On Thursday, July 21, 2016, Cincinnati will host the second annual NewCo Festival. The event is an opportunity to engage and interact with some of Cincinnati’s most interesting companies: startups, breweries, makers, and agencies. NewCo celebrates organizations on a mission, connecting its audiences to the stories shaping business and society. It’s your chance to get inside the city’s most intriguing companies to learn, connect, and celebrate.
Wendy Lea, Cintrifuse CEO
NewCo festivals have the focus of a business conference, the feel of a music festival and the model of an open studio. Participants chose which host companies they want to explore and then gather inside the their home offices. Attendees across town experience firsthand the stories behind these inspiring missions and how they’re changing the face of Greater Cincinnati.
“NewCo Cincinnati is an opportunity to build and strengthen #StartupCincy,” said Wendy Lea, CEO of Cintrifuse. “But our community is about more than just startups. It’s about the entire spectrum coming together – BigCos, startups, arts organizations – and maximizing their impact on our region. NewCo Cincinnati builds bridges between people and organizations and celebrates the wonderful things happening all over the city.”
Designed to appeal to university students, young professionals and the “naturally curious”, this one-day event features presentations and office tours from over 95 local Cincinnati companies. Each company provides a unique experience at their location ranging from hands-on workshops to traditional speaker/subject matter expert and educational events. The sessions are 45 minutes long and give festivalgoers a chance to get up close and personal with a diverse mix of businesses.
Christina Swift, StartupCincy Community Manager
Some of the host companies include: LISNR – who closed $10 million in Series B funding, The Brandery – one of the nation’s top startup accelerators, Complete Set – a company whose mission is to archive the world’s collectibles and help collectors track, buy, and sell them and Rhinegeist – one of Ohio’s fastest growing craft brewers.
“It’s great to see the region embracing this event again,” said Christina Misali, StartupCincy Community Manager and NewCo Cincinnati Event Lead. “Last year was the first time NewCo came to Cincinnati and we touched 1000 people. This year we’ll build on that success and put on an event that’s fun for our ecosystem and brings together the movers and the shakers. You learn, network, and at the end of the day we all get to have a drink – what’s better than that?”
NewCo Cincinnati kicks off with a VIP reception at the Transept Wednesday, July 20th and continues with host company presentations on July 21rd from 8:45 AM to 5:00 PM (closing happy hour held at Anderson Pavilion). Tickets are $20 for general admission, $10 for students and $100 for VIP access.