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Register for TechXpedition Babcock Ranch Startup Challenge

MoAloo Ventures is bringing back the second TechXpedition Babcock Ranch Startup Challenge. It is set for April 26, 27, and 28, 2024, at Babcock High School (43301 Cypress Pkwy, Punta Gorda, FL 33982) and will give entrepreneurs an opportunity to compete for $10,000 in pre-seed startup investment to help get their innovations to market.  The 54-hour event is being organized and presented by MoAloo Ventures, a venture capital firm led by Babcock Resident Priya Ahluwalia. Sponsors include Babcock Ranch, Florida Gulf Coast University Foundation.

The competition weekend will kick off Friday evening (April 26th, 2024) with one-minute idea pitches from each of the competitors. All of the competitors will cast votes for the ideas they believe have the greatest potential and then form teams around the top-ranked ideas.  With guidance from an impressive team of volunteer mentors and the opportunity to iterate their concepts in Babcock High School’s state-of-the-art Make Tank; any idea is welcome. The goal is to work with teams and mentors to further develop it. The event culminates Sunday evening with five-minute presentations by each team to the judges who will determine which startup merits investment.

The competition is open to entrepreneurs of ALL ages who have ideas for launching a new business. In addition to the grand prize, competitors will have the opportunity to network and establish relationships with sponsoring organizations.

The cost to participate is $10 to help cover the cost of meals, which will be provided throughout the weekend. 

Sponsorships are also available – to request more details about sponsorship levels and opportunities to serve as a mentor or a judge. Please reach out to

TechXpedition 2024 to be held at Babcock High School (43301 Cypress Pkwy, Punta Gorda, FL 33982)

TechXpedition, 2024

April, 2024


4 pm - 8 pm


8:30 am - 6 pm


8:30 am - 7 pm

Friday, April 26, 2024

Welcome Sponsors

Idea Pitches (1-minute each)
Group Voting/Short listing
Team formulation

Saturday, April 27, 2024

Mentors check-in

Define/build MVP

Iterate product as needed


Build presentation deck

Practice pitching

Build and test ideas
Clarify value proposition

Develop business model

Customer Validation


Sunday, April 28, 2024

Field test/Finalize product



Pitch practice

Mentors check-in

Presetations to judges

Judges breakout


Award ceremony

Closing reception

Register for TechXpedition

The cost to participate is $10 to help cover the cost of meals, which will be provided throughout the weekend. It will be held at Babcock High School (43301 Cypress Pkwy, Punta Gorda, FL 33982).

Thanks for registering to our event. See you there!

Thanks to our sponsors

Thanks to all the sponsors who support TechXpedition! Your commitment to entrepreneurship and supporting our mission to build the entrepreneurship ecosystem in SWFL has been invaluable.

Below, we would like to acknowledge each sponsor for their support:

  • Babcock Ranch: Your dedication to TechXpedition is evident through your active participation in our event. We sincerely appreciate your support and commitment to helping us achieve our goals.

  • Florida Gulf Coast University: Thank you for providing essential resources and funding that are crucial for the success of our event. Your contribution has enabled us to execute a well-organized and impactful event that will benefit all who attend.

Once again, thank you for your generous sponsorship and unwavering support. Together, we are making a difference.

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