Amir Alexander Hasson

Lecturer | Chief Operating Officer & Chief Product Officer, Home Outside
Courses:  ENT141 Innovative Social Enterprises

Amir is a serial entrepreneur with experience developing profitable digital businesses internationally. He is passionate about innovating and implementing scalable solutions that address systemic environmental and social problems.

He completed his Bachelor’s with Honors at Wesleyan University and created the first web portal for holistic health,, in NYC. He then completed his Master’s in Technology Management from MIT Sloan.

At MIT, he patented a “drive-by WiFi” technology for rural connectivity and led its deployment in India as an MIT research project. Based on this research, he spun-out First Mile Solutions (FMS) and led it to profitability, implementing wireless solutions for organizations globally. He then founded United Villages (UV), which later acquired FMS and built rural India’s first mobile-enabled supply chain, recognized by Investors’ Circle as one of the “Top 20 Most Impactful Companies.”

UV was divested to Oxigen, India’s leading payment solutions platform, with whom he partnered to found Oxigen USA, a one-stop-shop for sending instant payments, gifts, and money. He sold Oxigen USA to PrePay Nation and is now leading operations for Home Outside, a platform to inspire $250B in landscape product sales and conserve 50B lbs of carbon annually.

Amir is grateful for the recognition he’s received as an impact entrepreneur from organizations such as MIT Tech Review, Red Herring, and the Aspen Institute. He has enjoyed mentoring entrepreneurs at MIT and Harvard since 2012. He has recent certifications and experience in permaculture design and sustainable housing. He loves kitesurfing, yoga, ecstatic dance, DJ’ing, and growing his own food!