The Bay Area’s Finest Invite You Inside Their Company Headquarters

Deadline to Apply to Host: October 14, 2016

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We invite stellar NewCos to open their doors and share their stories of positive change in their community, industry or region.

Would you like to host a session at your company’s offices? Complete our form by clicking the button below. Deadline to apply: October 14, 2016


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NewCo is a movement; join us.

Learn how to reach 2,000+ host companies, tens of thousands of festival attendees, hundreds of thousands of engaged readers, and a select group of affiliate and corporate partners that underpin the NewCo ecosystem. Join us on our mission to change the way business gets done.

The NewCo Experience

John Battelle Explains the NewCo Experience

Get inside the NewCo experience. During a NewCo festival, host companies invite attendees inside their headquarters, offering an up-close and personal view into how they run their business.

  • NewCo Spotlight: Brigade

    Matt Mahan, CEO and co-founder of 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.”

  • 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.

Global NewCo Partners

“NewCo is more than the sum of its parts; it's an event and experience that you start to really appreciate a few months after all is said and done when the new connections you've made with prospective users, fellow entrepreneurs and like minded people start manifesting themselves into new partnerships.”

Arvind Murthy
Founder, Bear State Coffee

Global Advisory Council

  • Arianna Huffington
    President and Editor-In-Chief, Huffington Post Media Group
  • Brad Feld
    Managing Director, Foundry Group
  • Dick Costolo
  • Fred Wilson
    Founder & Partner, Union Square Ventures
  • Gary Vaynerchuk
    CEO & Founder, VaynerMedia
  • Jason Hirschhorn
    CEO and Chief Curator, The ReDEF Group
  • Jeff Weiner
    CEO, LinkedIn
  • John Borthwick
    CEO, Betaworks
  • Matt Seiler
    Global CEO, IPG Mediabrands
  • Maynard Webb
    Founder, Webb Investment Network

NewCo Bay Area Advisory Council

  • Brandee Barker
    Co-Founder and Partner, The Pramana Collective
  • Bryan Meehan
    Executive Chairman, Blue Bottle Coffee
  • Chris Albinson
    Managing Director, Founders Circle Capital
  • Cory Johnson
    Anchor & Editor-at-large, Bloomberg Television
  • Douglas Boxer
    President, Boxer & Associates, Inc.
  • Francesca Vietor
    Environmental Program Officer, The SF Foundation
  • Jana Rich
    Managing Director, Russell Reynolds Associates
  • Jennifer Pahlka
    Founder and Executive Director, Code for America
  • Jessica Alter
    Founder, Founder’s Dating
  • Joel Makower
    Chairman and Executive Editor, GreenBiz Group
  • Jonathan Weber
    Editor at Large
  • Jordan Shlain
    Founder/Chairman, Healthloop
  • Kathy Savitt
    President, Digital at STX Entertainment
  • Lane Becker
    Co-Founder, Get Satisfaction
  • Mark Silva
    Founder & CEO, KITE
  • MC Hammer
  • Nancy Hellman Bechtle
    Board Member, Charles Schwab Corp
  • Tim O’Reilly
    Founder and CEO, O’Reilly Media
  • Tony Conrad
    Founding Team, True Ventures
  • Zander Lurie
    Interim Executive Chairman, SurveyMonkey & SVP of Entertainment, Go Pro