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Josh Linkner

Josh Linkner

Chairman and Cofounder, Platypus Labs

Josh Linkner is a Creative Troublemaker. He passionately believes that all human beings have incredible creative capacity, and he’s on a mission to unlock inventive thinking and creative problem solving to help leaders, individuals and communities soar.

Josh has been the founder and CEO of five tech companies, which sold for a combined value of over $200 million and is the author of four books including the New York Times Bestsellers, Disciplined Dreaming and The Road to Reinvention. He has invested in and/or mentored over 100 startups and is the Founding Partner of Detroit Venture Partners.

Today, Josh serves as Chairman and Cofounder of Platypus Labs, an innovation research, training and consulting firm, and is the Managing Partner and Cofounder of Mudita Venture Partners, an early-stage tech venture fund. He has twice been named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year and is the recipient of the United States Presidential Champion of Change Award.

Josh is also a passionate Detroiter, the father of four, is a professional-level jazz guitarist and has a slightly odd obsession with greasy pizza.

Get to know more about Josh’s work and connect with him at the links below: 

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