Get ready to get down if you’re a member of the Boston Tech community on March 13th at Royale Nightclub at 6pm. 

TUGG (Technology Underwriting Greater Good) is hosting its 8th Annual Tech Charity Wine Party and it is already set to be bigger and badder than all years past. Our community is on pace to easily break $300k raised for local non-profit ventures this year and will surpass 1,200 in attendance two weeks from now – both new record highs. Get tickets here.

“Each year the TUGG community gets stronger.  The tech ecosystem becomes more engaged with start-up non-profits and more people are exposed to and participate in TUGG events,” said Jeff Fagnan, co-founder of TUGG and a partner at Atlas Venture.  “The annual Wine Party is essentially a platform for members of the tech community to interact with and support local non-profits in a social environment, with the goal being to encourage more direct involvement with the non-profits in the future.”

The lineup of local non-profits at the event are Build BostonCatie’s ClosetDoc WayneQuest AdventuresrightsideScience from Scientists, and YouthHarbors.

This year’s event is put on by a fantastic host committee that invites all companies in our innovation community to get tickets and join us for a great night.  The committee includes:

  • Lars Albright (CEO, Session M)
  • Matt Bellows (CEO, Yesware)
  • Wayne Chang (CEO, Crashlytics)
  • Dan Primack (Author, Fortune)
  • Jon Karlen (General Partner, Flybridge Capital Partners)
  • Adam Marcus (Managing Director, OpenView Venture Partners)
  • Ryan Moore (Partner, Atlas Venture)
  • Patrick Morley (CEO, Bit9)
  • Anna Palmer (CEO, Fashion Project)
  • Jason Robins (CEO, DraftKings)
  • Scott Savitz (Managing Partner, Data Point Capital)
  • Fred Shilmover (CEO, InsightSquared)
  • Adam Valkin (Managing Director, General Catalyst Partners)

So please move quickly and get your tickets this week as we do have a limited amount. And if your company is an active member of the tech and innovation community and is in to giving back to those in the greater Boston area, learn more about hosting a TUGG MicroFederated Event below.

Disclosure: I’m a member of TUGG’s board of directors.

TUGG MicroFederated Events

TUGG has expanded its reach through MicroFederated Events, a platform that connects for-profit organizations directly with TUGG’s portfolio of non-profit organizations to run programs that raise awareness and funds.  TUGG provides a framework and resources to make the fundraiser a success from marketing to its tech network for participation, support and volunteers, to promoting the event through its social media channels, site selection assistance, registration/payment options and much more.

“Partnering with TUGG on a MicroFederated event is like plugging into a network of resources,” said Ayele Shakur, executive director of Build Boston.  “The Entrepreneur Games is an incredibly fun, high energy event which helps widen the circle of friends around BUILD Boston; not only to raise money, but to attract mentors and other volunteers to get involved with our students.  We’re thrilled to be partnering with TUGG again this year.”

“More than just writing a check, partnering with a non-profit on a fundraising program is personal and meaningful, and it fits well with the people and the culture at our firm,” said Adam Marcus, managing director at OpenView Partners and part of the host committee for the Wine Party.  “TUGG makes it easy for us to connect with non-profits, strengthen  those relationships and execute successful fundraising events.”

“Many of the entrepreneurs and organizations that support us are eager to become more involved directly with our non-profits, but are not experienced fundraisers or event producers,” said David Brown, executive director of TUGG. “This program provides the toolkit and expertise to spin up an event quickly and effectively. In true TUGG fashion the efforts are ‘by the community and for the community,’ forging stronger for-profit/non-profit partnerships in the process.”