College of Business

Center for Entrepreneurship

Do you want to be around innovative thinkers like you? Do you want to land a job at a high-growth company? The Center for Entrepreneurship is dedicated to providing the resources, inspiration, support, and mentorship to help inspired learners and doers develop ideas and launch valuable businesses. We seek to build a cohesive and collaborative interdisciplinary environment that brings together the resources of the university, community and private sector.

Whether you're looking to start a business or just expand your creative toolbox, entrepreneurship skills can help you do it all! 

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Take One Class

Wondering if entrepreneurship is right for you? Introduction to Entrepreneurship (MGMT 450) is a highly experiential class that provides hands-on learning about launching a product or service through customer discovery. 

Get Involved

The Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization (CEO)  is designed to inspire, motivate and educate the entrepreneurs of Chico State in order to create more opportunities for success. The organization's mission is to provide resources and networking opportunities necessary to foster entrepreneurship, enabling young professionals to launch their ideas by developing and executing new ventures.

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Build a Prototype

If you have an idea for a product and want to bring it to life, visit the Chico State Makerspace in the Meriam Library where you can experiment, create, explore, and collaborate! They offer a variety of tools and equipment, along with a team of student advisors dedicated to helping students with designing and making their own creative projects.

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If you have a new innovation for concept in the areas of agriculture, water, or energy, the BlueTechValley program can help you launch through their accelerator or funding program.