Director of Ventures

Linda Kinning

Based in the United States

Linda has spent the past 10 years bringing ideas, products, and communities to life in domains ranging from theatre, AI research, to startups in the US and Asia. At Equitech Futures, she helps lead venture strategy and entrepreneurial education. Additionally, she is a product manager for an international venture incubator based in Japan and Silicon Valley. She helps first time founders innovate and build human-dented startups from idea stage to launch. She has worked in AI research at the University of Chicago and in the nonprofit sector in higher education and the arts. She received her MBA from Chicago Booth in behavioral science, strategy, and entrepreneurship and is currently based between Chicago and Tokyo.  You can read more about her work and experience here.