I am Jason Sherman
Entrepreneur Web Designer Videographer Creative Human
I began my journey during the dot-com boom of the 90s when I started my own Technology Consulting company after graduating Delaware Valley University with a degree in Computer Information Systems Management in 1998. I was flown out to Google HQ in 2015 for a potential startup program management role. I published a book called Strap on your Boots to help startups, then was hired by the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton school to create and teach a course called Startup Essentials. I taught this course to Wharton's Entrepreneurship Program in the 2016/2017 winter semester. I recently expanded this course for online use, and now offer it on Udemy here. I am the CEO & Co-founder for Instamour, a video discovery platform based out of Philadelphia. My historical documentary The King's Highway about the education and preservation of historic buildings in Philadelphia won "Best Feature Documentary" at the 2016 FirstGlance Film Festival and is now distributed worldwide. I am a regular speaker on a TV show about the future on FOX (also on Hulu) called Xploration Earth 2050. As a contributor for Technically Philly, I write about the thriving Philadelphia tech scene with a focus on startups. I also write entrepreneurial articles about technology, startups, and the future on my news site Lean Tech News. I speak at colleges and events on a regular basis while mentoring tech startups, college students and business owners on how to succeed using lean methodology. I created a How To Video Series hosted on Youtube. I am an FAA certified drone (DJI Phantom 4 and Inspire 1) pilot, and run VideoDrone.me which is the aerial cinematography subdivision of DelphiaFilms.com, my film production company.
If you have an idea you'd like to pitch to me, you can do so here.
My past achievements include winning the Audience Choice award at the 2011 New Hope Film Festival for my independent film as well as landing a distribution deal. My more recent film won the Best Feature Documentary award at the 2016 FirstGlance Film Festival. I'm also a published author as well as a classically trained violinist and was an established music producer in the late 90's. I wrote a historical-war-drama screenplay called Whitemarsh and a romantic-comedy screenplay called Gender Bender and am seeking representation for both. I've traveled the world extensively and have started over 10 companies since 1996 with a successful exit of my brick & mortar franchise in 2012. I love culture, languages, cooking, film, music, art, and my Shih Tzu Wolfgang. I'm an experienced graphic designer and have created hundreds of unique designs for websites and mobile apps along with developing the functionality to help bring them to life. Feel free to check out my portfolio here, tech resume here, writing resume here, and film resume here.