BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - Mar 15, 2016) - Boston and the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council (MassTLC) will celebrate the region's history -- and future -- as a center of global innovation on April 27 when it joins a growing list of urban centers like San Francisco, Portland and Austin, as well as Barcelona, Istanbul, London and Mexico City to host the NewCo 2016 Festival of Innovation.
Founded by veteran media mogul John Battelle, founder of Wired Magazine, NewCo's aim is the inspiration and cross-pollination of ideas that drive some of the most successful companies by opening their doors and exposing others to the creative process. Led by MassTLC, the one-day event includes more than 75+ host companies including Athena Health, Acquia, Carbonite, Hubspot, IBM, Localytics, Mathworks, Rapid7, Wayfair and Workbar.
The Festival of Innovation will give technologists, investors, marketers, students and curious neighbors direct access to Boston's most innovative companies, enabling attendees to learn firsthand how they are changing Boston and the world. Tickets are on sale now.
MassTLC President and CEO Tom Hopcroft said, "Massachusetts has been the center of global innovation from the start. This is the home of the American Revolution, the Industrial Revolution and the Digital Revolution. Whether it is robotics, medical tech, information security, life sciences, the Internet of Things or something that has yet to be imagined, when tomorrow comes, you can bet it will have been invented here. This event is another way for us to showcase the Massachusetts tech sector and connect the people and ideas that are -- and will be -- behind it all."
"So many are familiar with the iconic academic institutions like MIT & Harvard, as well as corporate innovators like Hubspot, iRobot, TripAdvisor, and Wayfair, to name a few," Battelle said. "We're looking forward to diving deep into Boston's inspiring landscape of creativity and social good with NewCo Boston."
NewCo Boston attendees will select which companies they will visit in their "native habitat," and hear first-hand from the founders and executives about how they are trying to change the world, and why. Prior to the event, participants can go to the NewCo website to customize their event schedule from "tracks" that are curated by industry, neighborhood and session topic.
MassTLC-NewCo Festival of Innovation
April 27, 2016, 8:30am - 8:30pm
The Greater Boston Area
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Follow the hashtag #NewCoBOS
The MassTLC-NewCo Boston Festival of Innovation is made possible by the generous participation of Platinum Sponsors: Comcast Business, Oxfam America, PTC and Twitter; Gold Sponsors: Amazon Robotics, Consulate General of Canada; Silver Sponsor: Kryuus, as well as food sponsor ezCater.
About The Mass Technology Leadership Council, Inc.
With 500+ member companies, the Mass Technology Leadership Council (MassTLC) is the region's leading technology association and the premier network for tech executives, entrepreneurs, investors and policy leaders. MassTLC's purpose is to accelerate innovation by connecting people from across the technology landscape, providing access to industry-leading content and ideas and offering a platform for visibility for member companies and their interests. More at www.masstlc.org