CODELAUNCH STARTUP ACCELERATOR
HISTORY

CodeLaunch has become a premier startup accelerator in North America, since 2012 we’ve been offering participants the opportunity to compete for hundreds of thousands of dollars in invaluable seed services. CodeLaunch has become a critical amenity to the startup ecosystem, nurturing and fostering our competitors towards tangible business growth and investment opportunities.

HISTORYOF CODELAUNCH

CodeLaunch came from humble beginnings in 2012 with our inaugural event only hosting an audience of 40 people. Over the past decade plus, we have continued to evolve our practices, partners, and publicity to reach the heights we are at today. Learn more about our storied history below.

THE EARLY YEARS (2012-2015)

The early CodeLaunch years were not without challenge. Though we had the resources at our disposal to make a difference in the startup community, we did not have the awareness or processes in place to make a true impact. Explore the early years of our startup accelerator.

2012

  • The “Code Authority App Idea Competition” is born.

2013

  • CodeLaunch I at NTEC, Frisco TX

2014

CodeLaunch II at NTEC, Frisco TX

2015

CodeLaunch III at Hall Office Park, Frisco TX

THE EVOLUTION OF CODELAUNCH (2016-2019)

The early CodeLaunch years were not without challenge. Though we had the resources at our disposal to make a difference in the startup community, we did not have the awareness or processes in place to make a true impact. Explore the early years of our startup accelerator.

2016

CodeLaunch IV at Dr. Pepper Arena, Frisco TX

2017

CodeLaunch V at Dr. Pepper Arena, Frisco TX

2018

CodeLaunch VI at Dr. Pepper Arena, Frisco TX

2019

CodeLaunch VII Comerica Center Arena, Frisco, TX

POST-IMPROVING MERGER (2020-CURRENT)

With the help of our new partners at Improving, CodeLaunch pivoted to the PCL (Professional Coder League) model, inviting in multiple branded professional software development teams to align with multiple finalists which applied a multiple to our impact at every event. This also launched the era of CodeLaunch travelling to new markets and countries to inject our style of acceleration, ‘venture-tainment’, and exemplifying Conscious Capitalism like never before.

2020

CodeLaunch VIII at Comerica Center Arena, Frisco, TX

2021

CodeLaunch ATL, Atlanta GA
CodeLaunch DFW, Comerica Center Area, Frisco TX

2022

CodeLaunch HOU at Bayou Music Center, Houston TX
CodeLaunch OHIO at The Ohio Theatre, Columbus OH
CodeLaunch DFW at Gilley’s Southside Ballroom, Dallas TX

2023

CodeLaunch HOU at 713 Music Hall, Houston TX
CodeLaunch ATL at Buckhead Theatre, Atlanta GA
CodeLaunch MX at Tec de Monterrey Campus, Guadalajara MX
CodeLaunch DFW at Gilley’s Southside Ballroom, Dallas TX

THE PRESENT & FUTURE (2024 & BEYOND)

Building on the momentum of taking CodeLaunch to it’s first international destination in Mexico in 2023, CodeLaunch is adding Canada into the fold in 2024. Also it was time to bring all our champions together under one roof to showcase our great early stage deal flow opportunities, so we are producing the first ever CodeLaunch World Championship on Nov 20 in Dallas, which will bring together 8 stellar finalists with proven traction and growth from amongst Canada, Mexico, and the U.S.

2024

CodeLaunch HOU at Bayou Music Center, Houston, TX

CodeLaunch MN at The Fillmore, Minneapolis MN

CodeLaunch CAN at El Mocambo, Toronto CA

CodeLaunch MX at Tec de Monterrey Campus, Guadalajara MX

CodeLaunch World Championship at Gilley’s Southside Ballroom Dallas TX

STARTUP COMPETITION WINNERS TIMELINE

CodeLaunch prides itself on attracting, curating, and fostering technology-driven startups. Our mission is to provide critical business support to these deserving businesses who need an injection of capital and seed services to elevate off the ground. Take a look back at our timeline of Finalists and Overall Winners over the years.

2024 - CodeLaunch Minnesota

  • GONO (Minneapolis, MN)
  • Welcome Home (Frisco, TX)
  • VSOD.io (St. Paul, MN)
  • Hair Hub (Houston, TX)
  • StoryForge (Minneapolis, MN)
  • SayKid (Minneapolis, MN)

2024 - CodeLaunch Houston

2023 - CodeLaunch Dallas

2023 - CodeLaunch Mexico

2023 - CodeLaunch Atlanta

2023 - CodeLaunch Houston

  •   E360 (Houston, TX)
  • Gophr (Lake Charles, LA)
  • DrinKicks (Port Arthur, TX)
  • Inpathy (Tyler, TX)
  • Drivingo (Christiansburg, VA)
  • AnyShift (Katy, TX)

2022 - CodeLaunch Dallas

2022 - CodeLaunch Columbus

2022 - CodeLaunch Houston

2021 - CodeLaunch Dallas

2021 - CodeLaunch Atlanta

  • EVVA Health (Atlanta, GA)
  • GreenChips (Atlanta, GA)
  • iStory (Alpharetta, GA)
  • TinySponsor (Los Angeles, CA)

2020 - CodeLaunch Dallas

2019 - CodeLaunch Dallas

2018 - CodeLaunch Dallas

2017 - CodeLaunch Dallas

2016 - CodeLaunch Dallas

  •  Park Up Front (Dallas, TX)
    ProsRent (McKinney, TX)
    Downstream Diesel (Frisco, TX)
    StyleRow (Los Angeles, CA)
    VirtualVue (Frisco, TX)

2015 - CodeLaunch Dallas

  •  Key2Close (Boise, ID)
    Skrible (Lewisville, TX)
    Pyli (Fort Worth, TX)
    SalesFlash
    A.A.L. (Jackson, MS)

2014 - CodeLaunch Dallas

  •  eCharts (Weatherford, TX)
    InspireVive (Houston, TX)
    Emigo (Dallas, TX)
    GS (Tyler, TX)
    Texas Divorce Guide (Dallas, TX)

2013 - CodeLaunch Dallas

  •  RentEval (Dallas, TX)
     Varsity Quad
    Well Being Challenge (Frisco, TX)
    Show Ready Services (Fort Worth, TX)
    Fluid Pro
    Wingman

2012 - CodeLaunch Dallas

  •  JayMed Technology (Irving, TX)
     School Office Pro (Richardson, TX)

FIND OUTMORE ABOUTCODELAUNCH

CodeLaunch is a critical amenity to the startup community and strives to provide innovative entrepreneurs with the resources they need to succeed. Learn more about our unique and exciting startup accelerator.

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Next Startup Event: CODELAUNCH CANADA (AUGUST 28TH, 2024)