Unreasonable Mentors

Josh Burgess

Founder at Edge Effect Solutions & former EVP of Global Community at Unreasonable

Josh is an Unreasonable Syndicate Investor and Mentor. Josh has participated in 5 programs, including Unreasonable FUTURE 2019, and has advised over 67 Unreasonable companies.
As VP of the extraordinary Unreasonable Global Community Team, I helped build the connective tissue binding Unreasonable's world-class Entrepreneurs, Mentors, and Investors to rapidly scale the globe's most impactful growth-stage companies and tackle humanity's most vexing problems. I went on to launch three new companies and help other entrepreneurs on their leadership journeys. I'm also a senior national security executive with 25 years military service —from leading Special Operations Forces in complex environments to advising U.S. and foreign government executives on security and sustainability.
My most recent endeavors have been in social justice, launching and serving as Board VP for Resettlement Action DC (REACT DC), a refugee resettlement non-profit, and directing the Central Oregon Civic Action Project, a public/private democracy innovation hub building bridges between progressive and conservative Oregon communities.