Curtis R. Nelson

President & CEO
cnelson@edcinc.org

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Curt NelsonWith over thirty years of successful national and international business creation and leadership experience, Curtis Nelson has directed the development and successful launch of over 50 new businesses and more than 300 new products for the communications, IT, military, transportation, medical, health, food, and gardening industries worldwide. Curt is a seasoned public speaker, entrepreneur, investor, consultant, and three-time veteran of Inc. Magazine’s 500 Fastest-Growing Private Companies® list.

A 1974 graduate from the University of Iowa, Curt holds a BBA in Marketing. He has been an active U of I alumnus, serves on the Business Advisory Council for Mt. Mercy College, is a director and officer on multiple private and public boards, and is also the author of The Recipe for Business Success.

Curt currently serves as President & CEO of EDC, Inc., a nationally recognized business accelerator. He is the managing member of CRN LLC, a business consulting organization, and AccelerateIT, LLC; manager of Iowa Seed Fund, LLC, and Iowa Seed Fund II LLC both seed-stage investment funds.

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The support and guidance EDC provided Apache gave us a platform to more clearly flush out and define our strategy. We utilize The Recipe as our planning platform. EDC, in no small part, has been part of our growth and success!

Tom Pientok, Apache Inc.

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