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

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We are a 501c3 nonprofit (Chico Economic Planning Corporation DBA Chicostart) dedicated to providing needed resources to local Chico startups and entrepreneurs.

Chicostart relies on support from individuals, businesses, the City of Chico, CSUC, and Butte College to fulfill its mission. In the past 4 years, we have successfully launched 14 startups and created 95 jobs. You can help us continue to positively impact our community and support the individuals who solve problems in new innovative ways.

You can act today to make a difference in the startup community! Our most popular donation packages are below. 

Remember all donations are tax deductible via 501c3 status Chico Economic Planning Corporation DBA Chicostart!


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