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NewCo celebrates global innovation
in 20 cities around the world.

Partner with us to bring NewCo to your city or apply to be a host company. Get your tickets to fill your passport with NewCo stamps from around the world.

Next up: Boston · Oct 17, 2019

What is NewCo?

NewCo was designed to celebrate the spirit of innovation around the world. NewCo is a new kind of event experience: a mashup of an open studio tour and a business conference, with the vibe of a music festival. Attendees pick the companies and organizations they want to visit, and get to hear from the company’s leadership in their native environment. Read more about what makes a company a NewCo.

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Past Festivals

Our affiliates share these three traits.

Alignment of Values

Affiliate partners are aligned on our ethos and editorial point of view. Read more in John Battelle’s piece ‘What Makes a Company 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.

Jesper Carvalho Andersen

Jesper Carvalho Andersen


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


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).

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.

Sponsor the movement.

Through custom activations, NewCo takes you inside (literally) the world’s most innovative companies and helps you build a vetted pipeline for future deals and partnerships. Festival sponsorship opportunities put you in touch with changemakers worldwide.

NewCo Celebrates Global Innovation in 20 Cities around the World

Since 2012, NewCo festivals have welcomed over 40,000 attendees into the offices of 2,000 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.

  • NewCo Spotlight: Off The Grid

    Off the Grid Builds Communities Around Public Spaces

    When underutilized, public spaces can become eyesores, but mostly they represent wasted opportunity. By identifying and understanding the value of underutilized spaces, Off the Grid has grown 13,000% since Matt Cohen, its CEO, founded the company in 2010. People in the Bay Area mostly associate the company with food trucks, parked at places like Fort Mason and the Oakland Museum of California. Cohen, however, sees it as a logistics company.

  • 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.”

Become a volunteer.

There are plenty of ways to get involved with NewCo around the world. Select your city to find out more about being a NewCo volunteer.

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