Author, and Five-Time Tech Entrepreneur & Hyper-Growth CEO

Harnessing Innovation: Turning Raw Ideas into Powerful Results

Friday, March 23 | 8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

Sponsored by Matrix Fitness


As a four-time successful tech entrepreneur and investor in dozens of startups, Josh Linkner 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 Linkner discovered by founding and building companies that collectively sold for over $200 million. As a professional-level jazz guitarist, Linkner 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. You’ll learn to:

  • Use specific techniques to harness your most powerful ideas
  • Apply creativity on a daily basis across all business activities and roles
  • Break free from the three biggest blockers of creativity
  • Apply best practices from the world’s most innovative companies
  • Avoid the five biggest creativity killers
  • Master the three most powerful brainstorming techniques that you’ve never even heard of
  • Build a culture that celebrates fresh thinking and embraces new ideas

Josh Linkner has spent his career harnessing the power of creative disruption. As the founder and CEO of five successful tech companies, Linkner built his businesses from blueprints to million-dollar operations. In addition to his own startups, Linkner has been involved with the launch, growth or financing of more than 100 other companies and has mentored leaders and entrepreneurs through the opportunities and challenges of explosive growth.


He is also an award-winning digital marketer. As the founder and CEO of ePrize, Linkner built the world’s largest digital promotions agency, which served 74 of the world’s 100 most powerful brands. Linkner travels the globe inspiring audiences with his fresh insights on innovation, creativity and hyper-growth leadership, as well as proven business strategies that drive meaningful outcomes. He is also a two-time New York Times bestselling-author of three books: Disciplined Dreaming: A Proven System to Drive Breakthrough Creativity, The Road to Reinvention: How to Drive Disruption and Accelerate Transformation, and Hacking Innovation: The New Growth Model from the Sinister World of Hackers.

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