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Inside look at dPop during NewCo Detroit, 2016.

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

NewCo partners own and operate their unique, local, culturally-reflective NewCo festival, joining a global platform celebrating business on a mission.

Our Affiliates share these three traits

Alignment of Values

Affiliate partners are aligned on our ethos and editorial point of view, both of which are detailed in ‘What makes a NewCo.’

Built-in Local Network

A strong sense of the market along with a current local network of host companies, advisors and co-marketing influencers.

A Local Team

We supply the tools and guidance to ensure a successful festival. Our affiliate partner gathers a local team and activates their strong network.

Meet the people who bring NewCo to the world.

Joshua Baer

Joshua Baer

Austin

NewCo's Affiliate Partner in Austin is Capital Factory, the largest startup incubator and co-working space in Austin, Texas. Capital Factory is run by Joshua Baer. Joshua helps people quit their jobs and become entrepreneurs.

Matthias Schneider

Matthias Schneider

Barcelona

NewCo's Affiliate Partner in Barcelona (and Spain at large) is Nouvel, a European trend and innovation consultancy, helping brands accelerate innovation. Nouvel's co-founder, Matthias Schneider has a background in media and technology, and has lived and worked in over a dozen countries across Europe, Latin America and Asia, working as a journalist and media executive.

Tom Hopcroft

Tom Hopcroft

Boston

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.

Tim O‘Shea

Tim O‘Shea

Boulder

NewCo's Affiliate Partner in Boulder is Engage Colorado, a company dedicated to forming communities across the boundaries of geography and industry. Tim is Co-Founder of Engage, which grew out of successfully running Boulder Startup Week 2013. He has served as technical advisor for Boulder startups and nonprofits including Avery Brewing Company, 303 Vodka, Buffalo Exchange, GoLite, Gibbon Slacklines, Lighthouse Solar, BMoCA, Meals on Wheels and more.

Wendy Lea

Wendy Lea

Cincinnati

NewCo's Affiliate Partner in Cincinnati is Cintrifuse, a non-profit, corporate-led initiative that enables the building of high-growth companies in Cincinnati. Cintrifuse's CEO is Wendy Lea and in this capacity Wendy leverages networks to connect the region’s most promising startups to advice, talent, funding, and customers.

Brett Marchand

Brett Marchand

Canada

NewCo’s affiliate partner in Canada is Cossette, a leader in integrated marketing communications. Cossette is led by Brett Marchand, who joined Cossette 10 years ago, after successful stints as both an ad agency executive and a client marketer. He has been involved in highly acclaimed advertising campaigns that have built brands and driven business results. Throughout his career, Brett has been closely involved in advertising industry leadership and policy. He was a Board member of TELUS Fund, sat on the Board of Advertising Standards Canada and chaired the Institute of Communication Agencies. During his time as ICA chair, Brett sparked a rejuvenation of the organization, which included hiring a new CEO, launching Canada’s first-ever Advertising Week, and a landmark new collective agreement with the Canadian actors’ guild, ACTRA.

Arda Kutsal

Arda Kutsal

Istanbul

NewCo's Affiliate Partner in Istanbul is Webrazzi, the Tech-Crunch Disrupt of Istanbul. Adra Kutsal is Founder and CEO of Webrazzi, the leading and most influential online publication in Turkey on new media and digital economy, both on local and regional levels.

Fernando Famanía Gastélum

Fernando Famanía Gastélum

Mexico City

NewCo's Affiliate Partner in Mexico City, ifahto, is an event production company with its roots in founder Fernando Famanía Gastélum’s time at Ibero-American University, where he and his brother were known for their party planning. Relaunched in 2005, ifahto has grown into one of Mexico’s leading event producers. A CPA by training, Fernando has worked with national and international brands like MTV, IAB Mexico, Poder Cívico, Sony Electronics, P&G, SPE Networks, Hasbro, Mexico City Government, among many other public and private entities.

Jesper Carvalho Andersen

Jesper Carvalho Andersen

Portugal

NewCo’s affiliate partnership in Portugal is a collaboration between Jesper Carvalho Andersen and imatch, a unique consultantcy. imatch works in the areas of innovation, marketing and sales and helps clients find creative solutions for their business challenges. Jesper is a founder and board member in retail, hospitality, art and alternative energy. He is Danish and has lived in Portugal since 1995. Jesper has specialized in sustainable growth and is a corporate culture enthusiast, so NewCo's movement caught his attention early on. As an entrepreneur, he worked and lived in eight European countries, always with a focus on global change. Brands such as Zara, Massimo Dutti, Vista Alegre Atlantis and AudioNova/MiniSom were clients. He is a frequent speaker and consultant in corporate turnaround, corporate culture and omni-channel strategy.

Shani Langi

Shani Langi

Sydney

NewCo’s Affiliate Partner in Australia is usual suspects creative, an independent communications agency who specialize in live experiences. Usual Suspects’ Co-Founder, Shani Langi, is a left-brain, right brain entrepreneurial powerhouse who has an innate sense for creativity, business and people. Across her 15-year career, Shani has experienced life on both client and agency sides and has worked with some of the world’s biggest brands including Samsung, Coca-Cola, American Express, Microsoft, News Corp, Twitter and Facebook. In her previous role as an agency CEO, Shani drove an agenda of innovation, entrepreneurship and equality and was an eight-time Agency of the Year award winner, (including the hotly contested ‘Employer of the Year’) and a three-time finalist at the 2014 Women in Media Awards (across creative, marketing and employer categories).