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

Connect, Learn, and get Inspired with NewCo in San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose

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Get Out to Get In

Experience firsthand how inspiring organizations drive purposeful transformation in their industries through authentic, experiential offerings led by founders and executive leadership. At the Bay Area Festival 2017 choose from 130+ innovative companies offering tours, presentations and open discussion in their home offices. Kickoff your week on February 6th by learning from industry experts at our new MasterClass series. This series features tactical classes on Marketing, Design/UX, and Leadership for Founders & CEO – Learn more.

Advance Tickets are on sale now at 35% discount off the regular price through October 31st and feature early access to the schedule pickers as well as special perks.

Host a Session

Are you a NewCo?

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


Volunteer for NewCo Bay Area

If you are interested in participating as an event ambassador for the NewCo Bay Area festival, please complete the form and we will be in touch to confirm.


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.



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The NewCo Experience

John Battelle Explains the NewCo 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.

  • 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.”

  • Off the Grid Builds Communities Around Public Spaces

    NewCo Spotlight: Off The Grid

    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
    President, Studio71
  • Maynard Webb
    Founder, Webb Investment Network
  • Morgan Spurlock
    Founder & President, Warrior Poets
  • Rachel Whetstone
    Sr. VP, Policy & Communications, Uber
  • Ron Conway
    Founder & Managing Partner, SV Angel
  • Steve Papermaster
    Chairman and CEO, Powershift Group

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
  • Dan Preston
    CEO, Metromile
  • Douglas Boxer
    President, Boxer & Associates, Inc.
  • Eric Ryan
    Co-Founder of Olly PBC and Method
  • Erica Kisch, LCSW
    Executive Director, Compass Family Services
  • Francesca Vietor
    Environmental Program Officer, The SF Foundation
  • Jana Rich
    Managing Director, Russell Reynolds Associates
  • Jeff Huber
  • 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
  • Kara Goldin
    Founder and CEO, hint® inc.
  • Kathy Savitt
    President, Digital at STX Entertainment
  • Lane Becker
    Co-Founder, Get Satisfaction
  • Lawrence Williams
    Principal, Capture10
  • Louis Beryl
    CEO + co-founder, Earnest
  • Marc Fenigstein
    CEO & Co-Founder, Alta Motors
  • Mark Dwight
    Founder & CEO, Rickshaw Bagworks
  • Mark Silva
    Founder & CEO, KITE
  • Max Ventilla
    CEO, AltSchool, PBC
  • MC Hammer
  • Mike Driscoll
    CEO & Co-Founder, Metamarkets
  • Nancy Hellman Bechtle
    Board Member, Charles Schwab Corp
  • Scott Bryan
    President, Imagine H2O
  • Tim O’Reilly
    Founder and CEO, O’Reilly Media
  • Tina Sharkey
  • Tony Conrad
    Founding Team, True Ventures
  • Zander Lurie
    Interim Executive Chairman, SurveyMonkey & SVP of Entertainment, Go Pro