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Wednesday, April 27
 

8:30am EDT

10% Happier: Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics
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We will walk NewCo participants through two major bits: Teach meditation through our app (play key videos, audio meditations, give a quick live talk, answer questions about the practice live) & talk about our plans as a company to build out our content, community, and physical presence in the world.

Presenters
avatar for Ben Rubin

Ben Rubin

Co-founder & CEO, 10% Happier: Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics

Host Companies
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10% Happier: Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics

10% Happier: Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics
Relax, skeptics; meditation doesn't require robes, crystals, or forced conscription into your local ultimate frisbee league. Nor does it involve magically "clearing the mind." It's simple, secular, scientifically validated exercise for your brain - and, increasingly, it's being practiced... Read More →


Wednesday April 27, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am EDT
10% Happier: Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics

8:30am EDT

Oxfam America
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Session Title: Turning the Humanitarian System on its Head



At NewCo Boston, festival goers will visit Oxfam America's headquarters near the North End and learn about our truly innovative work where we imagine a world free of poverty. The session will include a fast tour of office and the teams who make this work possible. Following, there will be a thought provoking presentation by Carlos Mejia and Nahuel Arenas who have decades of combined experience working in disaster areas including South Sudan, Chad, Columbia, and Yemen. They will address how the currently overstretched and underfunded humanitarian system must be rethought in order to meet new global realities. With images and video from the field as well as an interactive Q&A, festival goers will come away inspired and motivated to help change the world. Coffee and refreshments will be provided.

Watch a short video from Oxfam here

Presenters
avatar for Nahuel Arenas

Nahuel Arenas

Humanitarian Response Department Director, Oxfam America
avatar for Jim Daniell

Jim Daniell

Chief Operating Officer, Oxfam America
COO, Oxfam America
avatar for Carlos E. Mejía

Carlos E. Mejía

Humanitarian Change Goal Manager, Oxfam America

Host Companies
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Oxfam America

Oxfam America
Oxfam America is a global organization working to right the wrongs of poverty, hunger, and injustice. As one of 17 members of the international Oxfam confederation, we work with people in more than 90 countries to create lasting solutions.


Wednesday April 27, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am EDT
Oxfam America

10:30am EDT

Startup Institute
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Session Title: Hiring for Culture Fit: How to Find Top Talent & How to Be the Talent

69% of tech executives cite talent as a top barrier to their company’s future growth. In this session, we’ll discuss the six characteristics of successful employees in rapidly growing companies. Employers will learn how to screen for culture fit, while those looking to break into the tech industry will gain insight into how to appeal to hiring managers. A technically capable hire will get the job done—a strategic hire with passion, grit, and a willingness to put the company before themselves will positively impact the entire business.

 

Suggested Audience: Companies looking to scale, improve their company's culture, or employees looking to appeal to hiring managers should attend. 



Startup Institute was created in 2012 to bridge two worlds: the world of fast-growing companies that were desperate for talent and the world of people who were desperate to find careers they love.

 
 

Presenters
avatar for Diane Hessan

Diane Hessan

CEO, Startup Institute

Host Companies
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Startup Institute

Startup Institute
Startup Institute's eight-week program provides people with the skills, mindset, and network to find a job they love, doing work that matters. Our program helps people build the technical skills, culture skills, and network that will launch them into the innovation industry in the... Read More →


Wednesday April 27, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
Startup Institute

10:30am EDT

American Well
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Session Title: Why Telehealth Now - The Future of Healthcare Delivery in the U.S.


In this session, attendees will learn about the future of healthcare delivery in the U.S. (and beyond) aka telehealth, or the ability to see your doctor over video, on your phone.  You will hear from senior executives at the nation’s fastest growing telehealth company, American Well, about how telehealth works, why it is skyrocketing in popularity now not only among consumers but also major healthcare brands like Cleveland Clinic, CVS Health, and United Healthcare, and how our company is leading the way in terms of product innovation. You will get high level demos of our consumer-facing mobile app Amwell, as well as our newest enterprise telehealth release, AW9, which includes an industry-first mobile telehealth software development kit (SDK) and Multiway Video solution that allows for multiple people to take part in a live, video doctor visit (as in, the full care team – primary care physician and specialist, in addition to family members, translators, health coaches, etc).

Suggested attendees: tech developers, entrepreneurs, investors, product managers, health advocates 

Presenters
avatar for Mary Modahl

Mary Modahl

Chief Marketing Officer, American Well
avatar for Katie Ruigh

Katie Ruigh

VP, Product, American Well
avatar for Dr. Roy Schoenberg

Dr. Roy Schoenberg

CEO/Co-Founder, American Well

Host Companies
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American Well

American Well
American Well is a national telehealth company serving top health systems, health plans, employers and consumers through our mobile app Amwell. We connect patients to a doctor in minutes for a live video visit - making care faster, easier, and more affordable than ever before.


Wednesday April 27, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
American Well

10:30am EDT

CIC Cambridge
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 Session Title: Analog Devices IOT

At ADI, we’re passionate about making tomorrow’s possibilities a reality through innovations that bridge the physical and digital. We’re collaborating across ecosystems to transform industries and realize the enormous potential for positive impacts in healthcare, transportation, communications and automation. Through our advancements in technologies that sense, measure and connect, we are enabling our customers to intelligently bridging the physical and digital in ways that are truly ahead of what’s possible.


Visit http://www.analog.com/


Host Companies
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CIC Cambridge

CIC Cambridge


Wednesday April 27, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
CIC Cambridge

10:30am EDT

Resilient Coders
Limited Capacity seats available

DIRECTIONS TO ATTENDEES: THE EVENT IS BEING HELD ON THE 5TH FLOOR.

Session Title: How you (yes you!) can help solve tech's diversity crisis. Really.


This NewCo session will have a discussion around tech's diversity crisis.

Presenters
avatar for David Delmar

David Delmar

Executive Director, Resilient Coders

Host Companies
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Resilient Coders

Resilient Coders
Resilient Coders teaches young people from traditionally underserved communities the fundamentals of web development, as a way of aligning them with a lucrative and meaningful career path. We then employ our higher performers through a web development shop called Resilient Lab, building... Read More →


Wednesday April 27, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
Resilient Coders

12:30pm EDT

C Space
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Customer Inspired: How to Achieve Growth in the 21st Century

C Space will present compelling evidence about why companies that genuinely "get" their customers outperform competitors. Our research is grounded completely in the customer's point of view, not the company's. The companies that really "get" their customers each share five characteristics that customers notice, value, and actively seek, regardless of industry: they are open, relevant, empathetic, rewarding, and delightful. In this session we will explore these five traits in depth and highlight companies that are creating Customer Inspired Growth, With the help of audience members, we will discuss what you want from companies and what brands should know about how to make that happen.

Presenters
avatar for Howard Kogan

Howard Kogan

President, C Space

Host Companies
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C Space

C Space
C Space’s interactive session will present compelling evidence as to why companies that genuinely "get" their customers outperform competitors. C Space’s research is grounded firmly in the customer's point of view. The companies that truly "get" their customers each share five... Read More →


Wednesday April 27, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT
C Space

12:30pm EDT

Carbonite
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Cloud promiscuity and the future of your stuff

In today's world, we are all connecting to multiple clouds via our work and personal devices. Many of us are using a dozen clouds or more to store files, photos, videos, messages, and other important data. Yet, most of us also don't know where everything lives and how to recover it in the face of a disaster. Come visit with the team at Carbonite to spend an hour understanding where all your stuff really lives, the implications for security and privacy, and how to have better cloud hygiene in the future.

Presenters
avatar for Norman Guadagno

Norman Guadagno

SVP, Marketing, Carbonite

Host Companies
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Carbonite

Carbonite


Wednesday April 27, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT
Carbonite

12:30pm EDT

ezCater
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Food for Thought: On-Demand Goes B2B

ezCater Co-founder and CEO Stefania Mallett will take the floor to tell the company's story - how a failed business venture led her to the creation and success of ezCater. She'll also talk about the future of on-demand services, how they're shifting to the business market, and ezCater's strategy for maintaining its market lead on the likes of Uber and Amazon, which are getting into the business catering market. The floor will then be open for a Q&A session with Stefania and her senior leadership team. Then attendees will enjoy a quick tour of ezCater's newly expanded office space overlooking the city, and experience a live demonstration of the company's ordering platform. They will also be treated to lunch from one of ezCater's catering partners.

Special Message to Attendees:
Enter 101 Arch Street and take the escalator up to the main lobby. Check in with the security guard at the desk. Let them know you're here for ezCater. You will need to present a photo ID. They will give you access to the elevators. ezCater is located on the 15th floor.  

Presenters
avatar for Stefania Mallett

Stefania Mallett

Co-founder and CEO, ezCater, Boston, Massachusetts

Host Companies
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ezCater

ezCater, Boston, Massachusetts
ezCater is the only nationwide marketplace for business catering. ezCater's online ordering, on-time ratings and reviews, and 5-star customer service connect businesspeople to reliable catering for any meeting, anywhere in the United States.


Wednesday April 27, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT
ezCater, Boston, Massachusetts

12:30pm EDT

Codiscope
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Bad software is taking over the world...it's time to fight back!

We are gripped with security anxiety in a world where software is unavoidable. Codiscope's mission is to make sure that our children can safely use apps every day.

We would like to welcome the outside community to tour vibrant office space and participate in an interactive learning experience. We will demonstrate how the Codiscope approach to security is different and why it is no longer acceptable to take risks with cyber security. Through real-life examples and actionable training, we believe that developers can build vulnerability-free software from the start. Visitors will learn how to start taking active steps to defend themselves from the bad software that is threatening to take over the world.

Watch a short video from Codiscope here.

Special Message to Attendees:
Codiscope is located at 20 Park Plaza, Suite 1400. All guests will be pre-registered by a Codiscope staff member. Please bring a valid ID with you to present to the Park Plaza security staff upon request. A Codiscope employee will meet you in the lobby where you will be given a temporary pass to the Park Plaza building.  

Presenters
avatar for Gary Jackson

Gary Jackson

CEO, Codiscope

Host Companies
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Codiscope

Codiscope
Codiscope was established in 2015 as a spin-off of Cigital, Inc. We've transformed the tools and intellectual property created by Cigital software security experts into a suite of accessible, streamlined tools for a broad population of developers. We are committed to building and... Read More →


Wednesday April 27, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT
Codiscope

12:30pm EDT

Acquia
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Global organizations rely on Acquia to build world-class digital experiences that deliver transformative business results. We're helping organizations realize the vision of personalized, real-time customer engagement to the right person, at the right time, on the right device. Learn about our journey, from our co-founder's start creating the Drupal open source content management framework in his dorm in Belgium to our move to Boston's Financial District one year ago and looking toward our future. 


Presenters
avatar for Tom Erickson

Tom Erickson

CEO, Acquia

Host Companies
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Acquia

Acquia


Wednesday April 27, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT
Acquia

2:30pm EDT

BikeBus: A Fitness and Transportation Hybrid
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Session Title: How To Fit In a Workout While Stuck in Rush Hour

BikeBus will take 16 lucky participants on board the world's first vehicle that combines fitness, transportation, and a patent-pending safety system in an effort to combat chronic diseases resulting from our increasingly sedentary lifestyle.  Whether it's at our desks during the day or during our commutes, we sit a lot every day.  Researchers have gone so far to say that sitting is killing us.  Come experience firsthand how we transform unhealthy sedentary time into healthy active time - even while stuck on the highway during rush hour! Q&A as we bike around Boston in our climate-controlled and captivating environment.

Session A - 8 participants from 2:30-3:00 pm
Session B - 8 participants from 3:00-3:30 pm
Towels, water, and fruit provided; Athletic wear encouraged; Sneakers required



We'll be waiting for you in the Tour Bus parking area in front of the Sheraton Boston Hotel, 39 Dalton Street, Boston, MA 02199.  Look for our BikeBus logo - you can't miss us.  See you on board soon!



Presenters
avatar for Eric Brodie

Eric Brodie

Co-Founder, Principal, BikeBus
avatar for Seema Brodie

Seema Brodie

Co-Founder & Principal, BikeBus

Host Companies
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BikeBus: A Fitness and Transportation Hybrid

BikeBus
Sitting for long hours at your desk or trapped in a painful commute every day?  BikeBus invented a radically fun fitness and transportation solution that transforms unhealthy sedentary time into healthy active time - even while you're stuck on the highway during rush hour!  Collective... Read More →


Wednesday April 27, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
BikeBus

2:30pm EDT

Sonzia
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Accessible Computing - motor, vision, and other concerns in Universal Design

We will showcase content on the world's largest touch screen, host a group discussion on accessibility and universal design, and introduce software content made by the other attendees. Use the entrance near the street. Look for the balloons and signage.

Presenters
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Mihai Dinulescu

Co-Founder / Chief Business Officer, Sonzia

Host Companies
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Sonzia

Sonzia
Sonzia makes the world's most affordable large scale computers, including the most financially accessible 4K touch displays sold today. Sonzia also produces the world's largest single panel touch displays, with the largest built to date spanning over 20 feeet in diagonal.


Wednesday April 27, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
Sonzia

2:30pm EDT

Copatient
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Session Title: Disrupting the System: How Copatient is Simplifying Healthcare Expenses 

Healthcare is known to be expensive, confusing, stressful, and extraordinarily difficult to navigate. Join co-founder Rebecca Palm as she discusses copatient’s role in disrupting the healthcare industry. Copatient’s products and services were built with the simple principle that paying for healthcare should be easy. Attendees will have an exclusive behind the scenes look at copatient’s technology platform, and the customer’s experience. Plus, a session featuring tips and tricks on spotting errors and overcharges on your own medical bills, and when to bring in experts for the heavy lifting. You’ll also gain insight into how copatient is working with employers, brokers, and health plans to save money on healthcare costs, while continuing to provide guidance and education to consumers. 

Suggested audience: healthcare professionals, HR professionals, finance professionals, consumers, VC’s, companies seeking partnership opportunities 

Presenters
avatar for Rebecca Palm

Rebecca Palm

Chief Strategy Officer, Co-founder, CoPatient

Host Companies
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Copatient

CoPatient


Wednesday April 27, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
CoPatient

2:30pm EDT

LevelUp
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Mobile Payments & The Cashier-Less Future

Even the optimists say that NFC based mobile payments are going to take years to break the 10% adoption mark. But, behind the scenes, another form of mobile payments is already there. Mobilely-initiated payments (such as Starbucks' Mobile Order & Pay) are capturing consumer's imaginations, and their dollars. Order ahead is mobile payments, just without the line, without the hardware, without the POS integrations and without the cashier interaction. It's not only growing faster than NFC, it's pulling mobile-savvy customers away from the counter altogether. Join LevelUp for a data-driven session on the adoption of mobilely-initated payments and a preview of a (potentially) cashier-less future.

Presenters
avatar for Seth Priebatsch

Seth Priebatsch

CEO & Founder, LevelUp

Host Companies
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LevelUp

LevelUp


Wednesday April 27, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
LevelUp

2:30pm EDT

Wayfair
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Session Title: Technology Innovation in eCommerce

This NewCo session will include a tour of our space and an interaction with our interactive 3D lab area. The session will be followed by Q&A with a company founder.

Presenters
avatar for Steven Conine

Steven Conine

Co-Founder, Wayfair

Host Companies
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Wayfair

Wayfair


Wednesday April 27, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
Wayfair

4:30pm EDT

Year Up
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Session Title: Year Up - proven diverse talent in sales, IT, and accounting (and, coming soon, programming!)

If you are hungry to fill your open spots in sales, IT, and accounting with top-quality, diverse talent who will deliver results for your organization and increase your retention, visit Year Up and experience the program through conversations with our talented students. Learn how companies like LogMeIn, BlackDuck, Bullhorn, Buildium, CarGurus, and Toast are disrupting traditional recruiting practices by taking advantage of our unique talent pipeline. Having trouble filling your QA and programming jobs? Talk to us and give us ideas for how we might adapt our upcoming coding and QA courses to fit the specific needs of your company.

Host Companies
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Year Up

Year Up
Year Up takes urban young adults from poverty to a professional career to a year.  We do this through a one-year, intensive training program. For the first five months of Year Up, students develop technical and professional skills in the classroom. Students then apply those skills... Read More →


Wednesday April 27, 2016 4:30pm - 5:30pm EDT
Year Up

4:30pm EDT

Localytics
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Session Title: The Future of Mobile

Hear from someone who worked directly with Steve Jobs on the iPhone, and who's been at the ground floor of the mobile app revolution since it started in 2008. Raj Aggarwal, Cofounder & CEO of Localytics, will talk to you about where mobile has come, the problems and opportunities of mobile today, and how it will reshape the entire digital landscape of tomorrow. We'll also have free beer so you don't want to miss this!

Presenters
avatar for Raj Aggarwal

Raj Aggarwal

CEO, Localytics

Host Companies
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Localytics

Localytics


Wednesday April 27, 2016 4:30pm - 5:30pm EDT
Localytics

4:30pm EDT

GreenLight Fund
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: The GreenLight Fund: A VC for the Nonprofit Sector

The GreenLight Fund has been catalyzing community change for low-income children, youth and families in urban areas for over a decade. John Simon, a prominent venture capitalist and entrepreneur, and Margaret Hall, a nonprofit executive with deep knowledge of effectiveness and capacity, joined forces when they saw that despite Boston’s growth in both wealth and the nonprofit sector, persistent challenges and service gaps remained. Low-income children and families were falling through the cracks. They saw for-profit entrepreneurs scale innovations quickly while social entrepreneurs struggled to scale impact-driven models beyond one or two communities. These innovative programs with significant, proven results were often unable to replicate in new cities where they faced a crowded, competitive space and lacked knowledge of the local landscape. What they needed was an on the ground partner -- an “escort” who knew the local community and could help forge a path toward success.

In response, Margaret and John created the GreenLight Fund to provide an important piece of infrastructure that was missing in Boston and other urban areas. To date, we've imported 9 high-performing, innovative and effective nonprofit programs into Boston. We help our investors navigate their philanthropy giving by identifying the best of the best organizations to invest in.

At this session you will get an inside look into venture philanthropy. You'll learn about our localize approach and meet the social entrepreneurs from our current portfolio. Attendees will also get an early glimpse of what is to come with our next Boston investment before it's announced to the public.

Presenters
KB

Kate Barrett

Associate Director of National Portfolio, GreenLight Fund

Host Companies
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GreenLight Fund

GreenLight Fund


Wednesday April 27, 2016 4:30pm - 5:30pm EDT
GreenLight Fund

4:30pm EDT

WeSpire
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Session Title: A New Vision for Building a Stronger and Thriving Workforce

Session Description
Today’s employees are looking to the organizations for which they work for more than just a pay check. They want to know the business they work for shares their values, acts responsibly, and cares about them professionally and personally. Although many employees say they want these things from their employer, few employees have been able to identify employers that match all of these criterion. This is exactly why only 13% of all employees around the world are actively engaged in the work they do every day. Organizations that have been able to crack the code on purpose and meaning according to John Kotter and James Heskett “outperform their counterparts with 400% higher revenues.” Join WeSpire Founder and CEO Susan Hunt Stevens for a session exploring the importance of providing employees with a sense purpose and meaning, and how it can help businesses meet, and exceed, company goals. Find out how you can empower your most valuable asset, your employees, to make your business a leader within your category. As today’s diverse workforce looks to their employer for fulfillment, companies should be equipped with the tools necessary to empower employees to make a difference. This session will also include a demo of the WeSpire employee engagement platform demonstrating how through behavior change science, positive psychology, game mechanics and social mechanisms we’ve been able to leverage technology to influence employee engagement by providing employees with a broader sense of purpose and meaning. 

Special Message to Attendees:
Our building is located next to the gates of China Town. WeSpire is on the 6th Floor of 125 Kingston St, Boston, MA. We are a 5- 10 minute walk from Downtown Crossing Station and South Station. Our office is accessible via elevator or stairs.  


Presenters
avatar for Nish Murthy

Nish Murthy

Director of Revenue, WeSpire

Host Companies
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WeSpire

WeSpire


Wednesday April 27, 2016 4:30pm - 5:30pm EDT
WeSpire