Green Festival Speakers

Edward West


Edward West builds infrastructure to allow people to realize their intentions. He is the Founder of Hylo, a social software utility designed to turn communities-of-purpose, like co-working spaces, accelerators, and makerspaces into vibrant resource-sharing networks. He is also Co-Founder of Impact Hub Oakland, a new coworking and community space in Oakland.

In 2006, he co-founded Mission Motors, manufacturer of high performance electric motorcycles and advanced electric vehicle components.

He believes the future of our resilient green economy will emerge from networks of entrepreneurs and creators, working in creative clusters, fueled by passion, and enabled by software tools and physical infrastructure that enhance collaboration and co-creation, across the entire global village.

He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Yale University, and an MBA from Presidio Graduate School.

He is an advisor to numerous startups, and has taught at entrepreneurship at the Presidio Graduate School and the CCA's Design MBA.