2014 Deadline Countdown
2014 Application Deadline: Saturday, May 31 @ 3pm
2014 Finalist Event Location and Time: TBD
CodeLaunch is a pitch event for Embryonic Stage software technology startups. CodeLaunch is the culmination of the annual Code Authority incubation program. 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.
The Selection Process
After the application deadline our team of software architects and business analysts reviews all of the applications. At this stage we are looking for basic viability and whether the project suits our technical skillset, but also the business acumen and background of the applicant(s). Once we make the first cut we will then take a deeper look at each of the remaining applications and score them on 5 or 6 categories on a 1 to 5 scale. We take that ranking from top to bottom and identify the competitors we want to bring in and meet face to face, and alternates. Once we identify those we will bring you in to give us your best timed pitch and undergo a Q&A session. In 2014 the pitch time limit was 9 minutes. Based on our impression of your pitch and other factors we will then announce those who we want to “pitch” at the CodeLaunch event in late summer. The announcements are made via email and Facebook and Twitter, and the process takes about two months from deadline to CodeLaunch.
What We're Looking For
We are looking for startups who need a software team as their partner to get off the ground and get to market. We are looking for line-of-business applications, SAAS concepts, and SmartPhone and Tablet Applications, and any 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 work and run with it effectively. The more experience you have in the subject matter or past business success stories the more likely your concept will advance.
The competitor application deadline is tentatively set as May 31, 2014. Our goal will be to have the first cut made and announced by June 15. The second cut will be some time around July 1 and the rest of July will be spent meeting competitors face to face and reviewing “Pitches”. We will hope to announce the event finalists lineup by August 1 and we hope to produce the CodeLaunch 2014 event around the 3rd week of August.