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paul on wall cropped 300x286 About PaulPaul Orlando is Incubator Director and Adjunct Professor 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.

Paul also runs Startups Unplugged Advisory and is Co-founder of AcceleratorHK, a startup accelerator which recently had its first exit. Previously, he 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 Paul discussing business models around town and you can buy him a coffee or beer almost anytime (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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