If you haven’t already heard we’re bringing NewCo Festivals to Austin on May 29th! This is your chance to connect with companies in Austin making a difference and driving innovation within our city limits. In case you haven’t noticed, Austin is at the top of every list and is inevitably becoming the go-to city for entrepreneurship. Learn from the pro’s and attend these 10 sessions that cover everything from bootstrapping, transforming transportation, moving an entire business to Austin, real estate technology and much more.
What is NewCo?
NewCo is a new kind of event experience: a mashup of an open studio tour and a business conference, with the vibe of a music festival. Register to attend sessions given by local companies and organizations. You get to pick which sessions you would like to see and which company/organization you’d like to visit in their native environment.
Why should you attend?
80+ of Austin’s awesome and innovative companies are ready to tell you how they’re making an impact both globally and locally. These companies will open their doors for one-hour experiential sessions led by local founders and entrepreneurs. Get ready for behind-the-scene tours of cutting-edge work environments and founders candidly sharing insights from their journey.
Which sessions should you sign up for?
A few times a week, we will feature 10 sessions you should check out on 5/29!
10 more sessions to sign up for at NewCo ATX!
Session: Accidental CEO: Tips for First Timers
Speaker: CEO, Q Manning
Session: Crowdfunding your way to success
Speaker: CEO, President and Co-Founders, J. Todd Coleman / Gordon Walton
Session: Let’s Get Tangible – Where is Your Giving Really Going?
Speaker: CEO, Mark Courtney and COO and Co-Founder, Liz Deering
Speaker: CEO, Amy Acuff
Session: Art, Technology, and Chocolate — How one Austin-based company is redefining the art of chocolate gifting
Speaker: CEO and Creative Director, Maggie Louise
Speaker: CEO, Utz Baldwin
Session: Embracing Radical Openness to Make a Positive Change in Austin and Beyond
Speaker: CEO and Founder, Joshua McClure
Session: Kickstarting an Automatic World
Speaker: CEO and Co-Founder, Ed Hemphill
From the science fiction writings of Jules Verne and H.G. Wells to The Jetsons™, the idea of an intelligent and automatic world has fascinated the imagination for generations. But when and how is this automatic world of intelligent buildings and homes going to become a reality? In this session, led by WigWag Co-founder and CEO Ed Hemphill, we will first explore our experience on Kickstarter (pre-selling over $450k in product). Then, after a brief overview of the Internet of Things (IoT) market, we will share the vision of how the WigWag platform will help make the creation of an automatic world a reality.
Speaker: Director of Development, Marketing and Communications, Adrienne Longenecker and Director of Experience, Cybil Guess
The Thinkery has undergone an incredible transformation over the past decade from the former Austin Children’s museum to the innovative foundry for learning that it is today. Learn how the Thinkery invites learners to explore science, technology, engineering, art, and math through programs and exhibits that inspire a joy of learning while building creative problem solving skills. Tour the museum to experience the learning firsthand!
Session: Innovative Corporate Philanthropy
Speaker: Founder and CEO, Dan Graham
2015 Participating Companies