#201 – Founder creates annual hack-a-thon event to showcase start-ups and create investment opportunities.

Jason W. Taylor is the President and Founder of Code Authority Custom Software. Since 2001 Code Authority has created technology products for growing businesses of all sizes including startups. One example is the College Football Playoff. The “CFP” uses specialized custom software built and maintained by Code Authority to securely manage and conduct every Playoff Committee meeting. Jason is the creator of “CodeLaunch” a new model for seed accelerators, and an annual event that showcases and supports seed funding for tech startups by pairing embryonic stage product ideas with professional software developers and investors. Since 2013, CodeLaunch helped start at least 17 companies and in 2015 closed the first “exit”. In 2016, Jason was recognized by the Frisco, Texas Chamber of Commerce as Entrepreneur of the Year due to the success of CodeLaunch and Code Authority. At CodeLaunch V Mayor Jeff Cheney proclaimed August 9, 2017 to be “CodeLaunch Day” in Frisco, Texas in recognition of this significant annual event. Prior to Code Authority, Jason was a talented Microsoft stack developer beginning his career at Cerner Corp in Kansas City, Missouri in 1996 after graduating from the University of Oklahoma with a BBA in MIS in 1995. Jason is an 11 handicap golfer and pretty good with a shotgun during Texas dove season.

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