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Guess who's back?

MINI NewCo Festival’s back! Get ready to discover the stories behind Portugal’s most inspiring organizations.

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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.


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NewCo is a movement; join us.

Learn how to reach 2,000+ host companies, tens of thousands of festival attendees, hundreds of thousands of engaged readers, and a select group of affiliate and corporate partners that underpin the NewCo ecosystem. Join us on our mission to change the way business gets done.

NewCo Portugal

Portugal’s Finest Companies Invite You Inside Their Headquarters

For the 3rd year in a row, MINI NewCo Portugal is the conference "on the go" that will drive you to the most innovative startups and mission-based organizations in Portugal. They will open their doors to show you new management practices, ways to manage organizations, disruptive business models and the most creative products. And, for a whole day, you'll go on a ride with a MINI around your city to visit the 3 or 4 companies within the tour you've chosen.

  • NewCo Celebrates Global Innovation in 20 Cities around the World

    NewCo Celebrates Global Innovation in 20 Cities around the World

    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.

    • The Dots: A portfolio platform for the creative industries

      The Dots — a professional network for creatives

      NewCo talks with Pip Jamieson, founder of The Dots. The UK-based online network helps companies find talent, and gives creatives a place to post portfolios and find job opportunities from companies like MTV, Spotify, and others. “I really believe that creativity is a force for good,” Jamieson says. “Soon machines are going to drive, code, do our laundry … The last things humans are going to be good for is creativity. So, we help harness that community.”

Global Advisory Council

  • Arianna Huffington
    President and Editor-In-Chief, Huffington Post Media Group
  • Brad Feld
    Managing Director, Foundry Group
  • Dick Costolo
  • Fred Wilson
    Founder & Partner, Union Square Ventures
  • Gary Vaynerchuk
    CEO & Founder, VaynerMedia
  • Jason Hirschhorn
    CEO and Chief Curator, The ReDEF Group
  • Jeff Weiner
    CEO, LinkedIn
  • John Borthwick
    CEO, Betaworks
  • Matt Seiler
    President, Studio71
  • Maynard Webb
    Founder, Webb Investment Network
  • Morgan Spurlock
    Founder & President, Warrior Poets
  • Rachel Whetstone
    Sr. VP, Policy & Communications, Uber
  • Ron Conway
    Founder & Managing Partner, SV Angel
  • Steve Papermaster
    Chairman and CEO, Powershift Group

NewCo Portugal Advisory Council

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