Paola Hurtado

Paola Hurtado


Create positive impact by bringing out the best in everyone

TBD

English

Sevilla, Spain

Certifications


Purpose Launchpad Mentor (Advanced)
Purpose Launchpad Mentor (Master)
Exponential Innovator (Professional)
Purpose Launchpad Mentor (Professional)

Impact

Challenge - Future of Unity

  • August 29th, 2020
  • Mentor

Challenge - Future of Work Honduras

  • July 22nd, 2020
  • Mentor

Challenge - Future of Work España

  • July 7th, 2020
  • Participant

Challenge - COVID-19 Spain

  • April 7th, 2020
  • Participant

Challenge - The Future of Education Global

  • November 7th, 2020
  • Mentor

Challenge - The Future of the Planet

  • December 11th, 2020
  • Mentor

Challenge - The Future of Education in Southern Africa

  • March 6th, 2021
  • Mentor

Challenge - El Futuro del Planeta - Mexico

  • March 13th, 2021
  • Mentor

Challenge - El Futuro de la Educación en España

  • May 8th, 2021
  • Mentor

Challenge - Covid Challenge for India Brazil and beyond

  • May 29th, 2021
  • Mentor

Challenge - El Futuro de la Educacion en Chile

  • June 19th, 2021
  • Mentor

Why I am extraordinary?

Purpose

Create positive impact by bringing out the best in everyone

United Nation’s SDG of interest
Climate Action, Good Health and Well-being, Humanity, Quality Education

Values
Bravery, Commitment, Excellence, Gratitude, Passion, Perseverance, Purposefulness, Service

Soft Skills
Active listening, Confidence, Cooperation, Critical thinking, Curiosity, Decision-making, Empathy, Enthusiasm, Experimentation, Flexibility, Learning from others, Motivation, Optimism, Organization, Perseverance, Public speaking, Research, Teamwork, Time management

Mindset
Explorer

Roles
Employee, Entrepreneur, Mentor, Specialist, Student

BOSI Profile
Builder, Innovator, Specialist

How can I make an impact?

Purpose Alliance Certifications

Purpose Launchpad Mentor (Advanced)

Purpose Launchpad Mentor (Advanced)

  • Date:
  • Instructor:
Purpose Launchpad Mentor (Master)

Purpose Launchpad Mentor (Master)

  • Date:
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Exponential Innovator (Professional)

Exponential Innovator (Professional)

  • Date: August 25th, 2020
  • Instructor:
Purpose Launchpad Mentor (Professional)

Purpose Launchpad Mentor (Professional)

  • Date: November 6th, 2020
  • Instructor:

Other innovation-related certifications

ExO Consultant
  • Year: 2019
  • Center: OpenExO
  • Country: Spain
Mindful Leadership and Emotional Intelligence
  • Year: 2019
  • Center: SiYLI (Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute)
  • Country: Spain
Evidence Based Entrepreneurship & Lean Innovation Lead Instructor Certificate
  • Year: 2020
  • Center: Canou - Innovation & Venture Builder
  • Country: None
EBE&LI Lead Sherpa Mentor
  • Year: 2020
  • Center: Canou - Innovation & Venture Builder
  • Country: Spain

Education

Degree Environmental Sciences
  • Universidad Pablo de Olavide
  • 2005
  • Spain
MS Lasers and Advanced Spectroscopy Techniques
  • Universidad Pablo de Olavide
  • 2007
  • Spain
PhD Biotechnology and Chemical Technology
  • Universidad Pablo de Olavide
  • 2012
  • Spain
MBA
  • ThePowerMBA
  • 2020
  • Spain

What's my bio?

I am passionate about creating positive impact on people, organizations and society by bringing out the best in everyone. I am a doer with exponential mindset. Fan of transformation and innovation, with strong background in biotech, healthcare, life sciences and innovation methodologies, I believe we can actively work to make our world a better place to live. I master connectivity, I enjoy linking talent and technology and running new projects and initiatives from scratch. I feel very comfortable with uncertainty and big challenges. I enjoy making things happen and helping others to succeed. Passion, purpose, perseverance, service, gratitude and commitment are key in my life. I am also very optimistic and my energy grows exponentially in every project I am involved. I like to say that "impossible" is temporary because with effort and vision we can generate multiple opportunities and create the future.

Currently, I am Head of Strategic Projects and Head of SW Development and Clinical and Laboratory Data Management at Universal DX (former laboratory director and senior researcher), an in-vitro diagnostics company developing minimally-invasive, blood-based solutions for detecting cancer early. I bring more than 15 years of experience in biotechnology and chemistry applications development, team management and project coordination. I lead key corporate projectsconnecting R&D with operational and go-to-market activities, ensuring alignment across the different areas with our development plan and providing direct support to our managing director and COO. Additionally, I am responsible on recruiting processes and I provide support to the HR department.

I joined the company in 2013, when Universal DX was just an idea, with the purpose to make cancer a curable disease. Nowadays, we are finalizing our first product, Signal-C, for colorectal cancer early detection and we are developing our Signal-X platform for multi-cancer detection. We are facing exciting times at Universal DX moving forward. After 8 years focused on R&D and Medical Affairs activities, we are closer to a “production” scenario, where we will be building our operations in the US to develop and commercialize IVD-MD products for multi-cancer detection. I will be involved in this transition process, supporting the business growth as we transition. It means that I will face multiple challenges as hiring talent to take the company to the next level, organizing teams and management structures, building planning, and forecasting capabilities, ensuring we execute on a timely manner and, reinforcing the cultural values as it is crucial to sustain the business moving forward. At the same time, we will have to increase the capacity and efficiency of R&D and Medical Affairs units. So that, we must be ready to handle greater market and organizational complexity, across Europe and US, managing people, developing new product prototypes, and applying innovative approaches to existing processes.  

I also serve as Chief Strategy Officer for BostonExO (May 2020), where I’m responsible for creating and executing corporate strategic initiatives, driving organizational change and innovation. BostonExO is New England’s first Exponential Organization (ExO) incubator which helps companies thrive through continuous business model innovation. We leverage exponential technologies along with an abundance mindset to help organizations stay in business, disrupt their industry and achieve exponential valuation.

I provide professional services as exponential growth/innovation catalyst for both people and organizations as well as consultancy, training, coaching, mentoring  and agile business transformation services.

I have 3 years experience training and mentoring start-ups at different development state. I collaborate with different incubators/accelerators and venture builders, mainly in the health sector (Kunsen Ventures (e-health), AcexHealth (health), Purpose Evolver).

I’m an enthusiastic member of several purpose/innovation-related communities as OpenExo, Purpose Alliance, Bridge for Billions and EBE&LI (Evidence-based Entrepreneurship and Lean Innovation). I am Purpose Alliance Ambassador to promote our purpose contributing to create a global alliance of doers who create the next version of the world. I am Bridge for Billions Global Ambassador to unlock the innovation for all, and to contribute to create a fair, meritocratic, inclusive and, efficient entrepreneurship ecosystem.

My academic background is a mixture of technical and business related topics. I graduated in Environmental Sciences, I hold a Master in Lasers and Advanced Spectroscopy Techniques, a master’s degree in Business Administration and Digital Marketing and a PhD in Biotechnology and Chemical Technology. I hold professional certifications in innovation: EXO Consultant (OpenExO), Exponential Innovator (Purpose Alliance), Purpose Launchpad Master Mentor (Purpose Alliance), EBE&LI Lead Instructor (Evidenced-Based Entrepreneurship and Lean Innovation) and Lead Sherpa (Mentor for EBE&LI methodology). I was involved as collaborator to launch the Purpose Launchpad meta-methodology and also to launch a handbook for the EBE&LI methodology. I'm currently involved in a co-creation project called "Impactful jobs" to promote impactful careers worldwide. I also went through SIY (Search Inside Yourself) program (Leadership Institute) focused on Emotional Intelligence and Mindful Leadership. Since then, I am part of a global community working toward a more peaceful world in which all people feel connected and act with compassion. 

Since its foundation in 2020, I have collaborated with a Spanish startup (Pentalium Pharma) to develop products to improve people health and wellbeing. We have launched our first cosmetic products and we have created a community around the sport and healthy habits.

I have excellent communication skills. I enjoy teaching and giving talks: I took part in the Digital Week Congress, in the Entrepreuner Day, in the ABC journal program "en femenino", etc. I am always open to collaborate, giving conferences and talks, to promote my values (purpose, brave, optimism, commitment, passion), the exponential technologies, to share my learnings and to make women contribution visible to the society.

I am collaborating as volunteer coordinator and speaker with The Foundation "El Mundo Que Viene", founded by Juan Martínez Barea in 2020, with the purpose of inspiring young people to lead the future and to support 5000 students in 10 years to create positive impact in our society. This year we are launching the second edition of the 321 Sputnik program.