Managing Director of ROW Labs, Refugee Open Ware
Marko Oroz is the Managing Director at Refugee Open Ware (ROW), a social enterprise that harnesses advanced technology to reduce suffering and accelerate inclusive development in conflict-affected areas. In this capacity, Marko oversees ROW Labs, the nonprofit arm that develops physical and digital platforms for open innovation (makerspaces, hardware incubators, etc.) as educational, R&D, and entrepreneurship vehicles. Marko is currently overseeing the development of a fabrication laboratory and incubator for vulnerable populations (migrants, aslyum-seekers, etc.) in Greece. Prior to joining ROW, Marko was a management consultant for Deloitte Consulting in Washington D.C. specializing in operations, business model development, and financial consulting for social enterprises. Marko graduated from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service with a degree in Science, Technology, and International Relations. Originally from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Marko immigrated to the United States with his family in 2001. Marko’s passion lies in utilizing emerging technology and entrepreneurship to empower others and make a positive impact in the world.