Joshua Ness

Innovation Mentor in New York

Joshua Ness

Innovation Mentor in New York

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Hey! Welcome! If you've landed on this page, it means you're probably pretty rad.

As for me, I'm super into startups and disruptive thinking. One of my favorite things to do is listen to the ins and outs of an idea and figure out how to kick it into high gear.

To that end, I'm co-founder at StrategyHack. We teach enterprise teams to collaborate with the startup community and create new markets for growth through live-action, hands-on workshops with real startups.

I also help run Startup Grind NYC, a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs.

In the past, I've helped build marketing machines for teams in the event management, workforce development, IP protection, and community organization industries.

When not hustling professionally, I'm a mentor with Galvanize, Per Scholas, Sigma Phi Epsilon at NYU, and with Startup Institute.

I also run a couple Meetup groups for newcomers to the NYC startup community and for displaced Texans living in New York.

My claims to fame: I sat front row for Hamilton (original cast), I have an irrational fear of umbrellas, and I remember the quadratic formula. Go ahead -- test me.

Got a project you need a hand with? Get in touch! Connect below or shoot me an email at josh (at)

  • Work
    • StrategyHack
  • Education
    • University of North Texas