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, the teams will create product prototypes and develop comprehensive business plans under a very tight deadline. 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 $35 to help cover the cost of meals, which will be provided throughout the weekend. The registration will close on March 31st, 2024.
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 email@example.com.
TechXpedition 2024 to be held at Babcock High School (43301 Cypress Pkwy, Punta Gorda, FL 33982)
4 pm - 8 pm
8:30 am - 6 pm
8:30 am - 7 pm
Friday, April 26, 2024
Idea Pitches (1-minute each)
Group Voting/Short listing
Saturday, April 27, 2024
Iterate product as needed
Build presentation deck
Build and test ideas
Clarify value proposition
Develop business model
Sunday, April 28, 2024
Field test/Finalize product
Presetations to judges
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.