Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Tod Nelson

Executive Director

Tod Nelson is the Executive Director of the Cal Poly Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (CIE). Prior to leading the CIE, he taught entrepreneurship in the Orfalea School of Business and was the founding EIR (Entrepreneur in Residence) of the Hatchery, an on-campus business incubator. Tod Nelson joined in 1995 as one of the earliest employees and led several initiatives and departments during his tenure with the company.