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Leon Wilde

Leon Wilde is a 25-year veteran of using a hybrid of traditional and agile management styles to build relationships with businesses, organizations and individuals. He is a Navy veteran, a graduate from Bentley University, The Maritime Institute, and Comair Academy. He is a Licensed Airline Transport Rated Pilot and Flight Instructor with multiple jet type ratings. Leon splits his career between aviation and the startup community, rising to the ranks of captain as well as international director for various companies. Active in startups, Leon was an early employee of Spirit Airlines (SAVE) and Evernote (EVRNT), and he served as the CEO of Text Safe Teens, a software company dedicated to protecting youth. Today Leon works as a captain on a private jet, runs a rapid prototyping facility for AfWerx, and will serve as Senior Technical Advisor for the AEC Startup Incubator, teaching courses in Design Thinking, CAD, entrepreneurial pursuits, rapid prototyping, and UAVs. Leon spends his free time with people and teams interested in developing and testing innovative prototypes. Leon took this selfie in the cockpit after a flight attendant demanded he stop announcing her birthday to passengers.