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Professional experiences for any student

Paragon One makes it easy for students to build professional experience with Remote Externships -- industry relevant projects that scale between companies and students. Paragon One’s platform saves companies time and money while helping them increase brand engagement and achieve DE&I targets. Unlike traditional recruiting or workforce platforms, Paragon One is turnkey – we do the heavy lifting of engaging more student talent at the top of the funnel so companies can focus on building. Over the past year, Paragon One has served over 1,300 students through remote externships while growing quarterly revenue 200% YoY. In 2021, Paragon One is hosting remote externships for Facebook, PwC, Pfizer, National Geographic, HP, Snapchat, Cloudflare, and The Nature Conservancy. Paragon One is backed by YCombinator, Foundation Capital, Learn Capital, and University Ventures.

Jobs at Paragon One

Paragon One
Founded:2016
Team Size:30
Location:New York

Active Founders

Byron Hsu, President, CTO

Byron is the Co-Founder, CTO, and Head of Product for Paragon One, which is connecting students with companies for real remote work opportunities. Byron previously founded, built the technology, and exited two e-commerce companies. Byron obtained his Masters as well as Bachelors in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science at MIT.

Matt Wilkerson, CEO

Matt is the co-founder & CEO of Paragon One. Matt co-founded AHAlife.com, an e-commerce portal for high-end artisans & designers, where he was CFO and head of business development. At AHAlife, Matt oversaw strategic partnerships, financial operations, and fundraising for Series A & B rounds. Matt started his career at Morgan Stanley in investment banking and Technology Crossover Ventures in venture capital. Matt holds degrees in Computer Science & Engineering and Management Science from MIT

Matt Wilkerson
Matt Wilkerson
Paragon One