About Us

We are rewriting the entrepreneurial journey from start to finish

What’s Paladin?

In 2016, Terell Sterling launched Go Paladin from his university’s library as a way to connect his community to entrepreneurship. It’s developed a lot since then. We believe that the path forward for many underserved communities is through entrepreneurship and we  operate from a place of collaboration and inclusion, and we foster difficult conversations, push through fears, and look for active connection and respect everywhere we can find it. We don’t mind if you prefer something easier—in short, we are developing Paladin’s. We’re glad you’re here, welcome home.

OUR MISSION

We want to be obsolete.

We know how exclusive the startup industry has become. We are on a path of rewriting the founder’s journey. Rooted in Silicon Valley, we are open-sourcing the info to communities who can benefit the most.

OUR VALUE

We are co-conspirators for equality.

We no longer wait to be invited to the table anymore. We flip the damn thing over and rewrite the narrative. We value our founder’s journeys and we seek to ignite the innovator within. 

With the right people.

Go Paladin is a 501c(3) organization made possible by a completely volunteer-based team and the generous support of our investor.

Our Team

Katie VanBenthuysen

Head of Programs

Ethan Collins

Operations Partner

Mackenzie Kinsella

Community Partner

Terell Sterling

Managing Partner

Joy Harper

Chief Financial Officer

Sibyl Wong

General Counsel

Alex Harper

Investor Relations Partner

Charlie Trout

Investor Relations Partner

Cole Thomas-Shinkaku

Investor Relations Partner

Charlie Armenta

Market Development Partner

Nick Chung

Market Development Partner

Chlóe

Chief Happiness Officer

Denise Young-Smith

Executive-in-Residence

Interested in joining our team? View career openings

Our Board of Directors

Alif Khalfan

VP of Product Strategy
The Walt Disney Company

Bernard Coleman

Head of Employee Engagement
Gusto

Joy Harper

Tax and Treasury
Google

Sibyl Wong

General Counsel and Board Secretary
Go Paladin Incorporated

Terell Sterling

President and CEO
Go Paladin Incorporated

Our Investors

Apple
Intel
Operator Collective

Culture Shift Labs
Palo Alto University
Paypal
Zapier
Airtable

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