The History of 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 vendors. 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 five 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 buisness 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.


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History At A Glance

CodeLaunch Startup Expo by the numbers:


annual CL Seed Accelerator event.


in seed funding raised by CL


in services have been received
by CL winners.

accelerated winners invested in
at CL.


in revenue generated.


in services offered in

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

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 -
Stephen Levin -

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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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