A Company that Will Outlast Us

The second post of our #TUGG10 series looks back at 2007, the year that marketing giant, Hubspot raised its first institutional round of funding. Since then the company has IPO'd and solidified its place in Boston tech history, not only because of its success but also because of its commitment to build a company rooted in a sense of community.

"HubSpot's aim from the start was to build a company that would outlast us. We set out to transform how organizations market and sell to match how modern customers shop and buy. In parallel, we wanted to build a company that redefined work to match how people actually want to live and work on a daily basis. Our culture has been a key ingredient in helping our company and customers grow, as has being part of the Boston tech community--we feel lucky to be building a global company headquartered here every day."  - Brian Halligan & Dharmesh Shah, Co-Founders Hubspot

Interested in sponsoring TUGG's 10th Annual Wine & Tequila Party?
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#TUGG10: A Look at 2006 with Veracode

We're Celebrating 10 Years of TUGG and the Tech Community Coming Together!

Always in Your Corner

In our kick-off #TUGG10 post we are looking back at our very first Wine Party and highlighting long time partner, Veracode. Thank you Veracode for your contributions and leadership to our community!

"When I think about why philanthropy is a core part of Veracode’s company culture, all I have to do is take a look around. Veracode’s employees are an incredibly philanthropic group – giving back is a thread that runs through all of our team. Whether they are participating in Tech Gives Back, shaving heads with hack/reduce for St. Baldrick’s, or coming together to help a colleague’s family in need, when asked to help, Veracode employees always show up and step up. We’ve been a supporter of TUGG for 10 years and are excited to see what the next 10 years bring!" - Bob Brennan, CEO Veracode

Interested in sponsoring TUGG's 10th Annual Wine & Tequila Party?
Email Zoe Anetakis (zoe@accomplice.co) for more info!



#TUGG10 Looks Back at 10 Years in Boston Tech

Save the date TUGGers!

Save the date! We're celebrating TUGG’s 10th Annual Wine & Tequila Party on Thursday, April 7, 2016. Join us in support of social innovation at the largest celebration of Boston’s tech community under one roof, on one night.

TUGG is the community engagement platform that connects New England's tech entrepreneurs with socially innovative organizations serving local under-resourced youth. Over the last 10 years, TUGG has grown alongside Boston’s tech community.

To commemorate this special anniversary year of our famed Wine & Tequila Party, we're launching a series called #TUGG10. For the ten weeks leading up to the party we'll be highlighting friends of TUGG and Boston tech companies that were founded in the ten years from 2006 to 2016.

Every Monday, starting on February 1, we’ll feature a post from TUGG’s supporters in the tech community that were founded (or funded) in the years between 2006 and 2016. First up will be Veracode, a friend of TUGG’s for 10 years!


We know TUGGers are a competitive lot, and we are here to whet your appetite (pun intended).

Follow along each week and participate in our weekly twitter contests. Winners will receive a bottle from each of our supporting vineyards (each bottle retails at ~$100) and will be entered into our grand prize drawing at the Wine & Tequila Party.

Starting February 1 we’ll be tweeting out one question at noon every day of the week, Monday through Friday. The first person to guess the correct answer will be entered into a drawing for that week. Each Friday we’ll announce a winner. Questions will be (mostly) centered around Boston tech company history.

All winners from every week will be entered into our grand prize drawing the night of the Wine & Tequila Party. So a note to all you winos, follow @TUGGorg on twitter and set your calendar reminders to noon every day and remember to participate for your chance to win some fancy booze!

Note: To win you must follow @TUGGOrg and use #TUGG10.

Recommend a Nonprofit

What’s a Wine Party without the nonprofits? We’re seeking three new nonprofits to feature at our Wine Party and we need your help to find them! They’ll be in the running to walk away with $50K in grant funding, which you and other attendees will choose at the party.

We’re looking for innovative New England-based organizations operating for less than 5 years, with budgets under $300,000, and a focus on helping under-resourced youth.

Know of a kick-ass non-profit that could benefit from this cash and exposure? Submit your recommendation here.

Share this post with your friends to help spread the love about #TUGG10 and give your peeps a chance to win!

Interested in sponsoring the Wine & Tequila Party?
Email Zoe Anetakis (zoe@accomplice.co) for more info!

Lights, Camera, Action! PressPass TV is Making Moves

Lights, Camera, Action! PressPass TV is Making Moves

Press Pass TV educates, employs and empowers youth from all backgrounds through media education, production, and character development. In their Network(ed) program they partner with an incredible array of teaching artists, engineers, and entrepreneurs to bring photography, video, design, music and dance programming to schools and organizations. AND they just joined TUGG's portfolio!