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 businesses created by students, alumni and faculty. At USC he teaches classes in Growth Hacking, Feasibility Analysis, and the Digital Entrepreneurship Minor capstone. He is also program director at the Laudato Si Challenge in Rome / the Vatican.

Paul’s work has been featured in media including Forbes, Fast CompanyTechCrunch and Wall Street Journal. He selectively advises funded startups and corporate clients on rapid experimentation and growth.

Paul also co-founded AcceleratorHK, Hong Kong’s first startup accelerator. Both AcceleratorHK and the USC Incubator have seen portfolio exits. Previously, Paul co-founded a startup in New York and has consulted and spoken on growth and lean startup at both Fortune 500 firms and funded startups.

Paul has degrees from Cornell and Columbia. He is proud of a win at the TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon. Paul is fluent in Mandarin and ok in Cantonese. Based on his time working in Asia, he wrote this book for startups outside of Silicon Valley: Startup Sacrilege.

He has led startup programs on three continents.

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