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Attend NewCo Toronto 2018
The best way to experience and learn about the innovation economy isn’t in a stuffy ballroom – it is up close and personal, in its native habitat. 60+ of the most innovative businesses in Toronto will open their doors to the public on September 27, 2018. Attendees get an up-close & personal look behind the scenes with a dynamic and intensive series of experiences inside the offices of these organizations.
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 26, 2018. 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. Apply to host in 2018.
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2018 Selected Sessions
SickKids is using artificial intelligence and data science to revolutionize clinical decision making at the patient’s bedside. Their newly-developed data platform is unique in paediatric critical care medicine. Through interactive participation and discussion, Dr. Peter…Read More
An intimate fireside chat about the origins of Nanoleaf and its journey from a scrappy startup to a scrappier scale-up. This is the story of how a nascent lightbulb manufacturer reinvented smart lighting and how…Read More
What if you could solve employee engagement? Achievers has the solution, and it’s not foosball tables and fluffy perks. It’s empowering employees through technology. Join Chief Customer Officer, Vanessa Branwyn, to learn how Achievers’ award-winning…Read More
Since 2012, NewCo festivals have welcomed over 40,000 attendees into the offices of 2,000 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.
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!
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.
Technology has made our attention discretionary and the world skippable. Brands can no longer just buy the massive amounts of cheap, forced attention they are used to. The effectiveness of controversy in gaining attention has changed the outcome of elections and it’s starting to change the nature of marketing too.
The Benioffs join Bezos, Jobs, and others who’ve turned to publishing to cement their legacies. But a hands off approach isn’t what journalism needs right now. The Los Angeles Times was the first newspaper I ever read – I even attended a grammar school named for its founding family (the Chandlers). Later in life I … Continue reading Dear Marc and Lynne: Time Needs You.
It’s the business model, folks. If we’re going to “fix” anything, we have to start there. “We weren’t expecting any of this when we created Twitter over 12 years ago, and we acknowledge the real world negative consequences of what happened and we take the full responsibility to fix it.” That’s the most important line … Continue reading Why Facebook Calls It An Arms Race
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“I had a blast. It reinvigorated me, which I think might be a measurable outcome to consider . Sometimes we go to these events to remind us that what we are doing or pursuing makes sense.”