Dec 30

The Most Startup Thing in the History of Startups

No, it’s not a pivot, an iteration, or a buzzword. It’s Post-It overload – a poster-sized Post-It torn from the wall at NewCo HQ by the sheer weight of smaller Post-Its. This is what building fast with a lot of ideas looks like. We’re busy getting ready for a new year of festivals and an editorial […]

Dec 22

The State of the NewCo

Welcome to the last NewCo Daily of 2015. We’ll be back January 4 to chronicle what NewCos are doing and start delivering a number of new editorial products (including one in January). It’s too early for us to run a comprehensive year-in-review piece (hey, we’ve only been publishing this newsletter since October) but today we’d like […]

Dec 3

Welcome NewCo Boston, to the NewCo Movement!!

When it comes to revolutionary ideas that are changing the world, Boston’s innovation track record spans nearly four centuries. NewCo is proud to welcome Boston as a host city in 2016, making it the 17th festival on next year’s calendar. “So many are familiar with the iconic academic institutions like MIT & Harvard, as well […]

Nov 24

Join NewCo’s Growing Team: Producer, NewCo Media

We’re hiring! This is a great opportunity for a self-starter based in the San Francisco Bay Area to get in early with a growing editorial team, working directly with talented senior edit staff members at this start-up events and media company. Job Description: Daily production of NewCo Daily items and Company Profiles in WordPress, involving […]

Nov 24

Changing the Way We Work: John Battelle in Conversation with Slack’s Stewart Butterfield

This is an excerpt of a live conversation held on October 5th, 2015 between Stewart Butterfield, Slack Technologies co-founder and CEO, and John Battelle, NewCo co-founder and CEO. The conversation was part of festivities surrounded the fourth annual NewCo San Francisco event, NewCo’s longest running festival. John Battelle: Please welcome Stewart Butterfield. Thank you for […]

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 […]

Nov 9

LA’s Top Class for Women-Run Orgs

An estimated 36% of US businesses are owned by women, up 8% since 2002. Why are we seeing more female-led businesses? For one, family roles are shifting as more dads opt to stay home with the kids. Add to that the potential that Hillary Clinton might be the next US President and the rise of […]

Nov 4

Sustainable LA? Yes, and in Just Ten Years

Los Angeles is growing. By 2035, it’s projected that the metropolis OF HOW MANY  will add another half-million residents. More people and more cars can mean more CO2 emissions. Thanks to the office of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, however, that’s not going to happen in the City of Angels. This past April, Garcetti set […]

Nov 3

Explore Modern Filmmaking At NewCoLA

While modern Los Angeles is most certainly a film industry town, the nature of the business is rapidly changing. Many of LA’s entertainment companies have gone digital, relying on high tech to make and distribute films worldwide. What does that move mean? Thanks to accessible production techniques and streamlined modes of distribution, the cost of […]