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No matter what phase of the cycle your business is in, Chicostart will guide entrepreneurs through a tailored incubation program. Accepted applicants will be equipped with the tools to launch, build, and grow a sustainable business. One size does not fit all – we help you lift from where you stand – from ideation to self assessment to research and MVP – even intro’s to accelerators if and when you get to that stage of growth.

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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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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.

Partner with Chicostart

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

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.

Butte County REACH Program

Chicostart has partnered with the new Butte County Library REACH (Reconnect, Engage, Adults, Creating, Hope) Program. The REACH Program provides economic and workforce development resources at local Butte County Libraries, and supports the needs of job seekers, small business owners, and entrepreneurs. Chicostart will offer REACH members access to the Grow with Google Workshop On-Line Library and in person workshops once a month. 

Contact Info

530 924 5100

411 Main Street, Suite 101, Chico, CA 92928

6161 Clark Road, #1, Paradise, CA 95969

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