Chicostart iHUB Program

The iHub network is a vital part of Chicostart’s efforts to enhance the North State’s connectivity to other centers of innovation and economic game changers across the state.

It is a tremendous resource and gives Chicostart state-wide visibility and immediate access to the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz). The uniqueness of this iHub, is that it serves an economy that is 97% rural. The purpose of our iHub relates directly to an industry space in technology and entrepreneurialism that will transform the North State’s economy.

How Possibly?

-Creating systematic change in the North State from a resource-based economy to a new mindset of global business opportunities in emerging fields of technology and entrepreneurialism.

-Supporting technology-based entrepreneurship in the region by leveraging CSU, Chico’s applied research capabilities, unique Sustainable Manufacturing Program and advanced rapid tech manufacturing.

-Providing supportive financial structures to research-based and early stage developments, including research and development grants (such as DOE and PIER grants), venture and equity funding as well as debt financing.Building upon existing programs and services, linking early stage businesses with technology and capital services and linking university (faculty/student) to business and capital.

Learn More at the GO-Biz website. We can help you leverage this resources email eva@chicostart.com


Innovation What?…

Chicostart is one of 14 CA GO-Biz iHub’s. These Innovation Hubs are a catalyst to innovative economic development in CA. We partner with Economic Development Agencies, Universities, Colleges, Incubators, Research Facilities, Capital Providers and Local Government to bring forward our local businesses in Northern CA.

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.