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Interested in sponsoring the TUGG Makes Boston? Contact community@tugg.org.

Watch the video below to see what the biggest party in Boston tech is all about! Great cause, great people, great memories.


It all started nearly ten years ago with twenty young VCs and tech entrepreneurs in a conference room, meeting in support of Year Up, drinking wine that was way above their pay grade. A wine connoisseur had posed a challenge to the attendees: find a way to engage both the tech community and social organizations at the same time. A beneficiary of YearUp attended, and when he started talking about their work, the room went quiet; the message was that powerful. These people got together for a social occasion, but the poignance of this nonprofits's story became the center of attention.

The attendees at that original gathering wondered, "How can we give the same experience to the broader community? A way for the tech community to get to know these incredible nonprofits in a fun, social setting?" That's how the Wine Party was born, by putting small batch wine, awesome people in the tech community, and up and coming nonprofits in the same room and letting the magic happen.

As the 30-something founders and venture capitalists became 40-something parents and mentors, the tech startups that were the founding sponsors of the Wine Party began to invite all of their younger employees to become part of the night. TUGG's audience was changing, so we tested out a change to our party by adding tequila. We ran out of inventory in an hour! In 2016 we boasted nearly 2,000 guests and our community raised $200K+ in one night for their favorite fledgling charities. 

Have questions? Contact TUGG at events@tugg.org