Tech Wildcatters and CodeLaunch are symbiotic amenities in the North Texas entrepreneurism ecosystem, which is one reason why CodeLaunch is thrilled to be partnered with Tech Wildcatters. CodeLaunch is an annual seed accelerator which pairs embryonic stage software technology startups with software developers and entrepreneurs. CodeLaunch was created and is produced by Frisco, TX based Code Authority and a family of entrepreneurial minded sponsors and partners.
CodeLaunch is for great people who have intriguing startup opportunities that need their first round of funding, developers to build their MVP, a needed introduction or exposure to downstream incubators. The process begins at the annual application deadline May 31 when hundreds of embryonic stage startup proprietors, and their ideas, go under our microscope. During that process the finalists are selected, coached, mentored and prepared for Pitch Day.
At Pitch Day the finalists have an opportunity to pitch to a panel of distinguished entrepreneurs and an audience of hundreds made up of developers, community leaders, and people from the community interested in entrepreneurship. Each has an equal opportunity to earn accolades from the judges, seed capital or equity stake conversations from software developers like Code Authority. The CA team chooses one or more winners from the finalists at the Pitch Day and makes an offer to build the “MVP” for an equity stake, which the CA employees share in.
In contrast to many other accelerators, competitors are not required to agree to equity deals to compete. Through at least 2016 it will remain free to enter and Pitch Day attendees who RSVP gain complimentary entrance. CodeLaunch is an open marketplace for startups, capital partners, and developers to start discussions which lead to launched companies.
When the pitches are complete and the awards given out, the real fun begins. The Deal Making Reception is a short exhibition of vendors, startups, partners and sponsors who enjoy the energetic vibe of ground level innovation, invention and community engagement. Food, drink, music and the spirit of opportunity are enjoyed by all.
2016 CodeLaunch Dates
- May 31 – Applications Due
- Aug 17 – Pitch Day. Dr. Pepper Arena Frisco, TX
Together with Tech Wildcatters support, CodeLaunch will continue to be the embryonic stage startup amenity that serves our North Texas community and the nation at large. We look forward to meeting you at the Tech Wildcatters Pitch Day “VIP Reception” May 26.