The New Co. New York Festival is like a job fair — stay with us here — except instead of a sad, hideously lit convention center, the entire city opens its doors. For the third year running, the festival will host New York’s most inspirational companies and start-ups as they invite the ambitious and curious alike into their actual offices for talks and tours. Pay a visit to the stomping grounds of TED, BuzzFeed, Salon, and Refinery29, or City Harvest, Bloomberg, Casper, and Mashable. Whether you’re ambitious and looking to network or just curious, get a close-up look at some of the most successful entrepreneurial ventures in recent years in a setting that’s decidedly more play than work. Tonight’s VIP kickoff event at the New School will present a well-rounded preview of the festival’s speakers delivering micro-talks over cocktails.

May 13-14, 5:30 p.m., 2015