Center for Entrepreneurship

The mission of the Chico State Center for Entrepreneurship is to provide support for students and recent alumni to build their own businesses. The Center’s primary focus is external, meaning we want to help students take their ventures off-campus. We aim to do this by supporting the academic aims of the Entrepreneurship and Small Business program.

Why Entrepreneurship?

At the heart of the Center’s mission is a commitment to help young entrepreneurs make the great leap from idea to reality. Whether a social venture, a web-based business, or a start-up based on an idea from another field, the Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management option (major or minor) can teach you to manage risk and launch new enterprises. Entrepreneurship grads also pursue careers in commercializing new products and services in established businesses and managing processes for developing innovations.

Christian Friedland '99 (CEO & Founder of and Andrew Gazdecki '11 (CEO & Founder of Bizness Apps)

 Two Chico State alumni who generously support student success in the College of Business.


eWeek is April 18-22 at Chico State!

Get ready for the most exciting week, full of events geared toward helping students learn how to become an entrepreneur. The Center for Entrepreneurship's official eWeek (Entrepreneurship Week) is April 18-22, with speakers, workshops, a movie night, and an exciting competition with eight competing schools!  

See the full schedule here (.pdf)

Chico State Brings Eight National Teams Together to Compete for $20,000 - Don't Miss It!

On April 22 at 4:00 pm in Colusa 100, teams from eight different schools will go head-to-head in the ultimate business idea battle—the spring 2016 Future Four & More business concept competition. Winners will take home $20,000 in prizes and equivalents. Food will be served. Make sure to attend!