NEW INC is a twelve-month program that runs annually from September through August. During their tenure, members participate in a 6-month formalized professional development program aimed at transforming their creative process. Our goal is to help participants build proficiency in business fundamentals and cultivate leadership confidence through best practices and by making informed decisions.
The program provides a mix of formats and frameworks including a Bootcamp, an Intensive, and group Check-In Sessions, paired with optional exploratory sessions like Creative Conversations and Work (It) Out workshops. The modules often combine the knowledge of industry professionals, practitioners, activists, and scholars who are leading open conversations about the changing nature of culture, technology, and business. Our goal is to optimize members’ freedom to explore, test, and scale while contributing to the NEW INC ecosystem.
Annual week-long intensive in September designed to jumpstart members’ personal and professional development. During this initiation, we introduce fundamental business skills and best practices while keeping members inspired with a sense of purpose. Topics covered include: Mission/Vision/Purpose, Alternative Financial Models, Sustainable Practices, Community Building, and Implicit Bias, to name a few.
Annual week-long intensive in December designed to support members in developing business models and financial structures. The format combines formal lectures and panels with hands-on breakout sessions with mentors.
The grand finale of the six-month professional development program, Demo Day offers members the opportunity to present their projects to a highly-curated audience of industry professionals who can help take their work to the next level with relevant connections, collaborations, and/or funding opportunities.
Bi-monthly hands-on workshops that allow members to test out concepts and learnings from the intensive sessions. These intimate group sessions help members ask personalized questions. Each workshop is limited to twenty members and is facilitated by staff and industry professionals.
From Happy Hours to Show and Tell crit sessions to Member Skillshares and Game Nights, NEW INC is always looking to bring its community together to share ideas, inspiration and knowledge and skills.
Thirty-minute one-on-one consultations led by staff and industry professionals who act as mentors throughout the duration of the program. Members receive individualized feedback on specific questions and challenges while unpacking future opportunities and pathways.
Bi-monthly curated lunch conversations both on- and off-site where members connect with creative entrepreneurs, thought leaders, and seasoned professionals from various fields. These conversations offer a chance to get inspired, connect with other members, and uncover the mysteries of starting a business.
Quarterly group sessions to check in on progress and assess how members’ strategic plan is really going (the good, the bad, and everything in between). The sessions are facilitated by Staff and industry professionals who offer feedback and guidance.
The culmination event of the year, NEW INC’s annual retreat offers members an opportunity to present their projects, celebrate their growth and development, and make long-lasting connections within the greater art x design x tech ecosystem.