JOSH LINKNER has been the founder and CEO of five tech companies, which sold for a combined value of over $200 million. He is the author of four books including the New York Times Bestsellers, Disciplined Dreaming and The Road to Reinvention, as well as his latest book, Hacking Innovation. He has invested in and/or mentored over 100 startups, and is the Founding Partner of Detroit Venture Partners. Josh is a proud Gator Alum - B.S. in Advertising, Class of 1994.
Today, Josh serves as Chairman and co-founder of The Institute for Applied Creativity. He has twice been named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year and is a President Barack Obama Champion of Change award recipient. He is a regular columnist for Forbes, The Detroit Free Press, and Inc. Magazine.
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Attendance at Launch Into IA is required for all incoming first-year IA students. The Innovation Academy also encourages family members of new students who are interested in attending Launch Into IA to do so. Seating arrangements will be provided.
The IA office will be calling every student personally to confirm attendance at UF, their major and their t-shirt size. For more information about Launch into IA, please get in touch with us via our Contact us page. Go IA Gators!