NewCo celebrates “businesses on a mission” through festivals, media and services. Our mission is to identify, celebrate, and connect the engines of positive change in our society. NewCo’s growing festival platform celebrates new kinds of businesses in all sectors of our global economy. Across 16+ diverse cities including Istanbul, San Francisco, and Mexico City, NewCo connects innovative businesses with tens of thousands of engaged festival goers. NewCo’s platform fosters trust, storytelling, and true connection between the people driving a new kind of global capitalism.
Launched in 2012 in San Francisco, NewCo’s festival products encourage participants to “Get out to get in.” Festivals have the focus of a business conference, the feel of a music festival, and the model of an artist open studio. The brainchild six-time media and tech entrepreneur John Battelle, NewCo takes participants out of stodgy ballrooms and directly into the businesses changing the face of the modern working city. Through intimate, founder-led sessions, a NewCo festival creates lasting engagement and deep connections. In late 2015, NewCo will launch a media platform focused on the people, companies, and stories behind the NewCo movement.