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Joshua Karp

Advisor Greater Chicago Area, US

Founder and CEO, Kumbuya and Founder and Publisher, The Printed Blog. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign grad.

Founder and CEO, Kumbuya and Founder and Publisher, The Printed Blog. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign grad.

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The Printed Blog


Founder and CEO Kumbuya June 2011 - present
Founder and Publisher The Printed Blog November 2008 - present
Senior Project Manager Columbia College Chicago November 2008 - July 2011
Senior Project Manager Kraft Foods March 2007 - November 2008
Project Manager Chicago Public Schools March 2002 - January 2004
Project Manager Various Clients July 1999 - March 2002
Program Manager Cap Gemini USA May 1998 - July 1999
Regional Program Manager Lockheed Martin IS&T May 1997 - May 1998
Project Manager Ameritech Cellular September 1995 - May 1997
General Manager Risetime Technologies September 1992 - September 1995


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Liberal Education 1990 - 1992

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Advisor With
  • • Fundraising
  • • Growth hacking
  • • Entertainment
  • • Organizational Development
Markets of Interest
  • • Advertising
  • • Commerce
  • • Media
  • • Music
  • • Payments
  • • Photos

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Abhishek Tiwari
We worked together  •  Previously Executive Director, Thorton Hldgs.. Previously Director, Avaya.
Driven, persistent, thoughtful and patient.
Sean Wycliffe
They're my friends  •  Co-founder and CEO, Dealflicks and Founder and President, Project Pueblo. University of California, Berkeley grad.
I spent a few months with Joshua at Warner Brother's Media Camp program in summer 2013. He has a bunch of experience with both failures and ... successes, and is very well networked with the press. Joshua is very experienced with fundraising for, pitching, and running startups. Would definitely recommend connecting with him.
Terry Mertens
They're my friends  •  Social Content Curator, SociaLogic Marketing and Creative Director, Plan B™ [The Agency Alternative].
I've known Josh personally most of my life. Went to school with him. Worked with him over the years. Continue to meet and discuss business w ... ith him often. He's a passionate and motivating team leader, with exceptional vision and the determination to push through challenges as they come. He's been problem-solving for the many stages of business development for many years, and is intimately familiar with what it takes to get a company off the ground and running. I can always count on Josh to provide thoughtful, well-articulated counsel no matter the topic. He's certainly someone whose insights and input are always welcome, and I recommend Josh without hesitation.
subbu arumugam
They're my advisor  •  Conspirator, Stealth Project and Co-organizer, Chicago Health Technology and Health 2.0 (a meetup group). Northwestern grad.
Josh and I worked on our respective projects across the same table while he was a tenant at 1871. In that relationship, we spent time learni ... ng about each other's startup, milestones reached, obstacles faced and more. This relationship illustrated Josh's listening skills, targeted and unvarnished advice that made me a better entrepreneur. Also, because of our relationship as "table mates", I was a fly-on-the-wall and got to hear his spot-on advice to other entrepreneurs and job seekers. Josh is a giving guy, who's been around the block multiple times.