Josh Thompson

Josh leads the Onward Labs team’s efforts across company building, partnerships, and community and is Venture Partner at the Onward Lab’s Co-Founder, Human Ventures.

Josh has spent his career at the intersection of public/private partnerships, working with former Mayor Cory Booker to reimagine the possibilities for education and economic development alongside the $100 million investment by Mark Zuckerberg.

Josh was appointed as Director of Education in Bridgeport, CT where he eliminated their budget deficit and built the first vehicle to receive private investment. Josh was a Mayoral Candidate for New York City in the most recent election and co-founded Blockchain for Change, one of the first live and working companies built on blockchain in New York City.