This Tuesday night, 500 members of the Toronto tech and startup community will gather at the Courthouse to connect, network, and raise money for charity. Now in its second year, #TOTechBash donates all event proceeds to Not Impossible Labs, which is dedicated to improving worldwide healthcare using open source and maker technology.
Founded by Matthew Potter and Caroline McGregor, #TOTechBash has strong ties to the Toronto developer and maker communities, for which Potter and McGregor have organized many events and meetups. Informing me that the event has already hit 200% of its fundraising goal, McGregor said that “the outpouring of support [from the community] has been overwhelming.”
#TOTechBash is also an opportunity for the Toronto community to celebrate itself. Local makers will be on hand showcasing installations, and #TOTechBash will be giving away awards to Toronto tech contributors that were nominated through a partnership via blogTO.
If you’re hoping to attend, you may be out of luck, as McGregor indicated to me that tickets are now sold out (try tweeting her very nicely). However, those interested in raising money for a good cause can still donate on the event’s Indiegogo page.