Meet Innovation Expert Josh Linkner At ESD

SOUTHFIELD — One of the world’s best-known experts on business innovation will offer a rare small-group speech and book signing later this month at The Engineering Society of Detroit headquarters.

Josh Linkner, CEO and managing partner of Detroit Venture Partners, will offer a talk on “The Road to Reinvention” at an ESD “Business Over Breakfast” event Thursday, June 26.

The event begins with networking and continental breakfast at 7:30 a.m. with the program running from 8 to 9 p.m. ESD headquarters is at 20700 Civic Center Drive, Suite 450, in Southfield.

Linkner believes that creativity and innovation are the lifeblood of all human progress. He has spent his career harnessing the spirit of creative disruption, including in his latest book – “The Road to Reinvention: How to Drive Disruption and Accelerate Transformation.”

Linkner will speak on his new book, as well as entrepreneurship in Detroit and how the city is driving sustainable success through an intense focus on reinvention.

Linkner was an early internet entrepreneur in Detroit, founding the pioneering web design and e-commerce firm GlobalLink New Media in 1995, and in 1999 founding ePrize, the world’s largest provider of online promotions and contests. In 2010, he became CEO of Detroit Venture Partners, and is now playing a key role in the turnaround of Detroit. He is also a New York Times bestselling author, a top-rated keynote speaker and a professional jazz guitarist.

Cost of the event is $25 ESD members and $40 for non-members. Non-members can join ESD for $114 and attend the program for free. (This offer is available for first-time members only.)

Register at this link or call (248) 353-0735 to register by phone.

Business Over Breakfast is a monthly series by The Engineering Society of Detroit designed to bring together people for networking opportunities, as well as the chance to hear from stakeholders about regional issues of importance.

This series is for business leaders, employees, college students, or anyone interested in learning about business opportunities, regional issues, employment trends, or simply about the people and places making a difference in our area.

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