We are Chicostart!

We strive to make Chico a community where problem solvers and innovators have what they need to thrive, in order to lead our business ecosystem to explosive success.

Our Mission

We support and enrich Northern California’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem and provide startups the resources they need to succeed.

Our Platform

Shared office amenities, mentoring, workshops, internships, tech talks, student to business projects, entrepreneurial events, think tanks and satellite office programs.

Our Ecosystem

We are investors, technologists, entrepreneurs, students, educators, support organizations, local businesses and mentors. We partner with many entities that support budding entrepreneurs in not only the tech space but also clean energy, clean tech, Ag tech, sustainability, smart cities, nanotechnology & manufacturing.

Our Values

We love what we do and live by our values.

Entrepreneurial

We are problem solvers, creators, and bravely determined.

Passionate

We do what we love and do it because it makes the world a better place.

Human

We respect each other and our humanity, and are proud to be in this movement together.

Authentic

We are doing this for a reason, we are transparent, honest, and accountable to our mission.

Tenacious

We get things done and pick ourselves up at every fail and pivot in order to move forward and succeed.

THE PEOPLE

Meet The Team

Chicostart is more than the amazing people that make the magic happen on a day to day basis. It is about the connections we have fostered within our Northern CA entrepreneur ecosystem. The partners, members, donors, sponsors, volunteers and collaborators are our larger extended team of doers and we couldn’t have built this fantastic movement without all of you!

Eva Shepherd-Nicoll

Executive Director

Heather Ugie

Marketing & BizOps

Alex Coba

Digital Content Manager

Fumiko Morimoto

Intern

James Mitchell

Intern

Gunner Batchman

Intern

Chanel Hamilton

Intern

Christine Levine

Intern

Logan O’Sullivan 

Intern

Emily Walker

Intern

Check out our Ecosystem map to explore Chicostart’s connections.

Startups in our Network

Check them out here!

Our Region

We are located in Chico, CA. but we serve 13 Counties in Northern CA. via our Go-Biz iHub designation. We help all Northern CA. Businesses Innovate and Succeed. Learn more about our iHub Services…

Contact & Visit Us Today!

We can help you get connected to our vast entrepreneurial and tech community in Northern CA. and help you get your ideas launched.

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