Director of MBA Entrepreneurship Programs & Startup Recruiting

Josh Cohen is the Director of MBA Entrepreneurship Programs and Startup Recruiting, a unique role serving both Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship as well as the Fuqua School of Business Career Management Center. 

Josh’s mission is to empower impactful leaders. The son of two teachers, he has integrated this spirit of helping others achieve their fullest potential throughout his career. 

After graduation from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he developed programming to support students and young alumni at the UNC General Alumni Association. He then helped recruit senior leaders in the sports industry as an executive recruiter for a boutique sports consulting business. 

Josh began his management career after graduating with an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business as CEO at real estate startup Domo Life. As one of TransLoc’s earliest employees, Josh served as director of business development and director of strategy and partnerships, generating revenue to fund company operations and creating relationships to better meet the needs of their clients.  

Beginning in 2018, Josh inaugurated the National Director of Policy role at TransLoc. He interviewed the best minds in the mobility space to identify what was needed to achieve an equitable, accessible, and verdant mobility future as host of The Movement Podcast. He collected some of this wisdom into a leadership framework, Leadership Upside Down, as well as an e-book Starting a Mission-Driven Podcast: Nine Questions to Ask Before You Get Started.

In his spare time, Josh coaches and mentors leaders at Mobility Leadership Advisors and serves as the board chair for the Diaper Bank of North Carolina, a non-profit that distributes diapers, period products, and adult incontinence products to people throughout the state of North Carolina. He also roasts his own coffee and smokes his own NC-style barbecue.