Beta Boston Article: Meet the four tech-company founders running their first marathon for local charities


Beta Boston Article: Meet the four tech-company founders running their first marathon for local charities

Meet the four tech-company founders running their first marathon for local charities

Beta Boston Article published on 3/27/15 by Dennis Keohane

One of the first groups to begin raising money for victims of the Boston Marathon bombings was a collection of founders, venture capitalists, and employees from the local tech and innovation community, and startup- and entrepreneur-focused nonprofit TUGG helped lead that effort.

As a way of saying thanks, the Boston Athletic Association gaveTUGG four entries to this year’s Marathon.

So what did TUGG decide to do? The organization, which helps nonprofits that focus on everything from science programs for girls to entrepreneurial education for inner city students, put the entries toward its mission of boosting other local causes.

For this year’s Boston Marathon, TUGG has enlisted four local tech executives, none of whom have ever run a marathon before, who will each run in the name of one of the TUGG-related charities.

In addition to raising money through the runners, TUGG also has plans for what it is calling the Startup Mile, for which it hopes to have employees from many Boston-based startups at Mile 18 on Commonwealth Avenue in Newton cheering on the four runners.

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