Paola Hurtado

Paola Hurtado


Create positive impact by bringing out the best in everyone

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English

Sevilla, Spain

Certifications


Purpose Launchpad Mentor (Professional)
Exponential Innovator (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

Why I am extraordinary?

Purpose

Create positive impact by bringing out the best in everyone

United Nation’s SDG of interest
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Values
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Soft Skills
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Mindset
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Roles
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BOSI Profile
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How can I make an impact?

Purpose Alliance Certifications

Purpose Launchpad Mentor (Professional)

Purpose Launchpad Mentor (Professional)

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Exponential Innovator (Professional)

Exponential Innovator (Professional)

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Other innovation-related certifications

ExO Consultant
  • Year: 2019
  • Center: OpenExO
  • Country: Spain
Evidence Based Entrepreneurship & Lean Innovation Lead Instructor Certificate
  • Year: 2020
  • Center: Canou - Innovation & Venture Builder
  • Country: None

Education

What's my bio?

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 (and live) to make our world a better place to live. I master connectivity, I enjoy linking talent and technology and running new projects and companies from the scratch. I feel very comfortable with uncertainty and big challenges. I enjoy making things happen and helping others to succeed and achieve their goals. Passion, purpose and commitment are key in my life. I am also very optimistic and I am plenty of energy.

My academic background is a mixture of technical and business topics: I have a degree on Environmental Sc., a PhD in Biotechnology and Chemical Technology, a Master in Business Administration and a Master in Digital Marketing. I also have different certifications in innovation methodologies: EXO Consultant (OpenExO), Exponential Innovator (Purpose Alliance), Purpose Launchpad Mentor (Purpose Alliance), EBE&LI (Evidenced-Based Entrepreneurship and Lean Innovation) and 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 also went through SIY (Search Inside Yourself) program (Leadership Institute) focused on Mindfulness and Emotional Intelligence 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.

I started working at University as PhD student and later on as a post-doc (+6 y), focused on teaching and researching in Physical Chemistry, Spectroscopy techniques and Biotecnology.

I moved into the startup world in 2013, searching for motivating projects with huge potential impact. I found this in "Universal Diagnostics", a biotech startup developing new solutions for cancer screening. I joined when it was basically an idea, so I had to learn fast, performing different tasks since recruiting talent, till supplier mgt, purchasing, biobanking, meeting with investors... at the same time I was researching and developing our blood-based solution for early cancer detection... I served as lab director later on, building our lab and the team and managing all related topics: clinical data/sample mgt, sample testing, QMS implementation, procurement... In 2018 I started working at strategic level, working with the company development plan and leading global projects at company level, connecting R&D with Business Development and Operations. I am also responsible on recruiting processes and I provide support on HR topics.

In May 2020, I joined BostonExO (as Chief Strategy Officer), the New England’s first 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. 

In 2020 I also joined a new Spanish startup (Pentalium Pharma) to develop products to improve people health and wellbeing. And we have just launched our first products!

I serve as mentor (scalability, clinical trials, data mgt) in Kunsen, a Spanish Company Accelerator focused on e-health. I have experience as start-up mentor/coach, I was also coaching student teams and providing training on ExO and business idea testing in BostonExO Internship programs.

Additionally I have good communication skills and I love teaching and giving talks: I took part in the Digital Week Congress, in the Entrepreuner Day, in the ABC (en femenino-women), etc. I'm always open to collaborate, giving conferences and talks, to promote my values (purpose, brave, optimism, commitment, passion), the exponential technologies, people and talent and also 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 with the purpose of inspiring young people to lead the future and to support 5000 students in 10 years to make positive impact in our society.