Paul Orlando runs Startups Unplugged Advisory, which helps startups grow. He is also Co-founder and Director of AcceleratorHK, a mobile startup accelerator. 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 anytime (beer preferred).
Paul has degrees from Cornell and Columbia. He has been a speaker and judge at events like Startup Weekend and Lean Startup Machine and is proud of a win at TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon. He is fluent in Mandarin and ok in Cantonese. And he’s writing a book, especially for startups outside of the mainstream, called “Startup Sacrilege for the Underdog Entrepreneur.”