OpenCoSF

Oct. 9 - Oct. 11, 2013



San Francisco, CA


Description

The Mission.
OpenCo is a unique events and media platform advancing a burgeoning new business movement based on collaboration, community, and cooperation. In 2013 thousands of business leaders will gather in San Francisco, Detroit, New York, and London in an entirely new event model. Innovative companies – HostCos – will open their doors and share their mission, vision and give an inside view of how they are making a dent in the universe. By 2014, OpenCo will be in ten cities, and within three years, OpenCo will be a movement in dozens of cities around the world, and a major media platform with thousands of video and other content and community assets. To learn more go to www.openco.us
 
The Vision. 
OpenCo celebrates innovation and centers on the concept of openness — open collaboration, open communication, open community, open company…open to new ideas & business models. OpenCo is a celebration of the companies who hold these values.
 
The Format. 
OpenCo is a cross between an artist’s open studio and a tech conference, with the vibe of a music festival. Participants build their own schedule of sessions presented by HostCos and held in their native habitat. 
 

The History.  
OpenCo launched last Fall in San Francisco by experienced marketers and conference organizers Brian Monahan and John Battelle. The concept was simple. 80+ companies (called HostCo’s) located around the city opened their doors and invited the public in to see what makes them innovative and talk candidly about what they are doing to change the world.

Using OpenCo as a platform to put their values into practice, HostCo’s validated the concept of openness in their native habitat: open collaboration, open community, open communication and open doors.

A mix between a business conference and artist's open studio with the vibe of a music festival, OpenCo was met with incredible enthusiasm and extended into cities around the world with events in New York, London, and Detroit. OpenCo was embraced not just as an event, but coined a ‘movement’ to demonstrate transparency and collaboration to advance the innovation economy.

 

The Present. 
Returning to San Francisco this October 9-11th, OpenCo will now host 130+ HostCos and thousands of attendees – technologists, marketers, job seekers, neighbors, investors, media and entrepreneurs.

Backed by an incredible network of support stemming from its advisory council and HostCos – OpenCo will continue on it’s mission to become a movement in the innovation economy.

By 2014, OpenCo will be in ten cities, and within three years, OpenCo will be a movement in dozens of cities around the world, and a major media platform with thousands of video and other content and community assets. To learn more go to www.openco.us

 

Additional information can be found at OpenCo.us and at:
http://storify.com/johnbattelle

 

 


View this event's webpage »

Date and Time

Wed, Oct. 9

-

Fri, Oct. 11, 2013

6 p.m. - 10 p.m.
(GMT-0800) US/Pacific

Location


San Francisco, CA