We help ventures achieve product-market fit and exponential growth. In partnership with founders, intrapreneurs and investor teams, we help provide the confidence to invest and build the right businesses that matter to the world.
Josh Barker has always been an innovator at heart — even as a child, he consistently was developing products and ideas along the way.
While working within corporate track, Josh served as the Director of Innovation at KPMG where he created and led a new group called “Innovative solutions” focused on bringing digital disruptive innovation to KPMG.
Taking what he learned at KPMG, Josh started his own consultancy that launched several apps to local companies in Grand Rapids, MI.
Josh quit his job at KPMG to partner with a life-long friend on a startup business concept for keeping people accountable to their fitness goals. This was funded by investors in Silicon Valley.
After previously working on an unsuccessful startup, Josh didn’t want people to go through the same time, energy, and resources that he just went through. His mission turned to help startups build the right thing, not just to build the thing right. That’s why Josh founded City Innovations, a venture studio that helps people envision, validate, fund, and launch sustainable digital ventures and products by building the right thing — the first time around.
Solve your customers’ needs by building the best-in-class business and software solution.