Josh Botkin

Josh Botkin

  • Lecturer in Entrepreneurial Studies, Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Director, Zell Entrepreneurs Program)
Education
  • MBA University of Michigan 2006
  • AB Columbia University - Columbia College 1992

Contact Information

Phone
(734) 615-2929
Email
Room
R3252
Research

Joshua Botkin is a Lecturer of Entrepreneurial Studies at Michigan Ross and an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Zell Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies. He teaches entrepreneurship and innovation to a broad range of learners, including undergraduates, graduates, executives and alumni. He is also the faculty director of Michigan’s Zell Entrepreneurs Program, which provides financial support and mentorship to the University’s most promising student founders.

When he's not on campus, Botkin actively practices entrepreneurship and innovation. For the past five years he has worked for HistoSonics, a venture-backed (Series C) medical device startup company whose novel focused-ultrasound technology destroys tumors non-invasively, without heat or ionizing radiation.

As a strategic innovation consultant, Botkin works with Global 500 companies, venture- and angel-backed startups, and nonprofit organizations to identify significant unmet needs and create new-to-the-world products, services and business models. He has led large innovation projects and training sessions for clients such as AARP, Ford Motor, and UnitedHealth Group. Earlier in his career he served as the VP of Product & Business Development at an orthopedic-health startup, helped launch and manage the e-commerce division for a Fortune 500 retailer, and worked on a series of PBS documentaries hosted by Walter Cronkite.

He holds an MBA from the University of Michigan and a BA from Columbia University.

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