Master Class Series – Entrepreneurs
Silicon Valley's Secret Playbook for Rapid Growth Startups
Who are these Master Classes for?
About the Instructor:
Josh Barker, MBA
Josh Barker is the Founder and CEO of City Innovations, a venture studio that enables ventures achieve product-market fit and exponential growth. Previously, Josh served as the Associate Director of Innovation at KPMG. He also spend time in Silicon Valley as a CTO and has helped build several apps that are now generating tens of millions of dollars in annual revenue.
As an innovator at heart, Josh is consistently developing products and ideas along the way. However, after previously working on an unsuccessful startup, Josh didn’t want people to go through the same time, energy, and resources that he went through. His mission turned to helping ventures build the right thing, not just to build the thing right. That’s why Josh founded City Innovations to help people envision, validate, fund, and launch sustainable digital ventures and products by building the right thing — the first time around. In partnership with founders, intrapreneurs and investor teams, City Innovations provides the confidence to invest and build the right businesses that matter to the world.
Josh also spends his time as the podcast host for Venture unscripted. and a mentor at the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at The University of Chicago.