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Vice Provost for Innovation and Workforce Development, University of Massachusetts Lowell
Steven Tello develops and implements strategic initiatives related to entrepreneurship, innovation, and economic development. Mr. Tello has helped launch an Innovation Hub and programs that teach entrepreneurship and innovation at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. He has also raised $6 million in foundation and state grant fund to support campus educational and economic development efforts.
Mr. Tello launched the DifferenceMaker program which engages students in activities meant to encourage creative problem-solving, innovation, and entrepreneurial activity across the UMass Lowell community and disciplines. In addition to student entrepreneurship, his research interests include technology innovation and cluster development, business incubation, and technology-facilitated management education.