Our Partners & Collaborators

BUILD.COM celebrates their entrepreneurial culture as one of our most successful Chico Startups.

Butte College

We partner with Butte College to foster student startups and connect them with our local tech and entrepreneur ecosystem.

Chico State University

We partner with Chico State Civic Engagement and the College of Business and Engineering to foster student startups and connect them with our local tech and entrepreneur ecosystem.


The City of Chico has been an integral partner in supporting Chicostart and our efforts in economic development.


Chicostart is a proud partner of Grow with Google to help our startups get amazing resources.


NM&R is a comprehensive architecture, structural engineering & interior design firm.


Slater & Son is a general contractor contributing to economic development in Chico.


Sierra Nevada Brewery as one of the original Chico Startups is proud to sponsor our efforts.


Butte Community Access Center brings the power of digital media to our community.

Golden Valley Bank

At Golden Valley Bank we pride ourselves on delivering an experience unlike any other. Take our commitment to customers, staff and community – the foundation of true community banking.


Work Truck Solutions is a growing Chicostart startup graduate located in downtown Chico.


Liatrio is a growing devops business with offices in Chico and SF as well as being a growTECH member.


Danie is a dedicated social media and design contributor to Chicostart.


Community Radio entertaining, educating, and contributing to cultural entertainment and enlightenment.


North State Public Radio informs and enriches the Northern California communities we serve by providing news, information and cultural programming of the highest quality. 


MC2 is a long time partner and contributes to our growTECH and entrepreneur community.


Making Chico the safest, most vibrant, premier city in the North State.

Startup Grind

Startup Grind was founded in 2010 when our founder, Derek Andersen got some friends and fellow entrepreneurs together to crack the same problem they were all facing: the growing challenges of launching a company.

Global Entrepreneurship Network

The Global Entrepreneurship Network operates an array of programs in 180 countries aimed at making it easier for anyone, anywhere to start and scale a business.

The Vine

The VINE is a connected community of innovators and resources. There are clusters of resources around the region that sustainable agriculture and food innovators.


CONNECTING the Northern California region’s clean tech community through CleanStart PowerUP! networking events.

Hexas Biomass

Hexas is a biomaterials company focused on the production of regenerative, plant-based raw materials that replace wood, corn, and fossil fuel-based materials in multiple applications.

Tangible Research

The sense of touch is required for human dexterity, but has been absent in robotics

Xytogen Biotech

Xytogen Biotech has special expertise in the field of human stem cell research. We are targeting burn and wound care therapies availing themselves of stem cell regenerative medicine.

Chico Media Group

t’s not easy to find a video production company that offers what you truly need. You know, more than just creative ideas and well put-together videos – but the marketing know-how that gets you results, and the project management skills to finish the project on time and on budget. That’s exactly what our team can do for you.

Manzanita Environmental

Thousands of ESAs performed on nearly every type of property imaginable, including Commercial, Industrial, Multifamily, Undeveloped land, Public Facilities


As early adopters of real-time rendering in Unreal Engine, Theia Interactive has created award-winning visualizations for companies such as Nvidia, HP, Mohawk Group, Toll Brothers, Suffolk Construction, and Epic Games.

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Growing your business, doesn’t have to be a hassle. Stop paying for marketing service and social media management that doesn’t move the needle. Experience all the benefits of your website being on the front page of Google.


Reparel’s healing power lies in its fabric composition. We created two distinct fabric types, optimized to deal with two main injury types:

Blue Fox Media

We are a group of people with a passion for creative marketing. We like to think of ourselves as not just a marketing team but business building consultants.

Soul id is a custom built platform consisting of over 450,000 lines of code. The founders chose to build a custom system rather than using an existing one to allow flexibility in the design and scalability of the features. Soul id is built primarily on node.js, a framework that is used for building fast, scalable, network applications.


Fabric was born from a desire to democratize commerce by giving every business access to world-class technologies that are traditionally held only by the largest organizations.

Investor Keep

The average investor loses well over $100K to the implications of investment fit, fees, and quality. InvestorKeep gives you an easy way to monitor investments helping you keep and earn more.