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Inside look at dPop during NewCo Detroit.

NewCo opens the doors to innovative companies around the world. Is your city next?

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Meet the people who bring NewCo to the world.

Tom Hopcroft

Tom Hopcroft


NewCo's Affiliate Partner in Boston, Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council (MassTLC), the region’s largest technology trade association. MassTLC, a 501(c)(6) non-profit, is dedicated to accelerating innovation and growth across the regional ecosystem. Tom is the President and CEO of MassTLC and an active leader in the community, serving on public and private boards ranging from the state’s Board of Higher Education to MassRobotics, a newly formed innovation center focused on the growth of smart, connected machines.

Ruqian Fan

Ruqian Fan


NewCo’s affiliate partner in China is Shanhai Institute, a subsidiary of Hongtai Aplus. As a platform of resource integration and ecosystem construction, Shanhai Institute is dedicated to becoming a cross-border resource integrator, a venture capital ecology builder and a smart wealth leader. Hongtai Aplus was founded in 2014 by renowned entrepreneur Mr. Yu Minhong and veteran banker Mr. Sheng Xitai. Thanks to its outstanding ability in research, focused investment layout and experienced team, Hongtai Aplus has achieved rapid development and emerged as a top tier investment platform highly acknowledged in the business. Since founded, Hongtai Shanhai Institute developed variety of business model based on its professional strengths, and build an innovation and investment ecosystem from multi-dimensions and levels, including Shanhai community, resource exchange, financial advisory, consulting and so on.

David Morris

David Morris


NewCo's affiliate partner in London is London Business School, spearheaded by David Morris. David is the Head of Technology & Media Careers leading business development and relationship management within the Technology, Media, Telecoms, Venture Capital & Start-up sectors.

Prior to joining London Business School in January 2005, David gained experience of the start-up world at where he worked on business development and client relationships before starting his own executive search company focusing on early stage technology companies.

David has an MSc from University of Liverpool and is a member of the Tech London Advocates (TLA), a private sector led coalition of expert individuals from the tech sector and broader community, who have committed to championing London's potential as a world-class hub for tech and digital businesses -

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