History | CodeLaunch

The History of CodeLaunch

CodeLaunch

CodeLaunch is an annual seed accelerator competition between individuals and groups who have software technology startup ideas. The event was founded by Code Authority, a software development company in Frisco, TX in 2012. Since its inception, CodeLaunch has accelerated numerous startup companies and has curated over 1,000 applications from all across the United States and Worldwide. The purpose of the competition is to accelerate the best startups with mission-critical seed services provided by sponsors. There’s no cost nor surrendered equity to participate in the competition and all ideas are protected under an NDA.

Applications and Selection Process

From March 1st to May 31st, the public can submit their software ideas through the CodeLaunch website. Each application includes a mutual non-disclosure agreement to protect the idea and applicant. After the May 31st deadline, a vetting and curation process is performed by the leadership team at Code Authority and finalists are selected to pitch their idea to a panel of judges, investors, and attendees at the annual CodeLaunch Startup Expo. The curation process will include criteria that emphasizes: size of the project, potential for competition, subject matter appeal, and business acumen of the applicants. The competition is open to anyone regardless of location as long as they are able to travel to Frisco, Texas, in the event they’re selected to pitch their idea as a finalist.

Timeline

Timeline

Rocket Launching | CodeLaunch

2018 CodeLaunch VI
Dr. Pepper Arena

Service(s) Won:
KidStrong – 3-Day Professional Hackathon (Code Authority)
CountertopSmart – 3-Day Professional Hackathon (Improving)
Notable:
Added additional software development company hackathon for additional winner (Improving)

2017 CodeLaunch V
Dr. Pepper Arena

Service(s) Won:
3-Day Professional Hackathon
Accelerated MVP Services
Notable:
Launched Cortex's 3-day professional product hackathon model

2016 CodeLaunch IV
Dr. Pepper Arena

Service(s) Won:
Accelerated MVP Services
Notable:
First year at Comerica Center

2015 CodeLaunch III
3001 Dallas Parkway 8th Floor

Finalists:
Key2Close (Boise, ID)
QuickTrades
Skrible (Lewisville, TX)
Pyli (Fort Worth, TX)
SalesFlash
A.A.L. (Jackson, MS)
Service(s) Won:
$75,000 in MVP Development Services
Notable:
1st out-of-state winner (Idaho)

2014 CodeLaunch II
NTEC Conference Center

Finalists:
InspireVive (Houston, TX)
eCharts (Weatherford, TX)
Emigo (Dallas, TX)
GS (Tyler, TX)
Texas Divorce Guide (Dallas, TX)
Service(s) Won:
$85,000 in MVP Development Services
Notable:
First Finalist outside of Dallas-Fort Worth

2013 CodeLaunch I
NTEC Conference Center

Finalists:
RentEval (Dallas, TX)
Varsity Quad
Well Being Challenge (Frisco, TX)
Show Ready Services (Fort Worth, TX)
Fluid Pro
Wingman
Service(s) Won:
$125,000 in MVP Development Services
Notable:
RentEval was acquired by a 3rd party in 2014 and was the first CodeLaunch “exit”.

2011-2012 Pre CodeLaunch

Finalists:
JayMed Technology (Irving, TX)
School Office Pro (Richardson, TX)
Notable:
Code Authority incubated the School Office Pro team at it's Parkwood Dr. location for 2 years. We provided hundreds of thousands of dollars in services, infrastructure, mentoring, product development and sales team support during this time. This support helped School Office Pro raise over $400K during and after this period. SOP still exists and is thriving today thanks to CodeLaunch.

History At A Glance

CodeLaunch Startup Expo by the numbers:

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annual CL Seed Accelerator event.

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in seed funding raised by CL
startups.

$K

in seed services value since
inception.

accelerated CL startups.

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in revenue generated by CL finalists.

$K

or more in seed services this year.

History At A Glance

These Startups Crushed it at CodeLaunch!

Recent CodeLaunch accelerated startups with strong upward trajectories.

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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