Innovate North State serves as one of sixteen California-designated iHubs, and is the only iHub focused on rural regions of California.

The Innovate North State iHub helps start-up and early-stage technology companies scale by connecting them with local and non-local industry experts, capital sources and customers.

  • The Innovate North State iHub also operates a new business incubator, The Innovation Lab, which is focused on 5 sectors: Manufacturing, cleantech, medical technology, information technology, and agritechnology/food products.
  • The Innovate North State iHub fosters technology transfer and commercialization by connecting the applied research occurring at California State University Chico with off- campus business and industry experts.
  • The Innovate North State iHub provides domain specific mentoring services on specific growth-related action items for our member companies.  This is different than providing generalized “business plan” advising.


iHub Coordinator:

Jon Gregory
Managing Director
Innovate North State iHub
555 Main Street
Suite 200
Chico, CA 95928
(530) 892-1707