Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Jonathan York

Co-Founder and OCOB Professor

and a professor of Entrepreneurship at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Jon came to Cal Poly in 2009 after a long career as a CEO in health care, economic development, and software, with the last 25 being involved in technology startups and as managing partner in a venture capital firm.

Dr. York is an experienced board member, having served as a member, and often chair, of over 35 business and non-profit boards. He also has been an angel investor and has coached dozens of CEOs in startups and growth companies.

He is a graduate of Yale University with a PhD in psychology from Michigan State University. He and his wife Kathleen have three children and six grandchildren.