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Paola Abello

Paola Abello

Paola Abello, MBA, is Director of Innovation at the Center for Primary Care, Harvard Medical School. In 2015 Paola designed and launched InciteHealth, a one year intensive accelerator for primary care start-ups. Teams from around the country received funding, mentorship and participated in entrepreneurship and design thinking training as well as took part in three pitch events during the year. Currently, the Center’s innovation work is focused on providing education, training and support to medical students, post-docs and PhDs interested in creating health care startups. Paola is also working on expanding the medical school’s initiatives around innovation and entrepreneurship.

Previously, Paola was the clinical innovation program manager at Boston Children’s Hospital supporting the Hospital’s new innovation projects and enabling innovators to test and develop new ideas by providing resources and support. Paola has more than 20 years of experience launching and expanding business opportunities in the area of commercial real estate, venture philanthropy, asset management, and healthcare. Paola is passionate about launching new ideas in healthcare, inspiring creativity and reducing the barriers to entrepreneurship.

Paola received her MBA from Babson College with a concentration on Entrepreneurship and her B.S. in Finance and Economics from Boston College.


09 May 2017


Board Advisor