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Tech professionals across Greater Boston are planning to take the day off on Wednesday September 10, but they’re not playing hooky. Hundreds of companies—from the Innovation and Financial Districts, to the Seaport—have formed teams of volunteers to donate an estimated 10,000 collective hours of community service, all in one day.
Recently named one of our city’s top leaders in Boston’s Business Journal’s 40 Under 40, Mr. Rob May has led Backupify to establish itself as the leader in backup and recovery solutions for SaaS applications. He takes a grounded, heartfelt approach to entrepreneurship and we were lucky enough to chat with him about leadership, work-life balance, and what it means to give back.
It was only seven o'clock on Wednesday night and folks were already climbing on tabletops. The Somerville Tech Pub Crawl was just getting underway, and although there were still hours of fun ahead of us, energy was high from the start. Here's a recap of the event, and don't forget to check out the photo album.
Boston's booming tech ecosystem, brimming with innovative talent and creative ideas, has remained an untapped problem-solving resource for city government—until now. Matthew Mayrl, Boston's Deputy CIO, chat with TUGG about all things HubHacks.
Big news! Our buddy Jay Acunzo over at NextView Ventures has been working hard to bring you TUGG's official podcast! #TechitFwd is a new compelling series that tells the unique stories of Boston's innovative tech companies and social entrepreneurs. Our very first episode, aptly titled Origins, features a fascinating interview with none other than TUGG founder, Jeff Fagnan.
Nobody pub crawls quite like a techie. Join us in Somerville on Wednesday night August 7th for the (free!) Tech Pub Crawl & Scavenger hunt from 6-11pm. For every drink or food item you buy, TUGG's sponsors will donate a portion of the proceeds to Boston's own YouthCITIES.
When it comes to building an effective enthusiastic nonprofit board, John Simon is the go-to guy for expert advice. Mr. Simon and I met for a fascinating Q&A chat about importing ideas, taking risks, and why you don’t have to be über experienced to land a leading seat on a nonprofit board.
Boston’s tech professionals, CEOs, innovators, and investors all had a chance to relive their athletic glory days on the track, in the gym & dance studio, even on a towering inflatable obstacle course at olympic-style 2nd Annual Entrepreneur Games. Over 700 people, nearly twice as many participants as last year, raised $75,500 to benefit BUILD Boston's youth entrepreneurship programs.
Even though rolling fog and drizzle greeted us the morning of the 3rd Annual Innovation District Baggo Tournament, fama PR wasn’t going to let a little rain stand in the way of hosting a good time for a good cause. Friday’s ridiculously fun tournament involved teams of two (representing 30 great companies) alternately tossing beanbags, socializing, and enjoying cocktails & snacks, all to benefit YouthCITIES.
As if competitive darts, bouncy obstacles courses, and mini golf weren’t enough of a reason to get out of the office on Thursday, June 19 also marks the climactic end of Boston’s Idea Week, which means a huge party is afoot. To celebrate this week’s successful idea labs, medical hacks, drones, and of course the Entrepreneur Games, TUGG has teamed up with Idea Week and Future Boston Alliance to host the Ideas Never End: Boston Idea Week Closing Party.