Gary Chou

Founder, Orbital

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Gary Chou is the founder of Orbital, a home for developing and launching new ideas.

He also co-teaches Entrepreneurial Design at the School of Visual Arts MFA in Interaction Design Program and advises Austin Center for Design, which exists to transform society through design and design education; and Venture for America, which seeks to revitalize American cities and communities through entrepreneurship.

Previously, Gary worked at Union Square Ventures, a NYC-based venture capital firm, where he created and managed the Union Square Ventures Network of portfolio companies. He's also held product roles in both startups and large tech companies, executive produced two award-winning independent films, and has backed 100+ Kickstarter projects.

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