This post is for people who want to get drunk with Boston VCs and help charity at the same time. For free.
Atlas Venture and General Catalyst are throwing a charity wine party in Boston on Thursday, October 22, 2009 at 6pm. You can buy tickets at TUGG’s site and learn more in this Xconomy article. VCs from about 10 Boston funds will be attending: Spark, Battery, CRV, etc.
They’ve given us 5 free tickets to give away (they’re normally $150) and we’re running a contest to give them away: Where do you think the money should go this year? Last year, the party raised $40K for Build, a Silicon Valley non-profit that helps students start small businesses.
Send your idea to email@example.com or tweet it with the #tugg tag. We’ll give free tickets to the 5 best ideas. Even if you don’t know where the money should go, send a note to say hello and introduce yourself.
Atlas Venture is now supporting Venture Hacks. That’s another way of saying they’re sponsoring us. But I like the idea behind “support” better. It’s more like the Hewlett Foundation sponsoring PBS, and less like P&G buying an ad on Days of our Lives.
Frankly, Atlas has supported us financially for quite a long time; I was an EIR at Atlas while I was getting Venture Hacks started. Many other firms and people have also supported us financially and otherwise — we need to figure out a way to thank them soon.