Marshall Belcher is the Chapter Director for Startup Grind Redding (CA). Marshall has been a startup enthusiast since his childhood working with his father on his business endeavors. Marshall is passionate about unlocking the potential in every entrepreneur and transforming communities through technology. He loves creativity and applying creativity to innovative new solutions. He currently works for a technology startup in San Francisco, Mesosphere. Mesosphere is transforming the way large organizations utilize cloud and data technology architectures. Organizations like Twitter, Uber, and Airbnb utilizes Mesosphere's open source technology to scale and digitize. Previously, he drove global business development as the Global Principal for Cloud Advisory at Cisco. Cloud Advisory is a professional services practice focused on helping organizations navigate the top challenges of implementing a successful digital transformation & cloud initiative. Previously he focused on driving economic development, social, and environmental sustainability within communities and governments with Smart + Connected Communities at Cisco. He has 30 years of Information Technology experience and 19 years of Sales and Marketing experience. He holds a Master of Science (M.S.) in Innovation and Entrepreneurship and a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Microbiology and Cell Science.