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!
Hola, curious minds and hungry learners! Join us for Silicon Valley’s favourite un-conference returning to Barcelona for its third edition on October 26th and 27th. Barcelona and Sant Cugat’s most admired leaders open again their offices for an exclusive tour during which they share their vision, knowledge and corporate culture with participants. NewCo is a unique opportunity to meet and learn from Barcelona’s most passionate change makers. Join and contribute with other thinkers, makers, bosses, upstarts, poets and performers to this unique collaborative learning journey. No paid speaking slots, no sales pitches, no panels. Get out to Get in!View All 2017 Presenters
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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.
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.
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.
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“I really liked that there were both large and small, and old and new companies involved in this event. Really great energy!”
“I always tell people it is a city-wide innovation open house. Such a cool opportunity to meet many new innovative companies and people in one city.”
“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.”