The Fall Newsletter: Paintball, Ping Pong, Dance Parties, and More

Happy Autumn TUGGers!

It's the season of falling leaves, football, and pumpkin pie, and we've got lots to share with you! In this week's newsletter you'll see our fun lineup of upcoming events, exciting community news, and even more great opportunities to give back and get involved.

Boston tech kicked off September with our 4th Annual Tech Gives Back, and we're so grateful to all who made the day of service a success! Below you'll find a quick recap of the event, along with a colorful photo album so you can relive all the action. The crisp fall air is perfect for our upcoming outdoor paintball tournament too, and it's time to dig out those dancing shoes for a charity dance-a-thon! From ping pong to hackathons and holiday parties, you're warmly invited to join us as we create a season to remember. 

Thanks for reading, and we look forward to seeing you at our next event! 


Krysta VoskowskyCommunity & Events Manager

Photo courtesy of Dig Boston

Photo courtesy of Dig Boston

Shake Yo' Money Maker Dance-a-thon

Come bust out your best moves and raise money for charity! On October 23rd, meet us at The Estate for six hours of awesome tunes, cocktail reception, dance lessons, and more, all for a great cause. The longer you dance, the more they donate! This event is for guests age 21 and up. 

The Great Startup Paintball Tournament

Saturday October 4, 2014

9am - 4pm

P&L Paintball - Bridgewater, MA 

Put on your game face (and a mask). Join us for a paintball tournament hosted with Fancred, Skyhook Wireless, and Objective Logistics to support our Tech Gives Back 2014 winners, Resilient Coders. Guns, paintballs, protective gear, food, beer, and transport included. 

Want to play? Email for more information. 

Civic Tech Challenge

Saturday November 1, 2014


The Microsoft NERD Center - Cambridge, MA

Help the students of Generation Citizen develop technological solutions to community issues in this one-day hackathon. 

Ping Pong Tournament

Wednesday November 5, 2014

Boston, MA

Grab your paddles and prepare to be reigning champions. 

Tech Holiday Co-Party V

Tuesday December 16, 2014

Boston, MA

You co-work, so why not co-party? If you're a Boston-area startup who likes to party, but you're too small to host a holiday shin dig of your own, join us on Tuesday evening December 16th for an old fashioned wintertime bash. More details coming soon. 

Boston Marathon 2015


Monday April 20, 2015

Thanks to Boston Marathon sponsor John Hancock and the Boston Athletic Association, we have 4 exclusive bib numbers to award to select applicants. If you're a qualified runner but didn't make the cut, please consider applying to run on behalf of TUGG. (More details on the application process coming soon.) Or, if you're just an enthusiastic fan of TUGG and you'd like to use your existing 2015 Boston Marathon bib number to represent us, we'd love to help you through your every step of your training and provide ongoing support with fundraising. Please email  to get started. 

Do the KIND Thing: National Grant Competition

Today (it only takes a few seconds) - September 30, 2014

Help Revolution of Hope win a $10,000 grant in the national competition called Do The KIND Thing sponsored by KIND healthy snacks. This nonprofit transforms the lives of at risk youth through a conservatory level music program, and they are currently in the top 5 rankings of the contest. Voting runs until the end of this month. Take a moment to support this great organization! Vote here.

Master Slam IV: The Future of Higher Education

Wednesday October 8, 2014

6:30 - 9pm

WeWork Fort Point - Boston, MA

In honor of the new school year, The Master Slam has partnered with General Assembly to host an brand new debate of educational proportions! Get ready for a fresh class of competitors who will entertain and enlighten you while you enjoy after school snacks and delicious Harpoon beer. Proceeds will benefit Generation Citizen, a nonprofit that teaches teenagers how to take effective political action through an innovative, in-class curriculum working with local leaders to fix local problems.

Launch Party: Arts Connect International

Thursday October 9, 2014

6 - 10pm

The Estate - Boston, MA

Celebrate the launch of ACI's Artist-in-Residence & Rising Artist program with an amazing evening full of art, entertainment, libations and fun. All of ACI's artists will be in attendance to share their visions with you, and discuss how collectively we can all build the global inclusion movement through democratizing art. Arts Connect International is a Boston-based non-profit organization that cultivates and connects leaders in the arts field committed to cultural inclusion and social equity on a global scale.

Calling All Coders

Wednesday October 15, 2014

6 - 8pm

Resilient Coders - (50 Milk Street, 17th floor) Boston, MA

You're invited to an informal meeting to chat about the Resilient Coders program, what it looks like, and how you can help out. Don't worry, showing up does not denote commitment. Stop by, eat food, ask questions, and just get a sense for how you can bring tech education to students who aren't currently exposed to it.

Books for a Buck: "Dolloween" Sale

Saturday October 18, 2014

9am - 6pm

More Than Words Warehouse Bookstore - Boston, MA

Books, DVD's, CD's, vintage records, and more: everything in the store will be $1. Dollar Day is happening exclusively at their South End location, and there'll be trick-or-treats, face painting, and a Halloween costume contest! Proceeds empower youth who are in the foster care system, court involved, homeless, or out of school to take charge of their lives by taking charge of a business. Want clear out your bookshelves? They're also taking donations! Click here to learn more. 

Science Club for Girls: Catalyst Award & 20th Anniversary Celebration

Monday October 27, 2014

6 - 8pm

 The Marriott Hotel - Newton, MA

Join the Science Club for Girls as they celebrate the champions of diversity and inclusion in STEM! All proceeds support this nonprofit's free, hands-on programs for K-12 girls in Boston, Cambridge, Lawrence and Newton. 

2014 TOYL Awards: Ten Outstanding Young Leaders

Wednesday October 29, 2014

3:30 - 7:30pm

 The Westin Waterfront Hotel - Boston, MA

Jonathan Feinman, Founder & Executive Director of InnerCity Weightlifting (winners of Tech Gives Back 2014) has been named an Outstanding Young Leader by the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce. Celebrate with Jon and the Chamber at this year's prestigious TOYL awards. Click here to learn more.

BuildFest 2014: Annual Gala & Student Business Expo

Thursday October 30, 2014

6 - 10pm

 The Westin Copley Place - Boston, MA

Join the lovely folks at BUILD to celebrate youth entrepreneurship and support their annual fundraiser!  BUILDFest 2014 will feature: a student business expo with unique products, music, an open bar, dinner and fun! Click here for more details.

5th Annual Dream Big! Sports Gala & Auction

Friday November 14, 2014

6 - 10pm

Fenway Park State Street Pavilion & EMC Club - Boston, MA

Dream Big! is celebrating their 5th Anniversary and we hope you will join them at the 5th Annual Dream Big! Sports Gala & Auction. The event will benefit the wonderful work they do to provide girls living in low-income situations with the basic items (equipment, uniforms, footwear, sports attire) and program fees needed to participate in sports & physical activities that contribute to their health, education and overall well-being. For more details, click here

This was our biggest day of service yet! 

On September 10th, we--along with Silicon Valley Bank--invited Boston's tech community to take the day off and help us volunteer at over 40 different job sites across the city. And Boston tech answered our call with unparalleled enthusiasm and elbow grease. 

Painting walls, cleaning up parks, building websites, sorting donations, and more. We did it all:

To celebrate all that work, we all gathered afterward for a giant block party at the Lawn on D. Everyone enjoyed meeting the nonprofits, dancing to live music, sampling all the free food & drink offerings, playing corn-hole, and gliding through the air on glowing swings. We'd like to extend a huge thanks to all the amazing people who made the party the day of service a success. 

Check out all the action in our photo album

We'd also like to warmly thank our generous sponsors that made it all possible.