Monday, September 14, 2009

Terrafugia "Roadable Aircraft" to Provide Inspiration at MassTLC Innovation 2009 unConference

Terrafugia's "Transition" roadable aircraft (aka flying car) will be on-site serving as inspiration to hundreds of entrepreneurs at MassTLC's Innovation 2009 unConference on October 1, 2009.

Terrafugia was founded in 2006 by MIT-trained aeronautical engineers and MBA's - who also happen to be passionate private pilots. Taking advantage of new FAA regulations in the Light Sport Aircraft category, Terrafugia developed the Transition to provide pilots the convenience of a dual-purpose vehicle. Its unique design allows the Transition to fold its wings and drive on any surface road with a modern personal airplane platform. Once at the airport, the wings extend and the aircraft is ready for take-off. See photo gallery.

Stationed right outside the grand hallway, the Terrafugia roadable aircraft will be a focal point for several unConference sessions and will be an inspiration to creativity for all who attend. Some have likened the unfolding of the aircraft's wings to that of our local entrepreneurs who hope be flight ready in short order.

Last year's event sold out five days in advance and people on the waiting list had to be turned away. So if you're an entrepreneur, an investor, or a technology executive interested in joining your peers for a day of helping, be sure to sign up early. Register Today.

Sponsors of this event will be playing an active role. Each sponsored entrepreneur will be hosted by an expert from the sponsoring company. Special thanks to all of our sponsors: Google Ventures, Microsoft New England Research & Development Center, Phase Forward, Sun Microsystems, Wilmer Hale.

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