GSVlabs is a campus of innovation focused on accelerating high-growth, high-impact verticals in the areas of EdTech, Sustainability, Big Data, and Mobility. Utilizing GSVlabs resources, founders and entrepreneurs join a global network of ecosystem partners, including corporations, international agencies, mentors, universities, investors, thought leaders, and non-profits. From its Silicon Valley campus, GSVlabs houses over 160 startups, provides acceleration programs, and hosts events. GSVlabs is headquartered in Redwood City, California.
As CEO of GSVlabs, Marlon oversees an ecosystem of innovation including start-ups, investors, corporations, universities and government. In creating a platform for collaboration via innovation labs focused on EdTech, Mobility, Big Data, and Sustainability, GSVlabs helps accelerate the journey from solution to scale. Prior to joining GSVlabs, Marlon served as a Director of Corporate Affairs at Hewlett Packard. His team implemented global community engagement programs, collaborating with the Stanford d.school on ideathons and facilitating company-driven hackathons in support of educational, health, and environmental innovation. He also directed HP Company Foundation grant making activities, including Matter to a Million a 7M partnership with Kiva. During his tenure, HP was recognized by Civic 50 as the Most-Community-Minded Company in the Tech Industry. Marlon has also served as the Director of Partnerships at the Knowledge Is Power Program (KIPP) Foundation and Executive Director of Ronnie Lott’s All Stars Helping Kids. Marlon received his BA in Political Science and a MA in Sociology from Stanford University, where he competed on the football and track & field teams.