(FLINT, Mich. – June 9, 2015) Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce ‘s Young Professionals welcome four-time tech entrepreneur, hyper-growth CEO, New York Times bestselling author and venture capitalist Josh Linkner to Flint. Linkner will speak July 9 at the Flint Institute of Arts, 1120 E. Kearsley St.

Linkner, a Detroit native, brings a unique and diverse set of experiences to any project. He is passionate about helping people and organizations drive creativity, innovation and performance. Linkner, who started his career as a jazz guitarist, has been the founder and CEO of four tech companies, which sold for a combined value of over $200 million. He is also an experienced business leader, venture capitalist, top-rated keynote speaker, and author of two New York Times bestsellers: Disciplined Dreaming and The Road to Reinvention.

A reception will be held from 5-6 p.m. prior to Linkner’s presentation at 6 p.m.  Following his presentation, Linkner will be available for a book signing for those who purchased the book-signing/book package.

“The Young Professionals are excited to bring in such an energetic speaker for the community to experience,” said DeAndra McCain, Sales Manager for the Chamber. “Josh Linkner delivers a unique and dynamic spin on leadership to be shared with businesses owners, students, professionals and aspiring entrepreneurs in Genesee County.”

Advance tickets sales only. Tickets will not be available at the door. To register, go to www.flintandgenesee.org/events/linkner/.

Linkner’s presentation is sponsored by the Flint & Genesee Chamber, 3 Sixty Interactive, Diplomat, Drs. Mukkamala & Kulkarni, and Flint City Start-up.