CodeLaunch is Storming Into the Ohio Startup Scene as it Travels to Columbus August 25th

CodeLaunch Ohio 2022 presented by Cyrannus is making its way to Columbus for the very first time, helping early-stage startups succeed using our unique spin on the seed accelerator model. Aligned with the ideals of conscious capitalism, CodeLaunch supports the startup ecosystem by awarding deserving startups with the invaluable services they need to launch. We have given over $1.2M in services to Finalists and Overall Winners since 2013 and have launched notable startups such as CharaChorder, ProsRent, StyleRow, KidStrong, and more.

CodeLaunch Ohio 2022 presented by Cyrannus Finalists Announced

Congratulations to our finalists, who will compete in our main event on August 25th at the Davidson Theatre at the Riffe Center in Columbus.

For the first time, we have an all-local finalist group! Each of these incredible startups will receive a professional product development hackathon from one of our professional hackathon team sponsors before competing in our big show on August 25th.

Professional Hackathon Team Sponsors:

CodeLaunch could not happen without these outstanding hackathon sponsors. Each company puts together a team and works absolutely free of charge during our hackathon. They work tirelessly with our finalists to ensure their technical products are accelerated and that they can close a seed round of funding. While only one startup will win, every finalist will walk out with valuable investments already made to their startup because of the time their hackathon team spent working on their product. 

Ohio-Based company QStartLabs will provide a hackathon team for CodeLaunch Ohio 2022. Chief Technology Officer Jeff Lamb says they are thrilled to get started with the competition.

“Most of the time they’re working right next to each other, but working on separate projects,” Jeff said. “So, a chance to really work together on the same project is really exciting. This will be high pressure and a lot of fun. CodeLaunch is going to be great for the local startup community and will continue to make Columbus a hotspot for startups.”

FirstGen Agency Founder Raheel Malik is our emcee, assisting with curation and production. This is his fifth CodeLaunch event.

Presenting Sponsor: Cyrannus

We are extremely thankful for our presenting sponsor, Cyrannus! Cyrannus is digging into the deception that unfortunately takes place in the startup and tech worlds. The newly launched blog is working to help investors and venture capitalists learn about and avoid fraud and deception. 

“Cyrannus is a technical due diligence blog for investors and venture capitalists to assess high-tech feasibility in their investments and technologies,” Founder Lee Mosbacker said. 

Lee will also be a judge for CodeLaunch Ohio 2022 presented by Cyrannus. Learn more about Cyrannus in our featured blog, then go to the Cyrannus website to read their latest articles.

What is CodeLaunch?

Produced by Improving, CodeLaunch is a combination of a seed accelerator competition, tech tradeshow, startup conference, and raucous networking event!

“CodeLaunch is a startup and rock-n-roll show like nothing you’ve ever seen before,” CodeLaunch President and Founder Jason W. Taylor said.

CodeLaunch sponsors and partners put thousands of dollars in professional seed services behind the winners of its national seed accelerator competition. 

CodeLaunch was founded in 2013. Jason wanted to help startups who were investible but their technology held up closing funding deals. With Code Authority’s (now a part of Improving) resources, he made it happen. 

What makes CodeLaunch truly unique is the professional hackathon. Local “dev shops” come together to build out as much of each finalists’ MVP as possible. The Finalists then demo these products live and for the first time in front of the CodeLaunch audience, who then vote for a winner. 

CodeLaunch is aligned with the ideals of conscious capitalism, believing that business can be socially responsible and, ultimately, ethically good. One of the ways we exemplify this philosophy is by making the competition free to apply with no equity surrendered by the applicants. This means startups have nothing to lose and everything to gain by applying. In addition, CodeLaunch gives away surplus exhibitor space to local startups for free, allowing them to network with angels and investors. 

Join Us at CodeLaunch Ohio 2022 presented by Cyrannus! 

CodeLaunch will take place at the Davidson Theatre at the Riffe Center in Columbus on August 25th, 2022. Get your tickets here!

Media, Exhibit, and Sponsorship Inquiries

You and your brand are invited to CodeLaunch. There is still time for your brand to align with CodeLaunch and Conscious Capitalism. Parties interested in Exhibit space, Media, and Sponsorship may contact Jason W. Taylor. 


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