Loading…
This event has ended. Visit the official site or create your own event on Sched.
Welcome! Thank you for your interest in NewCo Boston! Please click on "Get Your Tickets" and you will be redirected to an Eventbrite page. If you have a promo code, please enter that information before you select your ticket type and quantity. This will adjust the ticket price accordingly. 

Log in to bookmark your favorites and sync them to your phone or calendar.

South Boston [clear filter]
Wednesday, April 27
 

8:30am EDT

The Best Bees Company
Limited Capacity seats available

DIRECTIONS TO ATTENDEES:
When you arrive at 839 Albany Street you will see a Body Works shop. The Best Bees Company is located directly behind that -- on the lower level. Just walk around back!

Festival goers will see what it takes to run a beekeeping operation. We will have hundreds of honeybee-packages on site, preparing to be installed at homes and businesses throughout New England. The tour of our space will allow visitors an opportunity to help build bee boxes and frames, as well as see the technology behind our new SmartHive system. Questions and ideas will be welcomed throughout.

Watch a short video from The Best Bees Company here. 

Host Companies
avatar for The Best Bees Company

The Best Bees Company

The Best Bees Company
The Best Bees Company is dedicated to bee health. We provide installation, maintenance, and harvesting services to residential and commercial clients that wish to keep a beehive but don't want to manage the hive themselves.


Wednesday April 27, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am EDT
The Best Bees Company

8:30am EDT

Cengage Learning
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: Smart Product Design to Increase Student Success

How can smart product design lead to better student outcomes in the classroom?  How can we build digital tools that fit as seamlessly into students’ lives as Snapchat and Instagram?  Cengage Learning thinks about this all day, every day, and we are looking for sharp minds to come on board. Join our Chief Technology Officer for a cup of coffee and an interactive session around the intersection of education and technology.  See a demonstration of the latest digital tools hitting the classroom and hear about the transformation of a large scale publisher into a leading edtech company recently named one of the Top Four Hottest Companies in BostInno’s Tech Madness Bracket.    

Special Message to Attendees:
Please enter Cengage Learning via 20 Channel Center Street and go to reception on the 6th floor.  The Channel Center garage is right around the corner and there are surface lots and meters on A Street.  They are easy to spot and a very short walking distance.  


Presenters
avatar for George Moore

George Moore

Chief Technology Officer, Cengage Learning

Host Companies
avatar for Cengage Learning

Cengage Learning

Cengage Learning
Cengage Learning is a leading educational content, technology, and services company for the higher education and K-12, professional and library markets worldwide.


Wednesday April 27, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am EDT
Cengage Learning

8:30am EDT

Rue La La
Limited Capacity seats available

Rue is all about Engagement and embracing the notion "It's all Life." Monday through Friday is more than just time between weekends; it is the time of our lives.

Our aim is to deliver the most memorable professional experience of our Associates' lives.  By being focused on each individual and their personal growth, We Inspire Confidence in them to reach big and realize their true potential.  We live this each day in how we work together, support each other and inspire Confidence in our members by delivering the most engaging style destination to the next generation online/mobile shopper.

In this session, you’ll discover how we innovate as a thought leader in this context, with a case study in Technology.  


Presenters
avatar for Anthony Accardi

Anthony Accardi

CTO, Rue La La
avatar for Lawler Kang

Lawler Kang

Chief People Officer, Rue La La

Host Companies
avatar for Rue La La

Rue La La

Rue La La


Wednesday April 27, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am EDT
Rue La La

10:30am EDT

Ginkgo Bioworks
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Synthetic Biology as the Next Frontier of Technology 

In this engaging session, Creative Director Christina Agapakis will discuss how Ginkgo Bioworks is shaping the future of synthetic biology. Attendees will be given a tour of the world's first organism engineering foundry, Ginkgo's Bioworks1, a fully automated 18,000 square foot facility using automation to advance and scale the process of biological engineering. Session attendees will also have the opportunity to sample various cultured ingredients and scents developed by Ginkgo's state-of-the-art synthetic biology foundry.

Presenters
avatar for Christina Agapakis

Christina Agapakis

Creative Director, Ginkgo Bioworks

Host Companies
avatar for Ginkgo Bioworks

Ginkgo Bioworks

Ginkgo Bioworks
Ginkgo Bioworks is an organism design company engineering biology to manufacture products at scale for the real world in the nutrition, health and consumer goods and electronics sectors. The company's organism engineers work directly with customers including Fortune 500 companies... Read More →


Wednesday April 27, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
Ginkgo Bioworks

10:30am EDT

Artaic - Innovative Mosaic
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Mosaics & Robots: Adapting an Ancient Art Form for the 21st Century

 

How do you take an ancient art form, traditionally handmade by master craftsmen, and make it accessible for today's customers?

At Artaic, our goal is to make ordering custom tile as simple as purchasing stock product. We modernize the creation of architecturally compelling mosaics through fast design iterations, free sampling, and American robotic production.

As part of this session we will lead attendees through our entire process - from design to fabrication. Attendees will get an up close look at Tessera, our proprietary design software, and each part of our robotic manufacturing process. At the end, attendees will have a deeper understanding of our process and how we are able to quickly and efficiently produce large-scale mosaics for clients such as MIT, Disney, Legal Seafoods, MGM Resorts International, the Ritz-Carlton, and more.

Presenters
avatar for Ted Acworth

Ted Acworth

Founder & CEO, Artaic

Host Companies
avatar for Artaic - Innovative Mosaic

Artaic - Innovative Mosaic

Artaic - Innovative Mosaic


Wednesday April 27, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
Artaic - Innovative Mosaic

10:30am EDT

Rocket Farm Studios
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title:  If you build it, will they come? How you can create a winning mobile strategy in 2016.

At Rocket Farm Studios, the CEO and Founder will outline what you need to do today to harness the innovations in mobile technology to supercharge your business.. Where are we headed in 2016? What are some predictions? What's in store in 2020 and beyond? Join this lively discussion and hear about real-world examples of business that are shaking up their industry.

Presenters
avatar for Dan Katcher

Dan Katcher

Founder and CEO, Rocket Farm Studios

Host Companies
avatar for Rocket Farm Studios

Rocket Farm Studios

Rocket Farm Studios
We are the go-to firm for iOS apps, Android apps, and back-end architecture that are as smart as they are stylish. We've launched numerous top-20 apps in multiple categories. We work with Fortune 500 corporations, startups, and everything in between.


Wednesday April 27, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
Rocket Farm Studios

2:30pm EDT

Freight Farms
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Modernizing the Food System by Harnessing Technology

The agricultural industry is ripe for change, and design and technology has the potential to make a significant positive impact, and create a flexible and more resilient food system. Come visit Freight Farms to learn more about their expanding network of farmers across the world, and tour the company's flagship product, a climate controlled hydroponic farm built inside a 40 foot shipping container. 


Presenters
avatar for Brad McNamara

Brad McNamara

Co-founder, Freight Farms

Host Companies
avatar for Freight Farms

Freight Farms

Freight Farms
Freight Farms provides physical and digital solutions for creating local produce ecosystems on a global scale. The company’s flagship product, The Leafy Green Machine, is a complete hydroponic growing system capable of producing a variety of lettuces, herbs and hearty greens. Assembled... Read More →


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

4:30pm EDT

Venture Development Center
Limited Capacity seats available

Nowhere in the city will you meet a group of 28 year olds who within one year raised $500,000,000 to write suicide message to cancer cells. Scientific American selected SQZ Biotech as 1 of the top 10 World Changing Ideas. Join SQZ and the VDC for an in-depth and focused look at the simple device that is changing the world.

GPS: University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston MA
Transit: We recommend taking the Red Line to JFK/UMass Station. From 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., a free shuttle bus takes you to and from the Campus Center. The trip normally takes 10 minutes.

Taxi/Uber/Lyft: Instruct the driver to take you to the UMass Boston Campus Center.

Driving: There are several parking lots around the campus. We recommend the Bayside Lot (200 Mt. Vernon Street). Free shuttles run Monday-Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., to the Campus Center. The trip normally takes ten minutes.

From the Campus Center, take the elevator from the Upper Level to Second Floor. Turn right, and walk the length of the building, then enter the catwalk. Walk straight ahead to Wheatley Hall. Take the elevator to the Third Floor. Turn left, and walk down the hallway until you reach a white-walled corridor with a glass door entrance to the Venture Development Center.

 

Host Companies
avatar for Venture Development Center

Venture Development Center

Venture Development Center


Wednesday April 27, 2016 4:30pm - 5:30pm EDT
Venture Development Center