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MAY

2022


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CHICOSTART ANNOUNCES NEXT IHUB2 PARTNERSHIP WITH PORT LABS

May 18, 2022 – Chicostart is excited to announce the next iHUB2 partnership with Port Labs, located in Oakland, Ca. They provide key resources for startups working to develop new products, a crucial missing piece to the North State entrepreneurial ecosystem. 

Port Labs specializes in support for companies working in physical product development, including consumer and industrial goods, and food tech, with expertise in acceleration, design and prototyping.



MAY

2022


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CHICOSTART & BUTTE COLLEGE CREATE SPACE TO EXTEND TECHNOLOGY ACCESS TO THE NORTH STATE

May 3, 2022 – Chicostart and the Butte College Create Space Maker Lab have partnered to provide added advanced technology resources to Chicostart, growTECH and Stoble Workplace, allowing equitable access to entrepreneurs, small and medium business, and students.  This partnership will also be beneficial in creating a more solidified relationship for Chicostarts’ entrepreneurial community locally as its reach expands through the North State.  

APR.

2022


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CHICOSTART ANNOUNCES IHUB2 DESIGNATION CONCEPTS & PARTNERS

APRIL 21, 2022 – Chico, CA: The California Office of the Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA) recently announced that Chicostart is 1 of 10 grant recipients for the Inclusive Innovation Hubs (iHub2) program. Chicostart’s designation covers over 20 counties in Northern California.

The Chicostart iHUB 2 designation concepts include, but are not limited to…

APR.

2022


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CHICOSTART AWARDED iHUB2 DESIGNATION FROM CALOSBA

APRIL 7, 2022 – Chico, CA: The California Office of the Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA) recently announced that Chicostart is 1 of 10 grant recipients for the Inclusive Innovation Hubs (iHub2) program. Chicostart’s designation covers over 20 counties in Northern California.


Feb.

2022


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CHICOSTART & BCAC.TV EXPAND MEDIA SERVICE TOOLS FOR LOCAL BUSINESSES

February 15, 2022 – Chico, CA: CHICOSTART has come together with the Butte Community Access Center (BCAC.TV) partnered to provide media membership that includes additional media resources to help business and entrepreneurs start, grow and thrive. These resources and benefits will be accessible to Chicostart and growTECH members, and the Stoble Workplace member community. Access to these amenities will be coordinated through Chicostart.


This key partnership provides…

Feb.

2022


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CHICOSTART & BUTTE COUNTY LIBRARY JOIN FORCES IN NEW REACH PROGRAM

February 1, 2022 – Chico, CA: CHICOSTART has partnered with the new Butte County Library REACH Program (Reconnect, Engage, Adults, Creating, Hope). The REACH program provides economic and workforce development resources at Butte County Libraries.


In order to support the Butte County REACH Program and the needs of local jobseekers, small business owners and entrepreneurs, Chicostart will provide access to their Grow with Google On-Line Library. In addition, Chicostart will offer in person Grow With Google Workshops once a month at the Butte County Library n Chico, CA…

Jan.

2022


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CHICOSTART ANNOUNCES NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH STOBLE WORKPLACE

January 11, 2022 – Chico, CA: CHICOSTART has partnered with local Chico business Stoble Workplace to

expand its reach to the small business, start ups and entrepreneurial community. Both

partners are located in downtown Chico.


Chicostart supports and enriches Northern California’s Entrepreneurial-Tech Ecosystem and

provides startups and small businesses the resources they need to succeed. Stoble

Workplace is a cafe and co-working space in downtown Chico offering hot desks, private

offices, dedicated desks, and community memberships…

Jan.

2022


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CHICOSTART & MC FIBER SOLUTIONS TO BRING BROADBAND FIBER INSTALLER (BFI) TRAINING COURSE

January 4, 2022 – Chico, CA: CHICOSTART has partnered with local Chico business MC FIBER SOLUTIONS  to bring a Broadband Fiber Installer(BFI) training course January 18-20, 2022 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. The completion of this 3-day training course results in a Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) Broadband Fiber Installer Certification…

Nov.

2021


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CHICOSTART ANNOUNCES NEW OPENGRANTS.IO PORTAL

Tuesday, November 2, 2021 – Chico, CA: Chicostart is pleased to announce they have

access to a grant platform tool called OPENGRANTS.IO. The platform is currently FREE to the

business community through Chicostart…


OpenGrants.io is a single platform approach providing a grant search engine and marketplace

of independent grant consultants and is self-titled “Netflix” of grants”. This tool can help

businesses find grants in line with your interests and needs based on your profile. This portal

can help businesses also find an expert to help them search, apply for, and manage their grant.

June

2021


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Xytogen and Eva Shepherd on Stem Cell Research

John Aylworth and David Stachura, “began working together on a product for lung inflammation, a major cause of COVID-19. He and his team created a U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved product which can be used similar to that of an inhaler.”

“Eva Shepherd, with the Center of Entrepreneurship at Chico State, worked with Aylworth and said that there is a roughly $10 million opening in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act.”


Chico local attempting to use stem calls to treat COVID-19 through inhalant

Justin Couchot

Nov

2020


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Chicostart Partners With Butte College

“Butte students who are interested may use the Chicostart shared office space for free at their convenience between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Students can benefit from engaging tech and entrepreneurial events, high-speed internet, large and small conference rooms, a kitchen, lounge areas, and whiteboards at their disposal.”

Beneficial Partnering Created With Butte College, Chicostart

Laura Urseny

Feb

2020


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Eva Shepherd- Nicoll named Executive Director

“Her face and expertise have been evident at Chicostart for nearly two years, but now Eva Shepherd-Nicoll has been named executive director of the entrepreneurial program. She succeeds managing director Wendy Porter, who is still with the program.”


Small changes noted at Chicostart

Laura Urseny

Sept

2019


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Article on planning of growTECH Fest

“It’s being heralded as the first-ever growTECH Fest, attracting tech companies, investors and guests from around the country. Co-organizer, Wendy Porter of Chicostart calls it, ‘The biggest event for startups, investors, entrepreneurs, techies, students, educators, business owners and community leaders.'”


Entrepreneurs, investors flock to Chico tech event

Laura Urseny

Sept

2019


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CSUC Center for Entrepreneurship and Chicostart

“The relationship between the Center for Entrepreneurship and Chicostart is a good example of how student entrepreneurs can mature to the point where they can expand the workforce and add to the local economy.”


Chico entrepreneurship center launches new year

Laura Urseny

Sept

2019


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Manufacturing Event in Chico

“Transfer Flow will continue with its tradition of an annual open house, during which they’ll hope for loads of visitors and lots of questions. Visitors will see how domestic steel is made into fuel tank systems that are sold throughout the world… Understanding manufacturing has gotten a little easier with the addition of the Grow Manufacturing Expo hosted by growTECH and California State University, Chico every October.”


Chico manufacturing event invites the public inside

Laura Urseny

July

2019


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Chicostart and growTECH member presenting at DEF CON

“Thousands of attendees will be heading to DEF CON 27 in Las Vegas next month, and among the speakers they can choose to hear is Edward Miro of Chico. Miro, whose specialty is cybersecurity, will be speaking the first day of this nationally known hackers conference… Tech analyst Wendy Porter sees Miro as a frequent volunteer at growTECH and Chicostart.”


Chicoan to speak at DEF CON on cybersecurity

Laura Urseny

Jan

2019


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Chicostart in Chico ER

“At a time when small businesses need all the help they can get, Eva Shepherd isn’t sure they are thinking “Chicostart.”Businesses may think that only entrepreneurs fit into the incubator, but the weeks under the shelter-in-place have shown the center’s ability to channel resilience into other business arenas.”

Chicostart: More for businesses than just getting started

Laura Urseny

Jan

2019


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Chicostart in Chico News & Review

“After the Camp Fire ignited, Chicostart knew it had to open its doors as soon as possible, says Director Wendy Porter. Whether it was to offer a space in which to connect with one another or to wifi, transition their phone lines or get some work done amid the chaos, entrepreneurs found they could turn to the business incubator to regroup.”


Providing a Safety Net

Ashiah Scharaga

Nov

2018


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Chicostart in Redding News

“A list of business members who have extra room to offer is being compiled, along with discussion of potential discounted rates for Paradise business owners that need to move into Chicostart long-term… The Paradise Water Department will be operating from Chicostart’s location inside Chico City Hall”


Finding long-term housing for Camp Fire refugees on the drawing board in Chico & Paradise

Michele Chandler

Feb

2017


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Chicostart in Chico News & Review

“An opportunity for entrepreneurs to gain momentum is the simple idea behind Chicostart’s Startup Weekend. It’s basically boot camp with entrepreneurs, mentors and local experts coming together to give good ideas a foothold. This will be the second Startup Weekend hosted by Chicostart, a locally created business incubator.”


Startups invited to Chico business boot camp

Laura Urseny

April

2016


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Startup Weekend Featured in ChicoER

Read about our hugely successful Startup Weekend and learn more about the winners!

BizBits: Here Comes a Foodie Alert

The Associated Press

Jan

2016


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Chicostart Featured in FORBES

Pretty exciting to have Chicostart mentioned in the Jan 2016 edition of Forbes magazine!

Why The ‘Wrong’ Location Can Be A Startup’s Hidden Strength

George Anders

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