NewCo New York: October 1-2, 2014

We are excited to bring the 2nd annual festival to New York City!  We were OpenCo last year and we are pleased to announce our new name, NewCo.  NewCo will deliver the same experience – access inside the world’s high-growth and most innovative companies.  We feel the NewCo name better captures the essence of the companies who drive the innovation economy.  So much of this movement is about a new phenomena in cities around the world; shedding old practices of information hoarding and closed architectures, and embracing openness, transparency and collaboration. NewCos value real engagement with their community and realize that what comes from information exchange and cross pollination of ideas in turn drives new ideas, partnerships, disruption and more business.  And many established companies have NewCos inside them: new initiatives, forward -looking projects, investment arms, innovation labs.  All of these endeavors will be on display at the NewCo/NY festival this year.

Mark your calendar for October 1-2.  We look forward to seeing you there!

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The NewCoNY Festival

The best way to experience and learn about the innovation economy isn’t in a stuffy board room – it is up close and personal and in its native habitat. Experienced marketers and conference organizers Brian Monahan and John Battelle would like your support for a new type of business conference called NewCo, which we like to think of as a mix between a business conference and artist’s open studio with the vibe of a music festival. With your help, more than 100 of the most innovative businesses in NY will open their doors to the public on May 23.

This festival of innovation will celebrate companies that embrace a set of values surrounding the concept of openness: open collaboration, open communication, open community, open company and open doors to you. Attendees will meet these innovators in their native habitat and hear from the founders and executives about how they are trying to change the world and why. They will inspire you and help you make new connections, whether you are a job seeker, investor or simply a curious neighbor.

Please help us support some of NYC’s most exciting and dynamic companies…We hope that you will help us launch the first-ever, two-day NewCo in New York City. We’re expanding everything – the technology platform, the video coverage, the staffing, and the services we provide to HostCos and partners. We are increasing onsite video coverage so that these exciting stories remain told throughout the year and to audiences far and wide.

Founding Tour Sponsor

American Express OPEN

Global Tour Sponsors

Yahoo!Perkins Coie

2013 NewCo NY Supporters

212NYC.org  /  215 McCann   /  Blend Interactive  /  DoStuffMedia   /  DUMBO Improvement District Dylan Dibona   /  Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership  /  Made In NYC  /  Regus Office Space   /  Uber  /  IAB

2014 NewCo NY Advisory Council

Allison Arden – VP/Publisher Advertising Age   /   Paul Berry – CEO & Founder RebelMouse   /   Henry Blodget – Editor-In-Chief Business Insider   /   Bant Breen – Founder Qnary   /   Nick Brien – Founder Brien Enterprise LLC   /   Alison Brod – Founder & CEO Alison Brod Public Relations   /   Doug Chertok – CEO Vast Ventures   /   Matt Freeman – Partner Bain Capital   /   John Gerzema – Executive Chairman BAV Consulting   /   Brooke Hammerling – Founder Brew Media Relations   /   Eric Hippeau – Partner Lerer Ventures   /   Joe Jaffe – CEO and Author Evol8tion and Flip the Funnel   /   Kimberly Kadlec   /   Terry Kawaja – Founder and CEO LUMA Partners   /   Scott Meyer – CEO evidon   /   Dave Morgan – CEO & Founder Simulmedia   /   Andy Morris – Founding Partner & Co-Principle Morris + King Company   /   Peter Naylor – Publisher-in-Residence IAB and former EVP Digital Advertising, NBCU   /   Martin Neisenholtz – Fellow Harvard University   /   Adam Pritzker – Cofounder I Chairman & Chief Creative Officer General Assembly   /   Ian Schafer – Founder & CEO Deep Focus   /   Geoff Schiller – Chief Revenue Officer/Chairman of the Board Evolve Media/212NYC Digital   /   Mark Silva – Founder, CEO Ryse Co   /   Joanne Wilson – Gotham Gal NA    /   Michael Zimbalist – Vice President Research & Development Operations NY Times   /   Ed Zimmerman – Chair, Tech Group Lowenstein Sandler LLP