Speaker: Josh Linkner

Date: Thursday, March 23
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Opening Keynote:

Innovation & the Future of Manufacturing

Josh has seen thousands of companies loaded with creative buzz and big ideas. How is it that some harness their imagination to create game-changing drivers of growth and innovation while others miss the mark? The answer: The best companies have a systematic process to focus their team’s creativity into practical outputs, something Josh discovered by founding and building companies that sold collectively for over $200 million. As a professional-level jazz guitarist, Josh blends the improvisational qualities of a jazz ensemble with bleeding-edge business savvy to bring a completely fresh perspective on unleashing creativity in the organization. His inspiring presentation delivers practical tools that can be used immediately to increase creative output and deliver bottom-line results.


Speaker Bio:

Anna De Souza, Lifestyle Expert & Reporter

Josh Linkner
Founding Partner, Detroit Venture Partners

Josh is a four-time tech entrepreneur, two-time New York Times bestselling author, founding partner of Detroit Venture Partners and a professional jazz guitarist. As a tech entrepreneur and investor in dozens of startups, Josh has seen thousands of companies loaded with creative buzz and big ideas. Josh delivers practical tools that can be used immediately to increase creative output and deliver bottom-line results.