NewCo Festival Lights Up The San Francisco Bay Area at Fifth Annual Festival This February

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The experiential business conference takes over the Bay Area with a week of programming, February 6 -9, 2017

NewCo Festival, the inside-out business conference known for taking attendees inside the offices of innovative organizations, announced today plans for its 5th Annual Bay Area festival. The event will bring participants to San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose, Feb. 6 - 9, and will kick-off with a day of MasterClass sessions.

Sponsored by Adobe, Microsoft, Twitter, WeWork, NASDAQ Entrepreneurial Center, Perkins Coie, and Tito, the four-day festival will feature over 130 mission-driven organizations. They will open their doors to an audience of C-level entrepreneurs, business development professionals, investors, talent scouts, and the local professional community to share their founding stories, showcase their products, and offer tours of their workspaces. A sampling of this year’s participating companies include Adobe, Medium, Pandora, Oakland Digital, AltSchool, Code for America, IDG Ventures,, Faraday Bikes, Slack, Uber,, Youth Radio, Kapor Center, Numi, and SPUR.    

“We’ve worked hard to curate a fantastic group of companies this year, which will be our largest festival to date,” said NewCo Founder and CEO, John Battelle. “From Oakland to San Jose and throughout San Francisco, the Bay Area’s diverse communities inspire the world,” said Battelle. “The NewCo festival experience honors their efforts, and connects attendees to the founders and leaders that are driving the shift to sustainable business practices.”

New this year, the Bay Area festival will kick-off with NewCo’s MasterClass series at the landmark St. Regis Hotel in San Francisco. Attendees will learn from masters in their trade who work at leading companies like Pinterest, Yelp, AdStage, Adobe, and Founder’s Circle among others. Presenters will offer strategies and advice, plus an open forum for discussion on a range of topics including Marketing, Design/UX, and Leadership for Founders & CEOs.    

For more information about NewCo or to register to attend the event, visit

About NewCo
Launched in 2012 in San Francisco, NewCo is a global media brand that connects people with businesses on a mission.

NewCo holds annual festivals in over 16 cities across the world that encourage participants to “Get out to get in.” They have the focus of a business conference, the feel of a music festival, and the model of an artist open studio: NewCo Festivals take participants out of ballrooms and directly into the companies that are changing capitalism as we know it. Participants chose which organizations they want to explore and then gather inside the company’s home office, experiencing firsthand how these inspiring organizations are transforming industries and driving the shift towards purpose-driven business.

NewCo Shift is is a multi-channel media property with a central home on Medium, three email newsletters, video interviews with thought leaders and much more. The brainchild of six-time media and tech entrepreneur John Battelle, NewCo Shift ( is defining a new approach to business journalism, featuring notable writers and thinkers on a range of topics impacting global business today. This February, NewCo will hold the first Shift Forum, a discussion on capitalism at a crossroads. Apply to be a delegate at

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