Paul Hultgren is the LaunchPad’s first Innovator in Residence

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The Blackstone LaunchPad at Syracuse University is pleased to introduce Paul Hultgren as the LaunchPad’s first Innovator in Residence.  The role was established in 2021 for dynamic young entrepreneurs to work in residency at Syracuse University while building their own ventures.  It is filled by a visiting innovator who also serves as a subject matter expert and role model for student startups on campus.

A native of the San Francisco Bay area, Paul is co-founder of ModoSuite, a platform for building on-line marketplaces.  He is working with client companies in the e-commerce, social and community building space. 

He dropped out of UC Santa Cruz to pursue his successful venture and picked Syracuse for a residency because of the well-established startup culture here.  While in residency at the LaunchPad building ModoSuite, he is also providing volunteer mentoring and strategic advice to student-led tech startups.  His expertise is in building web apps, including cloud architecture, dev ops and UI design. 

His co-founder Jackson Ensley is a LaunchPad Rubin Family Innovation Mentor and you can often find them working together in the LaunchPad.