Jun 1

How Data Can Make Your City Smart

Today’s Top Stories – What Amsterdam Knows About Making a City Smart: Data data data. – Y Combinator Steps Toward Basic Income Study: It starts with a pilot in Oakland. – Social Media Leaders Reach Agreement With European Regulators: Facebook, Google, and others vow to combat hate speech. – An Open Office That Works for […]

Jan 28

The NewCo Honors Program: Celebrating a New Approach to Business

As we’ve expanded NewCo from its initial festival in San Francisco to more than 15 cities around the world, we’ve been struck by the consistent values binding the companies we choose to highlight. These new kinds of companies share a common culture that celebrates more than profit: They celebrate purpose, openness, and human potential. NewCos […]

Nov 18

Blue Bottle Founder James Freeman Loves His Coffee More Than You Do

This is an edited transcript of a conversation between John Battelle, NewCo Co-founder and CEO, and James Freeman, Blue Bottle Coffee Founder and CEO, at the inaugural NewCo Oakland in October, 2015. John Battelle: It’s my pleasure to speak with James Freeman, the founder and CEO of Blue Bottle Coffee. James’s company has redefined coffee, and it’s […]

Oct 7

Blue Bottle May Yet Prove Passion Can Scale

With fresh, top-quality beans, Blue Bottle is succeeding at a moment when all things artisanal and authentic are in vogue. The trick now? Scaling while retaining what makes the brand special. More than a decade ago, James Freeman served the first cup of Blue Bottle coffee in a Berkeley Farmer’s Market tent he shared with […]

Oct 4

Connectors & VCs Pushing the Boundaries at #NewCoSF and #NewCoOAK

Successful entrepreneurs require backers that understand their mission. Explore how this idea comes to life inside these unique Bay Area-based VCs and connectors at #NewCoSF and #NewCoOAK. True Ventures invests in Founders of movements and products that capture the imagination.They’re mission-driven to “magnify the creative power of entrepreneurs through relationships, education and resources essential to […]

Oct 4

Work it out, together, at #NewCo’s Co-Working Spaces in SF & the East Bay

Co-working spaces offer a lot to their members: collaboration, community, coffee (and beer!). The industry has mushroomed into a movement aimed at just about anyone looking to get out and meet others while working. Let’s explore the Bay Area’s co-working spaces representing at #NewCoSF and #NewCoOAK, October 5th-8th. Oakland-based coworking spaces make a great impact […]

Oct 4

Uniquely BayArea: Collaborative Spaces You Can Explore at #NewCoSF & #NewCoOAK

Throughout the Bay Area, leaders in the community and in business are reflecting and rethinking what space can do for cities, for businesses, and for the environment. They’re mission-driven to make sure the space they create enables positive change. Explore these and other innovative organizations at #NewCoSF and #NewCoOAK. Get your tickets today. In Oakland, […]