NewCo Adds Shanghai, Beijing to Its Global Festival Lineup


We’re thrilled to announce that NewCo is partnering with Chinaccelerator to produce the first ever NewCo festival in Asia. NewCo Shanghai is first up on the fall NewCo tour, which also includes Toronto, Barcelona, Istanbul and Mexico City.

The Shanghai skyline

On September 13th, more than 20 mission-driven companies across Shanghai will open their doors and welcome intimate groups of NewCo festival attendees into their workspaces. Shanghai has a rapidly evolving tech industry and exciting international dynamics. Every year more companies move to Shanghai, including our NewCo partner Chinaccelerator which moved there three years ago. (Our US readers might have heard of their sister company IndieBio, based in the SF Bay area).

We’ve been eager to expand NewCo to China, and we’re looking forward to working with Chinaccelerator. NewCo’s unique “inside out” approach affords festival goers a view into the vibrant business ecosystem in Shanghai. Industries such as big data, machine learning, AI, ad-tech, education, and cloud computing will be highlighted in the first-year festival. NewCo Beijing will be added in 2017, and we are equally thrilled to show off the innovation and positive change being championed by companies in that city.

Chinaccelerator is funded by SOSV, which also runs the HAX hardware accelerator that has offices in Shenzhen and San Francisco, the IndieBio biotech accelerator in San Francisco and Ireland, the Food-X food and technology accelerator in New York and the MOX mobile-only accelerator in Taipei. Chinaccelerator’s mission is to help their founders create positive change, well-aligned with the NewCo mission to “identify, celebrate and connect the engines of positive change in our society”.

For more information on NewCo Shanghai, including setting up tour schedules for visitors, visit

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