Edward West is an entrepreneur and educator. He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Yale University, and an MBA from Presidio Graduate School.
He is the Founder and CEO of Hylo, a new social utility combining asset mapping and crowdfunding, to connect people, ideas, and resources, in community.
He is also Co-founder of the Hub Oakland urban innovation cluster, coming to Uptown Oakland in 2013.
In order to prototype the future, he has a deep interest in using the principles of evolution and complexity to create a resource-sharing layer for the social web (Hylo) and self-replicating urban innovation clusters (Hub Oakland), with the goal of building a more conscious, loving, just, regenerative and sustainable world.
He has served as Adjunct Faculty at the Integrative Capstone class at Presidio Graduate School's sustainability-focused MBA program where he brought broad and holistic perspectives to creating business ventures with the goal of large scale social, cultural, environmental and systemic change. He co-designed the curriculum to create an impact startup accelerator in the context of a business school course.
In 2006, Edward co-founded Mission Motors, manufacturer of advanced electric powertrains for vehicle manufacturers and high performance electric motorcycles. In the four years after the founding of the company while he served as President, Mission grew to a staff of 35, raised two VC funding rounds and a PE round, and created multiple contracts with major vehicle manufacturers.