April 2017 is eMonth - Come celebrate Fiery Thinking with us all month long!
eMonth is a month devoted to all things entrepreneurship—from small local businesses, fledgling startups, to global companies—everyone starts somewhere. Come watch over 18 different speakers tell their entrepreneurship success stories, or attend the Chico Pitch Party—a “mocktail” style event with 12 students competing for cash prizes and entrepreneurial glory in front of over 40 judges! Come eat, drink, and vote for your favorite student business concept! All events are free and open to the public.
The Center for Entrepreneurship is dedicated to helping all 17,287 students on the CSUC campus to pursue their entrepreneurial dreams. One of our goals is to combine student skills to produce great business teams. Whether you are a student of graphic design or geometry; nursing or natural science; engineering or education, we may be able to help sprinkle a little fiery thinking onto your ideas.
The Option in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
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 can teach you to manage risk and launch new enterprises.
Entrepreneurship Competitions and Events
Looking to make your business concept a reality? Our business concept competitions aim to challenge students and gain real-world opportunities and skills.
The Center for Entrepreneurship is deeply concerned with the world outside our borders as well as within. Part of the Center’s mission is to spread the idea of entrepreneurship beyond the traditional forms of business and into new realms where students can make a difference in the world.
Chico State is one of the few universities in the country to have startup funds available for its students to help fund their businesses. Support in the range of $5,000-$10,000 is available in the form of a convertible note.
Clubs & Organizations
Get involved by joining a student organization. The Chico Entrepreneurial Association (CEA), and Students for the Advancement of Global Entrepreneurship (SAGE) are two highly recognized entrepreneurial organizations at Chico State.