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Instructor and Project Advisor, School of Business and Economics, Michigan Technological University

Jonathan Leinonen
Jonathan Leinonen

Jonathan is principal of Planning Vision, LLC which serves to provide business guidance to technology-based businesses.  For over 20 years, he has worked with companies ranging from startup to industry-leading firms, guiding and deploying technology-focused innovation in sectors ranging from automotive to information technology.  He currently serves at Michigan Technological University as an instructor in the School of Business and Economics and as a Mentor in Residence, teaching and guiding early stage technology innovation with strategic planning, capital formation and business development.  Mr. Leinonen also serves numerous community organizations including the Portage Health Foundation, the Finnish American Chamber of Commerce – Upper Michigan, MTEC SmartZone and other non-profit organizations that are aligned to provide the people of Upper Michigan with sustainable economic development.