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MINI presents to you: NewCo. The inverted-conference that takes people to the backstage of the most groundbreaking mission-based startups and organizations in Portugal, to show new management practices and ways of managing, disruptive business models and the most creative products. After two successful editions, NewCo Festival traveled around the world and is now back to Portugal for 4 stops: Porto, Coimbra, Braga and Lisboa.
A MINI apresenta-te: NewCo. A conferência em movimento que leva as pessoas aos bastidores das startups e organizações mission-based de Portugal mais inovadoras para mostrar novas práticas de gestão, formas de gerir organizações, modelos de negócio disruptivos e os produtos mais criativos. Depois do sucesso de duas edições, o NewCo Festival deu a volta ao mundo e regressa agora a Portugal para 4 paragens: Porto, Braga, Coimbra e Lisboa.
We invite stellar NewCos to open their doors and share their stories of positive change in their community, industry or region.
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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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“NewCo gave me and other attendees permission to ask questions about more than just how the business started and future objectives.”
“Refreshing, inspiring, collegial, and informative.”
“NewCo helped confirm that our mission is not only resonating with our internal stakeholders and customers, but also with outside general consumer, patients, providers.”
“I was very inspired by all the different business stories I heard. I've met some amazing people that I plan to hold onto!”
“We received many compliments from our session and as a result, people wanting to get involved with our program.”
“We had some great conversation during our session, people throwing out new ideas that we hadn't even thought of before! ”
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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.”