Jason Lorimer is a strategist and fellow entrepreneur @Entrepreneurs (http://blog.culturahq.com/), where he works to advocate and execute on behalf of those with the ambition to do more than just entertain ideas. Jason and his team transform pre-internet business models into post-internet companies and prepare them to scale. Most recently Jason has set out to help cultivate industrial age cities into start up hubs.

 

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Detroit Launch City: Market Your Problems, Not Just Your Assets

Detroit

It is my first time in Detroit, and I am riding shotgun down the main drag that is Woodward Avenue with a long-enough-to-keep-safe lens equipped camera in hand. Glide down one street akin to Park Avenue, make a sharp right turn and find yourself…

Solution Zero – Don’t Overthink Your Startup

Startup cartoon

“Entrepreneurship is neither a science nor an art. It is a practice.” – Peter Drucker I get asked from time to time what I believe makes someone an entrepreneur, and invariably I respond by saying that an entrepreneur is someone who sees a problem…

Could LivingSocial Use Adventures To Pull Ahead of Groupon?

LivingSocial Adventures Coffee Talk

Recently I was working out of one of my favorite Philadelphia coffee shops when I had the pleasure of meeting a young woman who works for the Adventures vertical of LivingSocial. This venture, formerly Urban Escapes out of NYC, was acquired by Living Social…

Fundamentals vs. Fun Stuff

If you are like me, once you have a grasp on how to leverage social media, and the narrative is set for whatever your objective, you start to run wild with different ideas. There’s something about having some success thinking outside the box that makes you want to…

Close the Big-Box Stores, Already

The year is 2012. You walk into a Sears for a new washer and dryer or Best Buy for a new television. Let’s say you are not inclined to search the Internet to identify a product line you feel comfortable with, as well as…

Starting Up – Lessons Learned the Hard Way

The following is an admittedly oversimplified outline of the Cultura venture deployment process with some insights and a few things we learned the hard way. CONCEPT Under any given good idea is a great one. This stage of your venture is a matter of collecting information…

Your Industry is Changing Without You

Industry Lead

The Internet has become part of our collective lives faster than any other technology in history. It took just nine years to reach over 50% of US households, while television took some thirty years to reach the same. As Facebook crosses 500 million users…

How Group Sales Sites Are Transforming Commerce

Group Sale

The latest buzz phrase among those who discuss such things is “O2O” or “Offline to Online Commerce.” The most commonly referenced company in this category is undoubtedly Groupon, the group sale site with a pre-IPO valuation between $15 – 25 billion. Time will tell…