What I'm doing NOW

Here's a quick peek at what I'm focused on at this exact point in life

I'm publishing content online


I'm at home in Brooklyn until mid-April

I travel a lot for career and fun. Some places I've been recently are:


I'm getting Startup Grind back up and running

We hit a major snag during lockdown and paused in-person events for three years. With help from new partners like Two Sigma Ventures and The Yard, we're back to hosting live events to empower the local startup community. Recent fireside chats include Paula Jackler from Figure and Jannick Malling from Public.

I'm exploring what a new role will look like for me

Since leaving Verizon in 2023, I've stayed busy and delivered lectures to the NYU Stern Tech MBA cohort and at an AI ML Summit. I'm diving deeper into the startup community and venture capital space, having meaningful conversations and working on what's next.

(If you have ideas, please reach out! joshua.ness@ieee.org)


I'm building communities at the National Arts Club

I joined the National Arts Club in 2020. Out mission is to stimulate, foster, and promote public interest in the arts. I sit on the Art & Technology Committee and help produce events that explore the intersection of art and innovation. I'm also a docent and regularly give tours of our historic clubhouse on Gramercy Park to the public and to fellow members.


I'm sailing a lot, training to pass the Skipper test at Manhattan Yacht Club

I got into sailing during the pandemic, and it's been a great new hobby. I've met lots of wonderful people and participated on several international trips and races. The season starts in May, but I stay busy sailing catamarans in the Caribbean during winter.