About Paul

paul on wallPaul Orlando is Director of the USC Incubator and Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at the University of Southern California. He runs the USC Incubator, a program for students, alumni and faculty. He currently teaches the Digital Entrepreneurship Minor capstone class, Feasibility Analysis and Growth Hacking at USC.

Paul also runs Startups Unplugged Advisory. He co-founded AcceleratorHK, a startup accelerator which recently had its first exit. Previously, Paul co-founded a startup in New York, developed new communication services and most recently helped Hong Kong build its startup ecosystem. He now lives in Pasadena, California. You can find him discussing business models over coffee or beer around town (beer preferred).

Paul has degrees from Cornell and Columbia. He is proud of a win at TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon. Paul is fluent in Mandarin and ok in Cantonese. He wrote this book for startups outside of the mainstream: Startup Sacrilege for the Underdog Entrepreneur.

Paul’s work has been featured in media including Forbes, TechCrunch and Wall Street Journal. Once in a while startup people flatter him by writing things like like this and like this.

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