Charity ping pong tournament TechPong returns to Vancouver November 7

Vancouver tech charity event TechPong is returning for its sixth year, inviting the city’s tech community, including tech leaders, recruiters, and employees, to raise money for charity.

This year, the event is expected to draw in over 1,000 people from Vancouver’s ecosystem, and raise $100,000.

Organized each year by Charitable Impact (CHIMP), the event invites attendees to battle it out in singles or doubles teams, or sit back and watch the action. Teams must raise a minimum of $2,000 for a charity of choice using CHIMP’s service, in order to enter one player into the singles tournament, and two players into the doubles tournament. Once teams have signed up, TechPong will help set up a campaign page for each team to facilitate fundraising.

“Vancouver is one of the world’s greatest cities with an equally important and booming tech industry,” said John Bromley, founder and CEO of CHIMP. “TechPong has emerged as a leading industry event where it comes together for a night of fun and for a chance to make a positive contribution to the community.”

The event also allows participants to network with tech leaders and peers from across Vancouver, from companies like Samsung, Bananatag, Clio, Copperleaf Inc., Shopify, and PayByPhone. Sponsors of this year’s event include Switchboard, VanHack, Parallel 49, and the Vancouver Whitecaps Football Club.

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Each team’s campaign will capture the total sum of all contributions made to each fundraiser. The campaign can be used as a team’s only fundraising page, or teams can invite individuals to create supporting “Giving Groups,” or standalone fundraising pages. To qualify for TechPong, teams must meet the minimum fundraising requirement by midnight on October 31, one week before the tournament.

Last year’s event raised nearly $60,000 for charities like Plenty of Plates, the Canadian Mental Health Association BC, Covenant House Vancouver, and the BC Cancer Foundation. This year, the event is expected to draw in over 1,000 people from Vancouver’s ecosystem, and raise $100,000. At the time of publication, the event has raised over $10,000. This year’s event will take place at Science World, on November 7.

Use the code “betakit10” to buy your tickets for TechPong at a 10% discount.

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Isabelle Kirkwood

Isabelle Kirkwood

Isabelle is a Vancouver-based writer with 5+ years of experience in communications and journalism and a lifelong passion for telling stories. For over two years, she has reported on all sides of the Canadian startup ecosystem, from landmark venture deals to public policy, telling the stories of the founders putting Canadian tech on the map.

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