Techpong Tournament of Startups Raises $72,000 for Refugee Crisis

Techpong 2015 raised $72,000 for the refugee crisis, beating its 2014 fundraising total of $71,000.

The Vancouver event, held at the Imperial Theatre, saw 34 teams raise up to $6,000 each through the ping pong tournament.

Kevin Zhang from BuildDirect emerged victorious, defeating Joshua Viner of Left of the Dot.



In the doubles competition, Irfhan Rajan and Niaz Shamsi of ZAG beat out Hootsuite’s Connor Flynn and Ken Filgiano.

Winners took home $1,000 for their charity, plus a $100 gift certificate from Runners up collected $500 for their charity of choice.

Thirteen different charities will benefit from the event, which was hosted by and Chimp.