Photos: TUGG Makes Boston, the 11th Annual Wine and Tequila Party

Check out the scenes from the March 23, 2017 event at The Innovation and Design Building

TUGG (Technology Underwriting the Greater Good), the nonprofit arm of Boston’s tech community that connects and engages New England’s tech entrepreneurs with social enterprises serving local under-resourced youth, hosted TUGG Makes Boston, their 11th Annual Wine and Tequila Party, on March 23, 2017 at The Innovation and Design Building. The party was attended by close to 2,000 entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and techies who came together to enjoy a great night for some amazing causes. $140,000 in grant funding was distributed to 6 innovative social enterprises, and the crowd voted for their two favorites in hopes that they would win the top $50,000 grants. The new nonprofit winner was MEDIA GIRLS, a program that shows girls and young women how to use social media to share their authentic selves, post positive content, develop their critical thinking, and take a stand on meaningful issues while learning marketing skills. The returning nonprofit winner was Resilient Coders, a digital design and development agency that teaches people in their teens and early twenties from low-income areas in Boston and Cambridge how to code.

Zoe Antetakis (Executive Director, TUGG), Elizabeth Dobrska (Managing Director, TUGG) / Photo by Christine Belsky

Zoe Antetakis (Executive Director, TUGG), Elizabeth Dobrska (Managing Director, TUGG) / Photo by Christine Belsky

Elizabeth Dobrska (Managing Director, TUGG), Jeff Fagnan (Partner @ Accomplice, Founder @ TUGG) / Photo by Christine Belsky

Elizabeth Dobrska (Managing Director, TUGG), Jeff Fagnan (Partner @ Accomplice, Founder @ TUGG) / Photo by Christine Belsky

DJ E Dubble / Photo by Jourdan Christopher, Transformative Culture Project

DJ E Dubble / Photo by Jourdan Christopher, Transformative Culture Project

Packed venue / Photo by Jourdan Christopher, Transformative Culture Project

Packed venue / Photo by Jourdan Christopher, Transformative Culture Project

Sonciary Honnoll (VP of Brands and Co-Founder at Promoboxx) and other members of TUGG’s Boston Marathon team / Photo by Jourdan Christopher, Transformative Culture Project

Sonciary Honnoll (VP of Brands and Co-Founder at Promoboxx) and other members of TUGG’s Boston Marathon team / Photo by Jourdan Christopher, Transformative Culture Project

Chase Garbarino (co-founder VentureApp), Greg Gomer (co-founder VentureApp), Jess Garbarino (co-founder Brunswick Park) / Photo by Jourdan Christopher, Transformative Culture Project

Chase Garbarino (co-founder VentureApp), Greg Gomer (co-founder VentureApp), Jess Garbarino (co-founder Brunswick Park) / Photo by Jourdan Christopher, Transformative Culture Project

New TUGG Portfolio $50k grant winner Media Girls / Photo by Christine Belsky

New TUGG Portfolio $50k grant winner Media Girls / Photo by Christine Belsky

Returning TUGG Portfolio $50k grant winner Resilient Coders / Photo by Christine Belsky

Returning TUGG Portfolio $50k grant winner Resilient Coders / Photo by Christine Belsky

Party goers trying out the Sharingbox photo booth / Photo by Christine Belsky

Party goers trying out the Sharingbox photo booth / Photo by Christine Belsky




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