OnMilwaukee.com is a proud promotional partner of Flying Car, Milwaukee’s version of an entrepreneurial innovative approach to showcasing all that’s happening in the creative business world here in Brew City.
Flying Car replaces Innovation Week and ironically happens just a month after Terrafugia Inc., the developer of the Transition street-legal airplane, announced its vision for the future of personal transportation. See it here.
Of course, in concept and name a flying car is the symbol of the future we've all been waiting for – that shiny, elusive thing that’s just around the corner. Flying Car 2013 takes off for 10 days (June 1-10) of workshops, networking, pitches, and its big signature gala. Inventors, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and members of the future-loving public (you) are invited to create – and celebrate – a better tomorrow.
Much of the promotion for the event is being done in a fun, positive, retro-50s environment. Like these interviews. Kinda funny stuff.
Big ideas hopefully will flow from Flying Car. Several intrigue me, but one – the Kohl’s Challenge – should stand out. Kohl’s wants to know how to best replicate the best of online shopping experiences within a brick and mortar store. Read all about it here. As someone who mainly shops online, I have several thoughts and am eager to hear what others come up with.
Other highlights for the upcoming Flying Car week? A MilerCoors libation innovation event, a presentation from Nina Vaca, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Pinnacle Technical Resources, which currently ranks among the Top 20 IT staffing firms nationwid, and much, much more.
See you there, Milwaukee! And, here's to the flying car.
A life-long and passionate community leader and Milwaukeean, Jeff Sherman is a co-founder of OnMilwaukee.
He grew up in Wauwatosa and graduated from Marquette University, as a Warrior. He holds an MBA from Cardinal Stritch University, and is the founding president of Young Professionals of Milwaukee (YPM)/Fuel Milwaukee.
Early in his career, Sherman was one of youngest members of the Greater Milwaukee Committee, and currently is involved in numerous civic and community groups - including board positions at The Wisconsin Center District, Wisconsin Club and Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. He's honored to have been named to The Business Journal's "30 under 30" and Milwaukee Magazine's "35 under 35" lists.
He owns a condo in Downtown and lives in greater Milwaukee with his wife Stephanie, his son, Jake, and daughter Pierce. He's a political, music, sports and news junkie and thinks, for what it's worth, that all new movies should be released in theaters, on demand, online and on DVD simultaneously.
He also thinks you should read OnMilwaukee each and every day.