TUGG Makes Boston Event to Grant $140,000 to Six Local Non-Profits

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TUGG, the non-profit arm of Boston’s tech community, today announced details around the organization’s TUGG Makes Boston event, the 11th Annual Wine and Tequila Party. The event brings the Boston tech community together to raise funds and support six local startup non-profits to propel social innovation.

     

WHAT:

TUGG Makes Boston, the 11th Annual Wine and Tequila Party, is the largest party in Boston tech. The newest members of the TUGG family, Mbadika, Tech Goes Home and Media Girls, will be introduced to event-goers alongside current portfolio non-profits First Teacher, Resilient Coders and WeThrive. Attendees will learn about each organization’s mission and cast a vote so their favorite non-profit can take home $10,000 - $50,000.

Here are TUGG’s newest non-profits:

  • Mbadika provides hardware and engineering workshops for under-resourced youth to inspire young innovators and entrepreneurs;
  • Tech Goes Home is an initiative that brings digital access and basic technology training to underserved families as an entryway to the digital age;
  • Media Girls empowers middle school girls to know their self-worth and to utilize social media to take a stand on meaningful issues.

WHERE:

  The Innovation and Design Building
25 Drydock Avenue
Boston, MA 02210
 

WHEN:

March 23, 2017, 6:30 - 11:30pm ET
 

WHO:

TUGG and more than 1,500 entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, philanthropists and other members of Boston’s innovation economy
 

TICKETS:

Tickets are $100 each and can be purchased here.

 

“We’re thrilled to introduce Mbadika, Tech Goes Home, and Media Girls at the largest Boston tech party of the year,” said TUGG Managing Director Elizabeth Dobrska. “TUGG Makes Boston has been a launching pad for some of the region’s best social entrepreneurs and this year’s group looks promising. We selected each non-profit based on their strong leadership, impactful social innovation, potential to scale and ability to effectively serve and inspire local youth. We invite the Boston tech and innovation community to join us in support of these non-profits and enjoy an incredible night out together.”

Uber, the exclusive transportation partner of TUGG Makes Boston, will be providing free rides to and from the party with a special promo code. Other partners include AVION Tequila, bevi, Attend.com, GladlyDo, KillerBoomBox, NM Events, Powell and Mahoney, Sharingbox and Veloxity. To learn more about the event and purchase tickets, visit http://tugg.org/wineparty/.

About TUGG
TUGG (Technology Underwriting Greater Good) is the non-profit arm of Boston’s tech community that connects New England's tech entrepreneurs with the riskiest social enterprises serving local under-resourced youth through entrepreneurial, educational, and life experiences. TUGG is one of the only funders of experimental youth programming in Boston. To learn more, visit tugg.org and follow @TUGGorg on Twitter.

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Business Wire: 13:00 GMT Monday 20th March 2017

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