology concept has not reached MVP stage and you need software development to get there.

  • How do I apply ?

    • Between March 1st and May 31st, go to to fill out an easy, four step application.

    • For the best experience, please use one of the following internet browsers: Chrome, Safari, Edge, or Firefox.

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

    • We welcome all software and app ideas!

    • All applicants execute a mutually binding NDA with Code Authority binding both parties. Nobody has ever had their idea stolen by participating in CodeLaunch in our history.

  • 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 May 31st, Code Authority’s CodeLaunch Committee will initiate a review process to determine quarterfinalists, semi-finalists, and subsequent finalists 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


  • 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 to earn thousands of dollars in seed services. Learn more about the previous CodeLaunch winners and awarded seed services on our History Page.

  • 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.


  • 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 1st-3rd 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.