2014 Deadline Countdown
Important 2014 Dates
Competitor Application Deadline: May 31
Finalists Pitch Day Event: Aug 21 2:45pm - 5:00pm
NTEC Conference Center, Frisco, TX map
CodeLaunch is an annual competition for software startups. The CodeLaunch pitch-day event showcases the best of the best startups. If you have an “idea for an app” and nothing more you are qualified to apply. If you have experience in business and passion for entrepreneurism you are likely to advance. We hope CodeLaunch will continue to grow each year and eventually become an event with widespread regional interest from the startup community including Angel Investors, Venture Capital, and other entrepreneurial organizations and leaders. CodeLaunch is produced by Code Authority Custom Software and a group of sponsors and partners.
Pitch Day allows the finalists to present a case why their idea should be funded. A panel of judges will provide feedback on the idea as well as assign awards such as “Most Creative”, “Best Pitch”, and others. Code Authority will choose one or more finalists to invest in.
The Selection Process
After the application deadline our team of software architects and business analysts will review each application. At this stage we are looking for basic viability, obvious competition to the idea, whether the concept suits our technical skillset, and the business acumen and background of the applicants. All applications which proceed past the first cut are considered “Quarter-Finalists”.
Once we identify quarter-finalists we then take a deeper look at each one. We score them in various categories on a 1 to 5 scale. We take the aggregate ranking from top to bottom and identify the competitors we want to bring in and meet face to face, as well as alternates. Those competitors we want to meet are our “Semi-Finalists”.
Each Semi-Finalist is invited to give the CA team their “pitch” given a time-limit constraint. Based on our impression of your pitch and other factors we will then announce the “Finalists” who are invited to pitch at the showcase event in August. The announcements at each stage are made via email and Facebook and Twitter.
Deadline: May 31
Quarter Finalists: June 20
Semi Finalists: July 11
Finalists: August 1
Code Launch Pitch Day: August 21
What We're Looking For
We are looking for startups who need funding and who could benefit from our services to get off the ground. We are looking for various types of software applications;
- line-of-business applications
- SAAS concepts
- smartphone and tablet applications
- other emerging device platforms
- any other idea that suits our development skillsets
We are also looking for people behind these ideas who have the business acumen and experience to take our contribution and make it a success. The more experience you have in the subject matter or past business success stories the more likely your concept will advance.