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CodeLaunch is Making Its Canadian Debut! Rev Up Your Startup Journey and Apply Now

By Shelby Sansone April 1, 2024

Gear up, Canada… The “Greatest Startup Show On Earth” is coming to Toronto for the first time on August 28th at El Mocambo! CodeLaunch, produced by Improving, is taking applications from tech startup founders through May 19, 2024.

CodeLaunch drives early-stage startups toward funding by investors using our unique spin on the seed accelerator model. It’s a combination of a seed accelerator competition, a tech tradeshow, a startup conference, and a rowdy networking event. The touring competition has given more than $1.7M of in-kind services to its finalists and overall winners since it started a decade ago. 

Startup SeekerPitch winning CodeLaunch HOU 2024 in February

CodeLaunch is an impactful and uplifting venture-tainment event like nothing else in the world. We inject rocket fuel into innovation ecosystems and we launch great startups that are Seed round and Series A ready. CodeLaunch and Improving are guided by Conscious Capitalism.

– CodeLaunch President and Founder Jason W. Taylor

We are thrilled that CodeLaunch is making its way to Canada. This innovative competition will not only help Canadian startup founders raise funding but will bring brilliant minds together in a space that nurtures the innovation ecosystem.

– Jack Gulas, Improving Managing Director, Canada, President, Improving Ottawa

Since its inception in North Texas in 2013, CodeLaunch has played a pivotal role in launching game-changing startups. Companies like Sanalife E360, CharaChorder, ProsRent, StyleRow, KidStrong, Autix, and more were launched and accelerated through the competition.

Elevating Canadian Software Development Companies

CodeLaunch isn’t just a platform for startups to raise and launch, it’s a platform for professional technology brands to elevate and grow too. Each CodeLaunch event features 6 PCL (Professional Coder League) teams who “draft” their favorite startup from the curated best-of-the-best outcome of the startup competition side of CodeLaunch.

Typically, PCL brands are professional software development consulting companies and digital product teams from other types of companies that employ veteran software engineers. Contollo and Improving have already supplied the Canadian event with a team each which means there is room for four more professional software developer teams interested in helping change the trajectory of a CodeLaunch finalist’s journey by accelerating their product development. There are many other benefits to joining the PCL as CodeLaunch serves as a collaborative community competition to show off capabilities and sharpen skills amongst participating teams.

“Code Launch events have evolved into a thriving ecosystem where early-stage contenders transform into industry leaders…We’ve reaped the rewards of this supportive community, fostering collaboration instead of cutthroat competition.”

-Isaac Carter, Contollo Founder and Chief Technologist

Important Applicant Information 

CodeLaunch is a free amenity for startup founders. It costs nothing to apply, and CodeLaunch does not take equity. All Startup founders need is a pitch deck, code-ready mockups, and passion. It’s important to note that It’s important to note that this CodeLaunch competition is open to Canada-based startups only. 

CodeLaunch requires code-ready mockups because they are required to maximize the benefit the 2-day PCL hackathon finalists receive. Mockups should be what founders hope to build if they are “drafted”. This is one way that our competition stands out from the crowd. Each finalist is drafted by a professional development team that accelerates product development and accelerates digital product progress as much as possible. During the pitch competition and showcase event on August 28th, each startup product is demonstrated live for the CodeLaunch audience of judges, investors, and supporters, who then interactively vote to determine winners. Founders can learn more about the benefits offered to them by CodeLaunch here.

This isn’t just a competition; it’s a launching pad for tech startups across the world! Visit our application portal through May 19th to apply to be considered for inclusion in the CodeLaunch CAN 2024 cohort. 

Brands who want to support and align with our Conscious Capitalism-inspired mission at CodeLaunch can find out more by contacting CodeLaunch here

What’s Next for CodeLaunch 

All of our application portals are open for the remaining 2024 events! We’re headed to Minnesota on May 9th, then we will launch some Mexico-based startups in Guadalajara on Oct 16th. Check out CodeLaunch.com to learn more and apply for both of these events.

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