Founder and CEO
Jonathan Littman is the founder and CEO of SmartUp.life, The Innovation Hub, and the co-author of two international bestsellers on innovation, The Art of Innovation and Ten Faces of Innovation, which have sold more than 750,000 copies, and are each published in 12 languages.
An adjunct professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of San Francisco, Mr. Littman is the author or co-author of ten books, and is currently writing The Entrepreneur’s Faces with his colleague Susanna Camp. He is an Entrepreneur in Residence at Schoolab SF, the California hub of the Paris-headquartered consultancy and incubator.
Mr. Littman is an internationally known expert on innovation, entrepreneurship and tech ecosystems. He leads seminars and delivers keynotes on entrepreneurship, startups, and innovation in the US, Europe and China, and has recently given talks on those topics in Beijing, Shanghai, Lisbon, Aveiro, Amsterdam, and San Francisco. Jonathan leads innovation and design thinking immersive labs for executives and MBA candidates from Italy, Spain, France, Germany, Canada, Turkey, Portugal, Brazil, Korea, Kazakhstan, and China. Several components of his labs and training curriculum have been translated into Chinese.
Jonathan’s ten books, four of which have been optioned for film, include two classics on computer hackers, The Fugitive Game and The Watchman. Jonathan is a New York Press Club winner. His nationally recognized journalism and reportage has appeared in Forbes, The Los Angeles Times Magazine and Playboy, where he was a Contributing Editor.
Jonathan holds a B.A. in Rhetoric from the University of California at Berkeley.