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It's a wrap! Thank you!

Exceptional circumstances have not stopped us from celebrating Barcelona’s vibrant startup and innovation ecosystem. A huge thank you to all the generous hosts for their time and inspiration. Merci to all participants for fuelling what makes Barcelona such an amazing place to envision and build meaningful businesses. And last but not least muchas gracias to Catalunya Emprén, IESE and the Ayuntamiento de Sant Cugat for making this edition possible. See you next year!

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 ‘NewCo abre las startup al gran público’                           NewCo ‘El futuro visto desde dentro’

Why NewCo? / Para qué NewCo?

In a context of accelerating change, uncertainty and ambiguity, NewCo open’s networks and facilitates the sharing of important learnings. NewCo is Barcelona’s city wide open house innovation event with the focus of a business conference and the model of an artist open-studio. NewCo explores the intersection of culture, technology and entrepreneurship. It is an exceptional learning trip across Barcelona, meeting the city’s most inspiring and sharp minds – in their own offices. Founders and CEOs share their vision, corporate culture and innovation strategy in dynamic 1 hour sessions (in Spanish or English). All you need to do is select the sessions you’d like to attend (across Barcelona and Sant Cugat), show up, listen, share and contribute. Get ready for 2 intense days of inspiration, learning, collaboration and networking. NewCo is a mind opening, often transformative journey across Barcelona.

En un contexto de cambios acelerados, gran incertidumbre y ambigüedad, NewCo abre redes y facilita compartir y ampliar conocimientos. NewCo, que ya se organiza en 20 ciudades y 4 continentes, explora la intersección entre Cultura, Tecnología y Emprendimiento. Te permite acceder a la empresas mas innovadoras de Barcelona y de aprender de sus founders y CEOs (concepto ‘open house’ o jornada de puertas abiertas). En dinámicas sesiones de 1 hora descubrirás cuál es la visión, cultura de empresa y estrategia de innovación que les anima a crear futuro. Tenemos el privilegio de estar invitados a espacios de trabajo únicos y conocer de primera mano el ADN de nuestros referentes. Solo tienes que elegir las sesiones que te interesan (por toda Barcelona y Sant Cugat), presentarte, escuchar, compartir y contribuir :). Prepárate para 2 días llenos de inspiración, aprendizaje, colaboración e intenso networking. La gran mayoría de las sesiones son en castellano, algunas se dan en inglés.

How does NewCo work?

Vamos lá! 1) Get your free or paid ticket  2) Sign up to the sessions you’d like to attend on Sched  3) Show up at the company at least 10 minutes before every session, you’ll be on the list.

All sessions have limited capacity and many fill up quickly so check out the program and choose your sessions early!

Make sure you plan the logistics of your day as you have 1 hour between sessions. Walking, biking, scooting, car-sharing, NewCo is a great way for you and your team to get out.

NewCo Barcelona Pillar Partners

NewCo Barcelona Partners

NewCo Barcelona Media Partner

NewCo Barcelona Collaborators

NewCo Celebrates Global Innovation in 20 Cities around the World

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 Barcelona 2017

    NewCo Barcelona 2017

    • NewCo Barcelona 2016

      NewCo Barcelona 2016

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 Barcelona Advisory Council

  • Karen Prats
    CEO, PopPlaces
  • Lorenzo Di Pietro
    Director Executiu - Barcelona Activa
  • Mateu Hernandez
    CEO, Barcelona Global
  • Matthias Schneider
  • Miguel Vicente
    Antai VB, Wallapop, Cornerjob, Deliberry
  • Miquel Marti
    CEO, Barcelona Tech City
  • Xavier Verdaguer
    CEO, Imagine