WHY SHOULD YOU APPLY TO CODELAUNCH?

UNLOCK YOUR STARTUP'S POTENTIAL

CodeLaunch is driven by the values of Conscious Capitalism and is a critical amenity to the startup and entrepreneurial communities. Since our inauguration in 2012, we have helped many finalists raise and launch (View Our Hall of Fame) and we continue to grow by hosting startup competitions in new markets across North America each year. Explore all of the benefits that participating in and becoming a Finalist at CodeLaunch can provide to your startup.

NO COST,
NO EQUITY

Professional Product Development

CRITICAL BUSINESS
SUPPORT

PITCH PRACTICE &
REFINEMENT

INCREASED VISIBILITY & AWARENESS

IDENTIFY & FIX
WEAKNESSES

GOLDEN TICKET
OPPORTUNITY

NETWORK & COMMUNITY SUPPORT

BENEFIT #1 - NO COST, NO EQUITY

CodeLaunch is FREE to apply and founders surrender NO equity for participating in or winning the startup competition. Compare CodeLaunch's no-equity, no fee model to other popular startup accelerators to see for yourself why applying to CodeLaunch is a no-brainer.

Event Cost to Apply Equity Taken
CodeLaunch
$0
0%
SXSW Pitch
$100-$200
0%
Y Combinator
$0
7% for $150,000
Mass Challenge
$50-$100+
0%
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BENEFIT #2 - FREE PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

Founders who reach the Finalist round of our startup competition are paired with a professional software and product development team, aligning technical requirements with the most applicable skillset. Founders and development partners will then engage in a 48-hour hackathon to develop an MVP. See how our CodeLaunch development teams transform initial mockups and wireframes into fleshed out, functional products.

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BENEFIT #3 - CRITICAL BUSINESS SUPPORT

CodeLaunch partners and sponsors are a collection of businesses and organizations who are strong advocates of entrepreneurship. These enterprises generously donate a variety of in-kind seed services that are critical to startup acceleration. Explore some of our notable community sponsors and the various services awarded to our Finalists and CodeLaunch winners.

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BENEFIT #4 - PITCH PRACTICE & REFINEMENT

For semifinalists and finalists, CodeLaunch offers an invaluable opportunity to refine their pitch skills. With a format that demands conciseness and clarity (4 minutes, 8 slides), startups learn to deliver a compelling message that resonates with potential investors. Moreover, the feedback received during this stage helps startups gauge the viability of their ideas, allowing them to make necessary adjustments and improvements.

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BENEFIT #5 - INCREASED VISIBILITY & AWARENESS

From the moment a startup is accepted into CodeLaunch, their branding and marketing campaigns receive a significant boost. CodeLaunch encourages startups to actively promote their participation, helping them gain exposure and visibility. The journey through CodeLaunch serves as a unique narrative for startups to share with the world, attracting attention, potential customers, and further opportunities.

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BENEFIT #6 - IDENTIFY & FIX WEAKNESSES

CodeLaunch is committed to the growth of startups, regardless of their advancement in the competition. By participating, startups have the opportunity to identify and address weaknesses, implement best practices, and align their vision with what investors seek in promising ventures. Additionally, CodeLaunch facilitates connections with partners, beta users, and community development, allowing startups to expand their network and gain valuable insights.

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BENEFIT #7 - GOLDEN TICKET CHALLENGE

PSPro.AI is a new featured sponsor of CodeLaunch in 2024. Their next generation no-code platform allows development of applications which leverage AI in record time, at record low cost. We are happy to announce PSPro.AI will be giving a free MVP away to an undrafted startup founder in each cohort in 2024, beginning with CodeLaunch Houston 2024.

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BENEFIT #8 - NETWORK & COMMUNITY SUPPORT

Being part of the CodeLaunch community means gaining access to a vibrant and ever-growing network of like-minded founders, past cohorts, and CodeLaunch leadership. Through the dedicated Discord community, startups can connect, collaborate, and learn from one another. This supportive environment fosters valuable relationships, provides a platform for sharing insights, and opens doors to potential partnerships.

STILL ON THE FENCE?

We understand that exposing your startup before it’s ‘perfect’ or ‘ready’ can be frightening. But take it from us – there is no better time to take that leap of faith than now. CodeLaunch specializes in supporting and accelerating Embryonic to Pre-Series A startups, so they are investment or market-ready. Check out some of our startup resources.

APPLY TO CODELAUNCH TODAY!

Next Open Application Window: CODELAUNCH MEXICO