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Since 2012, NewCo festivals have welcomed over 30,000 attendees into the offices of 1,500 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.
Matt Mahan, CEO and co-founder of Brigade, discusses the company’s mission with NewCo. We also get a peek at the app, a “citizen empowerment platform” that provides tools to help people “participate in voting, advocacy, and awareness-raising to have an impact on political outcomes that affect their lives.”
When underutilized, public spaces can become eyesores, but mostly they represent wasted opportunity. By identifying and understanding the value of underutilized spaces, Off the Grid has grown 13,000% since Matt Cohen, its CEO, founded the company in 2010. People in the Bay Area mostly associate the company with food trucks, parked at places like Fort Mason and the Oakland Museum of California. Cohen, however, sees it as a logistics company.
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