Again this year, OnMilwaukee.com is proud and honored to help sponsor Newaukee’s YP Week. The programming, engagement and opportunities are all strong again this year.
A wonderful addition this year are small gatherings with national speakers. Although limited to sponsors and VIPs, the sessions are held at the very comfortable and cool "party" room at Rumpus Room.
Monday’s brought Lane Becker to town. Becker’s a Silicon Valley guy and founder of several companies that have spearheaded the Internet’s growth. According to his LinkedIn bio he works on "product development and product management; partnerships and business development; market strategy; user experience research, strategy, and design; investment fundraising; patience; disasters, both creation and recovery."
His book, "Get Lucky: How to Put Planned Serendipity to Work for You and Your Business" was featured here and it provides a good overview of many of the ideas that he spoke about on Monday.
James Carlson of Bucket Brigade did this awesome summary of Becker’s talk at YP Week.
Check out the entire YP Week agenda here. If you'd like please come see me lead a discussion called "Investing in your future" on Thursday from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Villa Terrace.
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.