T4Youth 2018 Recap

$100K raised for the Chicago Tech Academy as #chicagotech rallies for S.T.E.M.

Hudson River Trading Takes the Trophy, with Enova Coming in 2nd Place out of 64 teams

Chicago, November 19, 2018 — T4Youth, Chicagoland’s charity tech table tennis tournament, hosted its fifth annual event on November 14, and it was a major fundraising, team-building, and awareness-raising success. There was a record turnout, with the main competition featuring 64 teams from Chicago tech companies — easily besting last year’s record of 51 teams — and 40 CEOs, CTOs, and founders of Chicago tech companies competing in the Executive Challenge. In total, the event raised $100,000 for the Chicago Tech Academy (ChiTech).

Throughout the evening, SPiN Chicago was humming. Tech companies from across the city and across industries built camaraderie across the tables, participating in focused but friendly competition. Students from ChiTech circulated to help sell raffle tickets and engage with players who wanted to know more about the school.

At about 11:30 PM that night, Hudson River Trading took home the trophy, knocking out a game and perennial contender, Enova. For many, the bigger prize was gathering so many people from the Chicago technology industry to inform them about and encourage them in giving back to underserved youth in the community.

“It’s inspiring to see today’s tech leaders come together and raise money to help ChiTech in its mission to create a diverse next generation of tech leaders,” said Drew Mauck, CEO of 3Points Communications and a T4Youth co-founder. “As people working in tech, we all have a responsibility to build a more inclusive tech community, and that starts with providing education and access for children who would otherwise not have those resources.”

The T4Youth planning committee would like to thank all those who participated or sponsored the event, and encourages you to think about next year’s tournament as you plan for 2019. Below is the list of all companies who participated this year:


  • SPiN Chicago
  • DRW
  • Trading Technologies
  • Deloitte
  • CBRE
  • Akuna Capital
  • SAP Ariba
  • Hudson River Trading
  • IMC
  • Intercontinental Exchange
  • Relativity
  • Snapchat
  • 3Points Communications
  • Objective Paradigm
  • SPR
  • Onespan
  • Casamigos
  • Sweet Mandy B’s
  • Sobieski

Participating Teams:

  • 10th Magnitude
  • 20Spokes
  • ActiveCampaign
  • Addison Group
  • Akuna Capital
  • Barchart
  • Barcodes
  • Belvedere Trading
  • Benchprep
  • Bento for Business
  • Buildout Inc.
  • CBRE
  • Chicago Tech Academy
  • Coinigy
  • Cresset Wealth Advisors
  • Current Media
  • Deloitte
  • Docusign (SpringCM)
  • DRW
  • Enova
  • Everspring Partners
  • Forte Group
  • Freeosk
  • GCM
  • Geneva Trading
  • Google
  • Harris Associates
  • HealthiPASS
  • Hudson River Trading
  • Intercontinental Exchange
  • IMC
  • JPMorgan Chase
  • Kraken
  • Mesirow Financial
  • Narrative Science
  • Neighborhoods.com
  • Objective Paradigm
  • OCC
  • OppLoans
  • Otus
  • PEAK6
  • RallyHealth
  • Relativity
  • Reverb
  • RSM
  • SAP Ariba
  • SeedCX
  • Showpad
  • Snapchat
  • Snapsheet
  • SPR
  • Strike Social
  • TechNexus
  • Thompson Coburn
  • Trading Technologies
  • TransUnion
  • Vibes
  • YCharts

To learn more about T4Youth, please visit our website.

Media Contact

Lorna Kiewert

3Points Communications