Innovative Seed Accelerator Opens Applications For 2018
Code Authority, a highly regarded development firm based in Frisco Texas, has announced that applications are open for the 2018 installment of their CodeLaunch seed accelerator and competition.
Code Authority is one of the regions busier development firms. But eve with projects, like supplying the software for the College Football Playoff, founder Jason Taylor and his team are adamant about giving back to the regional startup ecosystem. That’s why, in 2013, they created the Code Launch seed accelerator.
Code Launch is not your typical accelerator program. Applications are open from now until May 31st. Those applications will be evaluated and five finalist startups will be chosen to pitch live in front of an audience at the Dr. Pepper Arena in Frisco Texas, training facility for the Dallas Stars. That pitch competition and an accompanying startup expo celebrating local and regional startups, will be held on August 1st 2018.
Startups that have not yet created a minimum viable product are invited to apply. That’s because the grand prize in the Code Launch competition includes development on the minimum viable product, along with mentorship and other prizes designed to bring the winning startup to market.
The winner of last year’s Code Launch 5 was Denton based Cortex. They develop mobile apps for cognitive therapies. Over 350 startups applied to last year’s competition and the five finalists offered fierce competition.
Following the Code Launch pitch contest and startup expo last year, Code Authority organized a weekend hackathon to dive head first into creating Cortex’s minimum viable product. This year’s winning startup will go to work the weekend of August 3rd to get their MVP off the ground. Winning startups have the opportunity to establish a relationship with Code Authority beyond the prize winning services.
To date there have been over 1000 application and 12 accelerator winners. Those startups have raised over $1.75M in seed funding and generated over $2M in revenue.
Code Launch is a great opportunity for startups to have an award winning development team create their MVP and provide invaluable product guidance. The pitch contest and startup expo put all of the contestants in front of a great group of local, regional and national investors.
We recommend you get your application in as soon as possible. Applications are now open now through May 31st here at codelaunch.com