NewCo Festivals: Get Out to Get In

The focus of a business conference, the feel of a music festival, and the model of an artist open-studio.

NewCo is redefining partnership through our events.

When you open your doors to NewCo attendees, you meet the people most interested in your business. It’s an honor to be selected—learn more and apply here.

In cities around the world, our affiliates have the connections, resources, and smarts to bring NewCo to a global marketplace.

Shift Forum: Our Executive Conference

It’s like being a guest at the best two-day dinner party in the country. Smart, opinionated people. Unafraid to speak candidly--or shift their thinking. Cross industry exchange. Fortune 500s and NewCos mixing it up. No canned talks. Listen. Learn. Lead.

The NewCo Experience

John Battelle Explains the NewCo Festival Experience

Since 2012, NewCo festivals have welcomed over 30,000 attendees into the offices of 1,500 innovative organizations. Attending a NewCo festival is a remarkable experience! It’s like a passport into the true culture of businesses changing the face of cities as diverse as Istanbul, Mexico City, New York, Austin, San Francisco, Barcelona, and Shanghai. Our "inside out" model is simple: Pick your city. Get your ticket. Choose which companies you want to explore.

  • Max Ventilla of AltSchool

    The Full Shift Dialogs Transcript

    Max Ventilla, CEO and founder of AltSchool talks to NewCo Shift’s John Battelle about his vision for a network of micro-schools that will change education as we know it.

  • Matt Mahan, CEO and co-founder of Brigade

    NewCo Spotlight: Brigade

    Matt Mahan, CEO and co-founder of Brigade, discusses the company’s mission with NewCo. We also get a peek at the app, a “citizen empowerment platform” that provides tools to help people “participate in voting, advocacy, and awareness-raising to have an impact on political outcomes that affect their lives.”


Select your city and register to attend.

Select your city and register to attend.

Pick Your Schedule

Pick your personal schedule based on the companies you want to get inside of.


Get out into the city to attend the sessions you chose and connect with the founders and leaders of those companies, in their native environments.

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