BizTech speaker targets Milwaukee’s creative class

Last updated on July 2nd, 2019 at 09:53 am

Josh Linkner, founder and former chief executive officer of ePrize, the largest interactive promotion agency in the world, will be the keynote speaker at this year’s Executive Strategies Breakfast at the BizTech Conference and Expo on May 11.
Presented in partnership with the Cultural Alliance of Greater Milwaukee, Linkner’s insights help companies with new product innovation, building and leading creative cultures, creative approaches to sales and marketing, crafting differentiated competitive strategies, unorthodox problem solving and applying creativity to startups and high-growth companies.
“One idea is all it takes. One idea is all it takes to change your career,” Linkner said. “One idea is all it takes to change your company. One idea is all it takes to change your state. One idea is all it takes to change America. One idea is all it takes to change the world. And if you think about, one idea is the only thing that ever has.”
Before the age of 30, Linkner had started four companies and sold three of them, he recently launched his fifth company, a venture capital firm Detroit Venture Partners. Along with business partners Dan Gilbert and Brian Hermelin, Linkner is actively investing in early-stage technology companies looking to help rebuild the Detroit region through entrepreneurship.
He has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, AdAge, Inc. Magazine, Entrepreneur, and AdWeek, and has won multiple business, technology and design awards, including the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Crain’s Detroit Business 40 under 40, Fast Company’s Fast 50. He has  been named to The Inc. 500 six years in a row and has also been named the Detroit Executive of the Year and the Automation Alley CEO of the Year.
His first venture ePrize has grown to more than 1200 employees and now provides digital marketing services for 74 of the top 100 brands in the world.
His new book, “Disciplined Dreaming: A Proven System to Drive Breakthrough Creativity,” will be published later this month. To learn more about Linkner’s new book click on the video link above and to hear Linkner speak click on the video below.
Attendees of the Executive Strategies breakfast will receive a copy of Linkner’s new book. Cost to attend is $70 for the breakfast or $260 for an Expo VIP pass to all events.  For more information and to register to attend the event, visit


Josh Linkner Speaker’s Video from Josh Linkner on Vimeo.

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