Josh Linkner presented at Gartner Sourcing & Strategic Vendor Relationships Summit on Sep 21, 2016  

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Board Member @
Investments
2 Investments in 2 Companies
Gender:
Male
Location:
Detroit
Website:
http://joshlinkner.com/
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Josh Linkner is The New York Times-bestselling author of Disciplined Dreaming: A Proven System to Drive Breakthrough Creativity, named one of the top 10 business books of 2011. Josh is the CEO and Managing Partner of Detroit Venture Partners. Together with business partners Earvin “Magic” Johnson and NBA team owner Dan Gilbert, Josh is actively rebuilding urban areas through technology and entrepreneurship. Josh is also Adjunct Professor of Applied Creativity at the University of Michigan.

Josh is the founder, Chairman and former CEO of ePrize, the largest interactive promotion agency in the world providing digital marketing services for 74 of the top 100 brands.

Prior to ePrize, Josh was the founder and CEO of three other successful technology companies. He has been honored as the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year and is a President Barack Obama Champion of Change award recipient. Josh is a regular columnist for Fast Company and Inc. Magazine, and his work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, USA Today, and The New York Times.

Josh is also a Berklee-trained professional jazz guitarist performing regularly in jazz clubs throughout the United States. Most importantly, Josh is on a mission to make the world more creative.

Jobs (5)

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Adjunct Professor of Applied Creativity

2011 - Current   (over 5 years)

Creativity Expert | NYT, Wall St. Journal, USA Today, Amazon, B&N Best Selling Author and Speaker

1970 - Current   (over 46 years)
Past
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Ended
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Dec 6, 2010
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CEO / Managing Director
1999
2000
Senior Vice President
1995
1999
CEO / Founder

Investments (2)

DateInvested InRoundDetails
Jun, 2015$4.2M / Series A
Feb, 2013$1.25M / Series A (Lead)

Education (1)

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News (72)

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DateNews
Jul 24, 2016Detroit Free Press - Virtual reality-like fitness bike hitting it big
Jul 17, 2016Detroit Free Press - Lessons from 'Pokemon Go'
Jun 19, 2016Detroit Free Press - Red straw trap: Success sticks you to the past
Jun 11, 2016Detroit Free Press - Study a winning secret from chess masters
May 29, 2016Millwaukee Journal - Josh Linker's antidote to obsolescence: 'Be a disrupter'
May 29, 2016Detroit Free Press - Fight automation by honing soft human skills
May 27, 2016Tech Cocktail - What VCs Consider When Deciding to Invest in a Founder
May 22, 2016Detroit Free Press - Spam e-mail changed UK comedian James Veitch's life

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