The event brought together tech startups and the community that supports them, all the way from interns to VCs! C.A. Webb, the Executive Director of the New England Venture Capital Association said, "I'm blown away by what an incredible and diverse crowd turned out for our first Urban Beach Bash - students, startups and investors all eager to connect with one another. We look forward to hosting this again next year in conjunction with the other programming we do to help educate and connect interns and startups."
Startups ranging from Dunwello to Acquia and ReferralMob to Toast came out to party and network. Sarah Castle and Cameron Olshansky, of Toast were scouring for talent at the event, introducing themselves to interns and telling them more about the all-in-one restaurant management company. Luke George, an intern at Dunwello (an internship he found through TechGen), said, "From playing baggo with fledgling companies to talking about the status of rising entrepreneurship in non-technical universities with City of Boston startup czar Rory Cuddyer, the rain could not keep Urban Beach from being a refreshing networking event - it was a blast!"
All in all, despite a few bursts of rain, the crowd’s spirit and want to party couldn’t be dampened. “These are true New Englander’s,” Sarah Sherburne noted as Acquia interns powered through a little rain to beat each other at baggo.
Thanks to all who came out to support the tech startup community, TechGen and the interns who are the next round of talent making a splash in Boston. Hopefully we’ll see you at the remainder of the events we have scheduled this summer and we can't wait for #UrbanBeach16!