Paolo Narciso, Ph.D.
Professor: New Business Ventures & Entrepreneurship
Paolo Narciso is a serial entrepreneur and technologist that has
successfully led one of his startups to an IPO and two other companies
to successful mergers. However, he’s more proud of the numerous
startups that have failed as he believes failure is a better
instructor than success. In addition to traditional startups, Paolo is
also active as a social impact entrepreneur leading companies that
deliver essential services to lower-income populations around the
world. Most recently, he serves as a Social Entrepreneur in Residence
for the AARP Foundation, one of the largest public charities in the
United States. In his role, he leads innovation and programs to
deliver effective products and services to the low income 50+
demographic as well as sets strategy that assists Congress in
delivering better public benefits to the low and middle-income U.S.
population. He also serves as a board director for Bright Pattern,
Inc, a leading omni-channel software application provider, and
CloudHealth Asia, where he was one of the co-founders. CloudHealth is
developing and deploying functional care treatment centers in
Paolo earned his doctorate from Creighton University in Interdisciplinary Leadership and Social Impact Entrepreneurship. He also received his Masters in Entrepreneurship from Western Carolina University. Before his career as an entrepreneur, he received his Ph.D. in Linguistics from Stanford University, a job that has taken him to over 90 countries.