As we look to our 15 year anniversary in September, we’re all honored and blessed to be a part of the start-up and entrepreneurial culture in greater Milwaukee.
We and other area technology and creative companies have grown and succeeded because of great people. Milwaukee’s full of talent, and our team at OnMilwaukee.com is a testament to the creative talent that's here. Increasingly, more and more people are choosing the Midwest as a path to great startups. This is good news.
Today, Carmel Deamicis tips PandoDaily’s hat to Milwaukee and the Midwest in a column titled, "Recruiting young talent away from the Silicon Valley limelight and into ... Milwaukee?"
Big thanks to Jeff Rowe for sharing this story with me.
There are numerous groups and individuals who work everyday to make Milwaukee attractive. From StartUpMKE to the Greater Milwaukee Committee to Newaukee, Art Milwaukee, the MMAC, the Creative Alliance of Milwaukee and many, many more. We’ve been in the recruitment and retention of talent game from the beginning. We helped start Young Professionals of Milwaukee, now FUEL Milwaukee, and I was the group’s first president.
So, it’s awesome to see Milwaukee get mentioned in what PandoDaily calls the "creeping growth of the Midwest tech industry."
Here’s the Milwaukee blurb from the story: "Matt Lautz of Milwaukee’s CorvisaCloud focuses on growing and training talent who have never worked full-time for a startup before.
"People who just graduated college have mentors who work with them for the first six months of their process," Lautz says. "We’re open to the understanding of helping to get people where they need to be."
Thanks, PandoDaily. We appreciate the exposure, and personally I love your goals and mission in your about us section.
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.