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We foster the growth of our tech businesses. Chicostart facilitates our tech industry partnership growTECH

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We are the designated Go-Biz iHub for Northern CA. We are the connection point for innovation in Northern CA. supported by CA Go-Biz. We are committed to helping Northern CA. Businesses Innovate and Succeed.

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All the best amenities of a plug and play coworking space from common areas to conference rooms to phone booths. Super high speed fiber wifi, VOIP phones, mailboxes, locking cabinets, parking and all the coffee you can drink!

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1 Million Cups

Together with many organizers and sponsors we help support all startups in Northern CA through this amazing Kauffman Foundation weekly event. Every Wednesday at 9 am online or in-person at Stoble Coffee in Chico, Ca.

Blue Tech Valley

CSUC/Chicostart is a BlueTechValley innovation hub and we are excited to present a workshop by BlueTechValley. This workshop is focussed on programs that help student and industry entrepreneurs to move a product or service to idea or market.

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We are lucky to attract a wide range of talented professionals from our local community and from the Bay Area. Our mentors rally around our emerging startups and have connections and skills to help you with your business.

Grow with Google

As a Grow with Google Partner, Chicostart has “START”ed with Google webinars so small businesses can take advantage of these, and other value add partners webinars. Some in this series are produced by “GROW” with Google, Jedi, Cleanstart, WOBI, Blue Tech Valley, UCD and others. We are pleased to share these with our Entrepreneur and Tech Community to help you “THRIVE”.

On-demand Virtual Entrepreneurship ToolKit Series

A virtual series of workshops designed to teach participants about building the foundation of a new enterprise. Whether you’re a budding entrepreneur, or an established business owner wanting to brush up on your skills, the Virtual Toolkit Series is for you.

Chicostart’s Portal

OpenGrants is a grant search engine and marketplace of independent grant consultants. You can find grants on your own, or hire an expert to help you search, apply for, and manage your grant.

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Donor & Sponsor Programs

Chicostart is a 501c3 and we have many donation and sponsorship opportunities for you to help grow our emerging startups and programs.