- The Institute for Applied CreativityChairman, 2010 - present
- Detroit Venture PartnersCEO / Managing Partner, 2010 - present
- ePrizeChairman / Founder, 1999 - 2009
To Josh Linkner, creativity and innovation are the lifeblood of all human progress, and as such, he’s spent his career harnessing the spirit of creative disruption. His journey has been non-traditional at every step: he’s been a professional jazz guitarist, 4-time tech entrepreneur, hyper-growth CEO, New York Times bestselling author, venture capitalist, and urban reinventor. Today, Linkner leads Detroit Venture Partners, helping to rebuild his hometown of Detroit, Michigan, by backing passionate entrepreneurs who can make an impact through their own innovative ideas. He is also a thought leader and top-rated keynote speaker on innovation, creativity, and reinvention. Linkner has written two books - Disciplined Dreaming: A Proven System to Drive Breakthrough Creativity and The Road to Reinvention: How to Drive Disruption and Accelerate Transformation. He’s on a mission to drive creativity, innovation, and reinvention. And yes, he still plays a mean jazz guitar. For more information, visit JoshLinkner.com.
- University of Florida
- Berklee College of Music