Thank you to all who attended BTII, you blew it out of the water!

Boston Tech Initiative Invitational

Join us on August 20th at the MIT Hockey Rink for our inaugural Boston Tech Initiative Invitational (BTII)! In addition to the opportunity to participate in a low stakes competition with some game changes (adding fun to how the game is played!), we are also looking to incorporate keynote speakers, tours of the MIT campus and labs, as well as fun activities like robot tug of war and an ice cream social, among other surprises we have in store for teams! 

Through this event, we aim to build up hype for the upcoming 2022 – 2023 Power Play FTC season, as well as using robotics to build and strengthen the Massachusetts FTC community. We also hope to use this event to allow teams the chance to play Freight Frenzy one last time as it has never been played before.  


Game Rules

List of Recommended Restaurants Nearby

Parking Information (the MIT Johnson Ice Rink is in the Zesiger Center)

Power Play Panel

Come join us at the Power Play Panel at Boston Tech Initiative Invitational from 12:30pm – 1:30pm! Get caught up to speed on everything FIRST has released about Power Play, the game for our upcoming 2022 – 2023 FTC season! We’ll be discussing the new Game Manual 1 and holding an open discussion with all teams present. Wayne and Deb from Boston Tech Initiative will be providing an up-to-date season timeline and introducing what exciting new resources will be made available to teams alongside our interns. The Power Play Panel is parent and mentor-friendly!

BTII Merch

Want to buy a commemorative Water Freight Frenzy BTII shirt? Buy from our fundraiser and your purchase proceeds will support BTI Student Internships as well as other BTI Community efforts! Thank you in advance!

Boston Tech Initiative Invitational Merch Fundraiser

Event Details

When: August 20, 2022 from 10am – 4pm (subject to change)

Where: MIT Johnson Ice Rink

Address: 77 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

Who: All FIRST Tech Challenge teams

Cost: $175/team

Note: Please bring your check made payable to Boston Tech Initiative to the event. We will collect this at check-in.

Volunteer Information

First- Time Volunteers: Don’t know what FTC is really about? Our Volunteer Immersion Experience will give you a taste of what goes into a successful Mass FTC event! Without any prior knowledge or experience, you can help out in ensuring our event is a success. We’ll teach you the ropes and soon you’ll be refereeing, navigating our game field, and even game announcing with plenty of time for you to enjoy the matches. It all starts here!

Returning Volunteers: Join us in welcoming our first-time parent volunteers to the Mass FTC community!

Fill out this form to let us know of your interest: Volunteer Form


Have questions? Email us at

To RSVP for this event, email

Note: Boston Tech Initiative Invitational is open to the general public for spectating.

Can’t make it in-person to Boston Tech Initiative Invitational (BTII)? Watch the livestream on YouTube or Twitch!

Schedule (subject to change)

10:00 Team Check-in and Team Inspection
10:45 Driver’s Meeting
11:00 Opening Ceremony
11:15 Matches
12:15 Lunch
12:30 Lunch/Power Play Panel
1:30 Matches Resume
2:15 Ice Cream Social, Alliance Planning, and Dance Break
2:45 Alliance Selection
3:00 Eliminations and Awards

1. 8644 Brainstormers

Matches Played: 7 RP (W-L-T): 12 Total Auto: 500 Total Endgame: 170 Points: 1222

2. 18754 GNCE

Matches Played: 7 RP (W-L-T): 10 Total Auto: 444 Total Endgame: 515 Points: 1276

3. 18224 Lupine Robotics

Matches Played: 7 RP (W-L-T): 10 Total Auto: 411 Total Endgame: 343 Points: 1110

4. 18438 Wolpack Machina

Matches Played: 7 RP (W-L-T): 8 Total Auto: 305 Total Endgame: 334 Points: 973

5. 15089 Circuit Breakers

Matches Played: 7 RP (W-L-T): 8 Total Auto: 287 Total Endgame: 283 Points: 773

6. 10331 ARC Hailstorm

Matches Played: 7 RP (W-L-T): 8 Total Auto: 273 Total Endgame: 284 Points: 897

7. 14039 Irrational

Matches Played: 7 RP (W-L-T): 6 Total Auto: 278 Total Endgame: 166 Points: 531

8. 7571 Alumineers

Matches Played: 7 RP (W-L-T): 6 Total Auto: 233 Total Endgame: 317 Points: 718

9. 13406 Consistently Inconsistent

Matches Played: 7 RP (W-L-T): 4 Total Auto: 359 Total Endgame: 222 Points: 838

10. 19397 Soli Deo Gloria

Matches Played: 7 RP (W-L-T): 4 Total Auto: 343 Total Endgame: 277 Points: 802

11. 13181 Free WiFi

Matches Played: 7 RP (W-L-T): 4 Total Auto: 250 Total Endgame: 350 Points: 718

12. 18925 Hivemind

Matches Played: 7 RP (W-L-T): 4 Total Auto: 197 Total Endgame: 271 Points: 554

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Meet the BTII Plannning Team!

This year 17 students from a variety of MA FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) Teams came together to plan and deliver an off-season competition, Boston Tech Initiative Invitational (BTII).

Over the summer we have been working on projects that we proposed that would be impactful to FTC Teams and further grow the Boston Tech Initiative (BTI) and MA FTC Community. Read more about us and our projects on our “Interns” page!