BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - Apr 22, 2016) - NewCo Boston and the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council (MassTLC) are hosting the city's first Festival of Innovation on April 27 at businesses throughout the Greater Boston region. With hundreds of entrepreneurs, investors, government officials, educators and students planning to interact with more than 80 participating organizations, Boston joins over 16 global urban centers such as San Francisco, Portland, Austin, Barcelona, Istanbul, London and Mexico City to host NewCo festivals.
A small sample of the dozens of industries, topics and people featured during NewCo Boston includes:
Food and Beverage
Health and Health Tech
Robotics, Augmented Reality and High Tech
- Artaic adapting the ancient mosaic art form with 21st Century robotic technology
- PTC CEO Jim Heppelmann discussing augmented reality in the modern enterprise
- Resilient Coders Founder and Executive Director David Delmar talking about reaching underserved communities through the art and science of coding
For anyone interested in topics as wide-ranging as technology, food and beverage, real estate, design, education, health and science, robotics, Internet of Things, fitness, energy and sustainability, or social change, NewCo Boston is opening doors to introduce the region to the world's best innovators.
"Boston and the Bay State have much to be proud of when it comes to world-changing innovation, but too often we're so hard at work creating and inventing that we forget to tell our stories," MassTLC President and CEO Tom Hopcroft said. "NewCo is your chance to meet the people and see the innovations that are making a difference right here in the city."
NewCo Boston attendees will select which companies they visit in their "native habitat," and hear first-hand from the founders and executives about how and why they are working to change the world. Prior to the event, participants can visit the NewCo Boston website to customize their own event schedules from "tracks" curated by industry, neighborhood and session topic. Space is limited and sessions are filling up quickly.
MassTLC-NewCo Boston Festival of Innovation
April 27, 2016, 8:30am - 8:30pm
The Greater Boston Area
Click to Register/Purchase Tickets
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, BlackDuck Software, Consulate General of Canada, Mondo Strategies, Perkins Coie; Silver Sponsors: Kyruus and Applause; Food Sponsor ezCater; After Party Sponsor Coresite; Media Sponsor WGBH; Newspaper Sponsor METRO Boston; Marketing Partners Breakaway Marketing and Pixart Printing; and Transportation Partner Uber.
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