Deepak Mandani

Catalyst & CEO

Founder of Paperclip Startup Campus and self proclaimed “Failure Specialist”; he has been through several challenging founder journeys and understands clearly the needs of early stage entrepreneurs and the difficulties they face in building their startups.  He was born in Hong Kong and educated in Switzerland and the US, in Georgetown University, with a double major in Finance and International Business.  He has lived and worked in Chile, Poland, Czech Republic, China, India, Dubai and Hong Kong. 

Deepak is fascinated by innovation, which he describes as 'commercializing ideas' and thus founded Paperclip.  Paperclip is a unique combination of Cowork and Serviced Offices, with an Innovation Academy.   The Innovation Academy is where entrepreneurs and corporates learn best practices to validate new ideas, build successful businesses and get investor ready.  The academy uses the most effective start-up development curriculum commonly known as the Lean Startup and Business Model Canvas tools.
Deepak currently manages companies in Hong Kong and China in supply chain management and product design.  He is a Young Global Leader with the World Economic Forum, mentors start-ups, runs innovation leadership sessions for corporates, angel invests and writes about Corporate and Startup Innovation - his articles can be seen here: