Maria Gabriella Camboni is a co-founder and CEO of BiovelocITA Srl, Italy's first accelerator dedicated to biotech founded with Sofinnova Partners, a leading European venture capital firm specialized in life sciences. BiovelocITA's mission is to foster cooperation between entrepreneurs, scientists and investors to accelerate world-class biotech projects to reach preclinical proof of concept. Until 2013, Garbiella was Chief Operations Officer of EOS, a start-up devoted to translational research in oncology, which she co-founded with Silvano Spineli in 2006; EOS was sold to Clovis Inc. in 2013. Prior to this, Gabriella held various positions in the pharma industry, including Head of Clinical Oncology at Boehringer Mannheim Italy, Head of Development at Novuspharma (a spin-oof of Boehringer Mannheim that she co-founded, which is now Cell Therapeutics), and Head of Medical Affairs Europe at Novartis Oncology. Gabriella obtained her MD from the University of Milan; she is a board-certified gastroenterologist and clinical pharmacologist. Gabriella is also a member of the Board of Directors of Mission Therapeutics.