Wednesday, October 7 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm
VIP Kickoff & Reception at Gensler Oakland
Limited Capacity seats available
To add The VIP KICKOFF to your schedule you need to purchase a Oakland VIP Pass ticket.  If you already purchased a starter or unlimited ticket please email support@newco.co for upgrade information.  
Join NewCo Founder John Battelle for a mix of 1:1 conversations and more— all with the smart people behind some of Oakland's most exciting host companies. Then, sip cocktails and network with like-minded NewConians. Prepare to defend your schedule picks for the days ahead, the choices have only gotten tougher this year!

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John Battelle

CEO, NewCo Platform
John Battelle is the co-founder and CEO of NewCo Platform. He started NewCo back in 2012 as a passion project with Brian Monahan, who nows runs marketing for Walmart.com. Brian remains an active board member and advisor to both John and the entire NewCo team.NewCo started with a... Read More →
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Brian Dixon

Investment Principal, Kapor Capital, Kapor Center for Social Impact
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James Freeman

Founder, Blue Bottle Coffee
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Renee Geesler

Co-Founder, Mamacitas Cafe
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Shana Lancaster

Co-Founders, Mamacitas Cafe
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Ty Roberts

Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, Gracenote
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Nasos Topakas

CTO, Art.com

Host Companies
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Gensler is one of the top multi-disciplinary design firms in the world, integrating urban design & master planning, architectural design, interior design, landscape design, graphics, and brand design. M. Arthur Gensler Jr. & Associates, Inc. (“Gensler”), was founded in San Francisco... Read More →



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Sevda Karimova

Digital Marketing, Four Twenty Seven
Marketing, Digital Marketing, Products, Design

Wednesday October 7, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm PDT
  Ancillary Event - Oakland, VIP