#btconf Berlin, Germany 11 - 12 Sep 2023

Josh Brewer

Designer, founder, investor, advisor, and occasional startup therapist – Josh is a design technologist turned entrepreneur and investor. He is an active Advisor and angel investor, working with companies like Highnote.fm, RunwayML, Flow Engineering, Balsa, and more. He was the cofounder and CEO of Abstract, the Executive Chairman of Awesome.ai, founder of the incubator Habitat Technologies, and Principal Designer at Twitter from 2010-2013. As well as co-authoring 52weeksofux.com with Joshua Porter, Josh Brewer has been a vocal advocate for Design Leadership, speaking about the challenges of building Design-led companies and products at scale.

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No One Else Can Walk Your Path

Ten years ago Josh took the stage at beyond tellerrand and took a big leap of faith, singing his entire talk to an improvised tune. That spontaneous act kicked off a decade of leaps into the unknown: deciding to leave Twitter, starting an incubator, spinning out two companies, becoming the CEO of a hyper-growth startup, selling the company, exploring the world of Venture Capital and Angel investing. All of this while raising a family and dealing with health illnesses, chronic stress, and starting therapy to work through trauma from his past. Throughout his journey, Josh has discovered some keys to living an authentic and present life, how to relate to identity, power, and fear, and the courage to walk your own path.