Glen is head of development innovation at Nesta. In the five years prior to joining Nesta in 2016, Glen was co-founder of the tech-for-good accelerator Bethnal Green Ventures. He has designed and run innovation programmes for early-stage start-ups in over 20 countries with diverse clients such as UNDP and the British Council. He has spent 20 years working in early stage start-ups in Silicon Valley, the UK, Uganda and Zambia.
Glen is a trustee for Appfrica, a school governor for St John’s Angell Town primary school, on the advisory board for In the Picture, and runs for The Kitschies. He holds a BA in English Literature and Sociology from the University of New Orleans and an MBA from the University of Oxford.