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Attend NewCo Cincinnati

Meet with Greater Cincinnati’s most innovative companies as they open their doors on Thursday, July 21. Whether you’re interested in learning more about StartupCincy, hearing from our top tier non-profits, networking with like-minded professionals, or finding out where our city is headed – we’ve got you covered.


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The NewCo Experience

John Battelle Explains the NewCo Experience

Get inside the NewCo experience. During a NewCo festival, host companies invite attendees inside their headquarters, offering an up-close and personal view into how they run their business.

  • NewCo Spotlight

    Accelerator First Batch Helps Startups Build Real Things

    Cincinnati-based accelerator First Batch isn’t helping companies develop apps, platforms, or services. It’s focusing exclusively on startups that want to scale the production of physical products. Companies with a prototype can apply to the 20-week program to learn how to navigate the manufacturing, branding, and marketing resources Cincinnati offers. Why Cincinnati? Ohio ranks third in the nation in manufacturing, and the Cincinnati metro area is second in the state.

  • Local12 joined in on the fun at NewCo Cincinnati 2015

    NewCo Cincinnati 2015

    The first professional baseball team, the first municipal fire department; those were some of Cincinnati's firsts. Thursday night, July 23, the city was filled with people trying to add to the list of firsts. The concept of the first ever Newco Cincinnati event was much like that of a business convention. But let's face it, it wasn't as boring. The event traded the hotel conference room for 50 store fronts in five different regions of greater Cincinnati. In attendance were people looking for new jobs but also individuals who wanted to create their own job. From places like The Peoples Liberty, an OTR lab that provides grants and space for start-ups, to settings like Rhinegeist Brewery, an extremely successful Cincinnati beer start-up company, attendees got tours and heard the secrets of success. Newco has seen success around the world and organizers believe this was the right time to bring Cincinnati into the loop. At the end of the daylong event, what's better than happy hour networking at one of Cincinnati's first start-ups, Christian Moerlien. Newco Cincinnati said it will be putting together future events for entrepreneurs.

Global NewCo Partners

“NewCo is more than the sum of its parts; it's an event and experience that you start to really appreciate a few months after all is said and done when the new connections you've made with prospective users, fellow entrepreneurs and like minded people start manifesting themselves into new partnerships.”

Arvind Murthy @arvmurthy
Founder, Bear State Coffee

Global Advisory Council

  • Arianna Huffington
    President and Editor-In-Chief, Huffington Post Media Group
  • Brad Feld
    Managing Director, Foundry Group
  • Dick Costolo
  • Jason Hirschhorn
    CEO and Chief Curator, The ReDEF Group
  • Jeff Weiner
    CEO, LinkedIn
  • John Borthwick
    CEO, Betaworks
  • Matt Seiler
    Global CEO, IPG Mediabrands
  • Ron Conway
    Founder & Managing Partner, SV Angel
  • Steve Papermaster
    Chairman and CEO, Powershift Group

NewCo Cincinnati Advisory Council

  • Alecia Kintner
    President & CEO, Artswave
  • Alex Tosolini
    SVP New Business Development, The Kroger Co.
  • Barbara Hauser
    Manager, Ohio Community Relations, Procter & Gamble
  • Bob Gilbreath
    Co-Founder & CEO, Ahalogy
  • Christy Samad
    Senior Events Manager, 3CDC
  • Dave Knox
    Chief Marketing Officer, Rockfish
  • David Willbrand
    Partner, Thompson Hine
  • Derrick Braziel
    Co-Founder and Managing Director, Mortar
  • Emilie Johnson
    President, OTR Chamber of Commerce
  • Eric Avner
    CEO, People’s Liberty
  • Eric Weissman
    Director of Marketing and Communications, Cintrifuse
  • Erika Fiola
    Manager, Talent Initiatives, Cincinnati Chamber
  • Hillary Copsey
    Director of Communications & Marketing, Artswave
  • JB Kropp
    VP, Digital Strategy & Business Development, E.W. Scripps
  • JB Woodruff
    Program Director, UpTech
  • Julie Eddleman
    Global Client Partner, Google
  • Mark Fahner
    VP Corporate Development, Cincinnati Bell
  • Melanie Healey
    Board Director, Strategic Advisor & Speaker, former Procter & Gamble
  • Mindy Rosen
    SVP, Communication & Strategic Initiatives, Downtown Cincinnati, Inc.
  • Naashom Marx
    Director of Corporate Connections, Cintrifuse
  • P.G. Sittenfeld
    Member, Cincinnati City Council
  • Seth Maney
    Executive Vice President, Urban Sites
  • Stan Joosten
    Innovatioin Manager, Global eBusiness, Procter & Gamble
  • Tarek Kamil
    Founder, Cerkl
  • Tony Alexander
    General Manager/Founder, Brandery
  • Valerie Jacobs
    Chief Insight + Innovation Officer, LPK
  • Wendy Lea
    CEO, Cintrifuse