University of Southern California

Paul Orlando

USC Marshall School of Business
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0808


Paul Orlando is Adjunct Professor at the Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at the University of Southern California. He runs the USC Incubator (, a program for businesses founded by USC students, alumni and faculty. Paul teaches entrepreneurship classes including Feasibility Analysis and the Digital Startup Launchpad (the Digital Entrepreneurship Minor capstone class). Before USC, Paul co-founded AcceleratorHK, Hong Kong's first startup accelerator program, which recently had its first portfolio exit. Previously, he co-founded a startup in New York that developed new enterprise communication technology services and was a winner at the TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon. He wrote the book Startup Sacrilege about techniques for businesses to thrive outside of the tech hubs. Paul's work has been featured in media including Forbes, TechCrunch and the Wall Street Journal. He has a BA from Cornell and an MBA from Columbia.