It’s a WRAP! Huge THANKS to our host companies, attendees, sponsors and all of our partners for making this year’s Detroit festival such a huge success!

NewCo in the Detroit News:

“NewCo Detroit Brings Some of the City’s Most Exciting Businesses to the Forefront”

“Editors Note: Detroit Businesses Do both Well and Good”

“NewCo highlights future of Detroit businesses” 

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Detroit’s Finest Invite You Inside Their Company Headquarters

Connect to Motor City industry like never before. Explore the forces driving Detroit with founders and senior leadership as your guide. We take you backstage, connecting you with founders and thought leaders.

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Authentic, Interactive Sessions With Detroit Changemakers

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NewCo turns the business conference model inside out. Festival participants pick the companies they want to explore. Then, they tour Detroit, meeting founders and senior leadership inside their home office. Enjoy unscripted, insightful conversations and learn first-hand about how the Motor City’s best-and-brightest drive purposeful transformation in their communities.

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Thank You 2016 Host Company Participants

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Global Advisory Council

John Borthwick – CEO – Betaworks   /   Ron Conway – Founder & Managing Partner – Angel Investors   /   Dick Costolo   /   Brad Feld – Managing Director – Foundry Group   /   Jason Hirschhorn – CEO and Chief Curator – The ReDEF Group   /   Arianna Huffington – President and Editor-In-Chief – Huffington Post Media Group   /  Steve Papermaster  Chairman and CEO – Powershift Group   /   Matt Seiler – Global CEO – IPG Mediabrands   /   Morgan Spurlock – Filmmaker – Warrior Poets   /   Gary Vaynerchuk – CEO & Founder – VaynerMedia   /   Maynard  Webb – Founder – Webb Investment Network   /  Jeff  Weiner – CEO – LinkedIn   /   Rachel Whetstone – Sr. VP, Policy & Communications  – Uber  /   Fred Wilson – Co-Founder – Union Square Ventures

NewCo Detroit Advisory Council

Jay Adelson – Chairman, Founder, Opsmatic; Formerly CEO, Digg   /  Devon Akmon – Director, Arab American National Museum  /  Toby Barlow – Detroit evangelist; business owner; NY Times writer; novelist (Sharp Teeth and Babayaga); Chief Creative Officer of Team Detroit (Ford’s Global agency)   /   Dick Costolo   /   Jeff DeGraff – Professor at University of Michigan Ross School of Business; author; TED speaker extraordinaire; head of Innovatrium   /  Kerry Doman – Founder & CEO, After5Detroit   /  Dave Egner – President & CEO of the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation   /   Mary Kubitskey – Chevrolet   /  Tom Lauzon – EVP/CIO, Meridian Health Plan   /   Neville Manohar – Digital Marketing Strategist, Analytics & Loyalty, Chrysler   /  Kirk Mayes – CEO, Forgotten Harvest  /   Sue Mosey – President, Midtown Detroit, Inc.   /   Mark Petroff – President/CEO, Marketing Associates  /  Jason Raznick – Lead, Benzinga   /   Richard Rogers – President, College for Creative Studies (CCS)   /  Rev. Larry Simmons – Interim Executive Director of Administration, Brightmoor Alliance; Pastor of Baber Memorial A.M.E Church   /  Ned Staebler – VP for Economic Development, Wayne State University   /  Susan Thompson – Director of Media, Social Media & CRM, Chyrsler Group, LLC   /  Marc Weiser – Founder and Managing Director, RPM Ventures