Tech Gives Back 2018: Big Changes. Bigger Impact.

Tech Gives Back turns 8 this year and, like the Boston Innovation ecosystem that we support, we’ve made some important improvements to the event that will make it bigger than ever! We are expanding Tech Gives Back to three full days of service (October 16th, 17th, and 18th) with a variety of different projects aimed at maximizing our impact across the city. 

What kinds of projects can your team sign up for? Glad you asked.

Tech Gives Back is going to have over 2,000 total volunteer opportunities at 50+ nonprofits, schools, and offices around Boston. STEM workshops, urban beautification, and a litany of opportunities offer single volunteers and teams a variety of project options that will greatly impact the region. It’s free to volunteer for Tech Gives Back but businesses that sponsor a team receive official Tech Gives Back t-shirts for their team, choice of projects, and free admission to the Tech Gives Back after party

Most importantly, you'll be a participant in the largest and most impactful Tech service event in the world! Interested nonprofits should reach out right away to learn how they can get involved.

Remember Guppy Tank, the half-day hackathon we brought to 10 classrooms in the Boston Public School system last year? This year, I’m excited to share that we are able to scale the program to 20 schools and 400 students this year! TUGG is partnering with our friends at Building Impact to bring this year's program to life. We are currently looking for host companies that want to host a Guppy Tank and help children learn about the opportunities that exist in our great tech ecosystem. Guppy Tank is an awesome corporate opportunity so reach to me directly at mike@tugg.org if you’d like to learn more.

Lastly, we are pumped to announce that the Tech Gives Back After Party is going to be held at this year's Entrepreneur Games on October 18th. We’re working with our friends at BUILD to provide anyone that participates in Tech Gives Back with a free spectator ticket which includes unlimited food and beverages to finish off a great week of service cheering on peers, colleagues and friends. 

Tech Gives Back is the largest corporate service day of the year in Boston; in fact, the model is so successful that cities across the US, including NYC and San Francisco, are replicating it. This year's multi-day event is going to be one for the history books so make sure your company reaches out soon for sponsorships and to book your volunteer dates and projects.

Email mike@tugg.org to get your nonprofit or company on board for Tech Gives Back.