This year’s event is scheduled for November 7 at The Sinclair, a gastropub and music venue located in famed Harvard Square (Cambridge).
Tickets to the event available for Boston’s Battle of Tech Rockstars event for individuals and groups, while opportunities for additional companies to donate to Tech Tackles Cancer are open.
In its 9th year, Tech Tackles Cancer has raised over $3 million for organizations that advance cancer research and support pediatric patients with outreach programs. The non-profit organization has already garnered $100,000 in donations and corporate sponsorships for the November 7 event at The Sinclair, with a goal set at $250,000. Infinidat is a Gold Sponsor of Tech Tackles Cancer Boston.
Donations will go directly to 2 organizations: St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a volunteer-powered charity committed to funding research for childhood cancers, and One Mission, a pediatric cancer charity that does whatever it takes to get kids through cancer treatment.
Infinidat is one of several IT vendors involved in the Tech Tackles Cancer efforts. Reflecting its commitment to giving back to the local community where the company’s employees, channel partners, and customers live and work, the vendor is a member on the volunteer-led steering committee that oversees and plans the organization’s activities. Infinidat has its US HQs in Waltham, MA and is a strong participant in the Boston area tech community.
“This year has been an exciting time of international expansion of Tech Tackles Cancer, reaching more of a geographically diverse audience with the opportunity to support and connect with this worthy cause,” said Sapna Capoor, director of global communications, Infinidat. “The launch of the London, UK, event last May initiated a new phase of growth to accelerate fundraising and corporate sponsorships across multiple continents. This upcoming Boston event will cap off a transatlantic partnership of multinational tech companies coming together to make a real difference for the benefit of sick kids and finish 2023 strong.”
The inaugural global event in London was held on May 24, 2023, at the popular Omeara nightclub. It saw UK and US technology leaders battle it out on stage through live music performances raising over £100,000. Tech Tackles Cancer London 2023 benefitted Children with Cancer UK, a childhood cancer charities, with a vision of a world where every child survives cancer. All of the money raised through sponsorship and fundraising efforts went directly to Children with Cancer UK to fund life-saving research and support children and their families through treatment and beyond.
Watch and Give Online
Tech executives will put on their “rock star” acts as musical performers on stage in Boston, backed by a live band, to compete in the head-to-head Battle of the Tech Rockstars competition. The live audience and spectators watching the performances online will be able to vote for their favorite performances. The event will be livestreamed from the Tech Tackles Cancer website and at https://evt.live/tech-tackles-cancer-boston-2023.
“It will be a great honor for me to take the microphone on stage at Tech Tackles Cancer Boston and sing my heart out to support the children who need our help,” said Bob Elliott, VP of storage sales, Mainline Information Systems, Inc. “This is our time to come together as a high tech industry and create positive change in the world. Our partnership with Infinidat opened up this opportunity for me to be a ‘rock star’ for a few hours. Although I’ll be keeping my day job of orchestrating enterprise IT solutions to solve customer challenges, this will be a night to remember. I hope everyone can support this very worthy cause.“
Christopher Lynch, CEO, AtScale, and the visionary behind Tech Tackles Cancer, reinforced the organization’s mission: “Tech Tackles Cancer harnesses the power of the technology industry to raise awareness and funds to help sick children and their families and advance cancer research. We are imparting a sense of giving back to the next gen of technology leaders, encouraging them to prioritize philanthropy alongside their careers. I invite everyone to support the performers and the companies that are participating in Tech Tackles Cancer.“