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NewCo, a revolutionary concept that creates a platform to learn, connect, and celebrate the world’s most innovative and mission-driven organizations, is coming back to Toronto on September 14, 2017. NewCo represents a radical departure from the traditional conference format. Rather than learning in a conventional setting, festival attendees visit companies of their choice throughout the city. They learn about the companies first-hand from leaders and CEOs, right inside the offices. Applications to be a 2017 host are now open.


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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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NewCo Toronto Coming Up!

NewCo Toronto opens the doors of over 40 inspiring businesses for you to explore. Get inside companies like Google Canada, Wealthsimple, Soulpepper Theatre Co, Airbnb and many more on Sept. 15th!

  • 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.

  • Embrace has Helped 200K Babies Stay Warm – and Stay Alive

    NewCo Spotlight: Embrace has Helped 200K Babies Stay Warm – and Stay Alive

    Preterm and underweight babies who survive their first month can still suffer severe long-term health problems — diabetes, heart disease, developmental delay. Keeping them warm can help prevent those problems. Jane Chen, Embrace Innovations’ CEO and co-founder, tells NewCo that over the next few years the company wants to go from helping 200,000 babies across 14 countries in the developing world to helping a million. In order to do that, it’s counting on an assist from its consumer-facing product — Little Lotus.

Global NewCo Partners

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 Toronto Advisory Council

  • Albert Schultz
    Founding Artistic Director, Soulpepper
  • Angela Strange
    Co-Chair, C100
  • Brett Marchand
    CEO, Vision 7 International, CEO Cossette Communication Inc.
  • Bruce Poon Tip
    Founder, G Adventures
  • John Battelle
    CEO, Co-Founder, Chairman, NewCo
  • John Ruffolo
    CEO, Omers Ventures
  • Sam Sebastian
    Managing Director, Google Canada
  • Valerie Swatkow
    EVP Corporate Development, Cossette Communication Inc.

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