Ep # 30 – Chico Start – A Discussion with Wendy Porter and Tim Sharkey

In this episode we talk local tech with Wendy Porter and Tim Sharkey representing our local startup incubator and entrepreneurial hub, Chicostart. Wendy is the Managing Director of Chicostart and Tim is charge of Business Development and Operations.  The conversation revolves around the impact Chicostart has in the community since 2013, supporting entrepreneurs and startups by providing shared office amenities, mentoring, workshops, internships, tech talks, student to business projects, entrepreneurial events, think tanks, satellite office programs and anything else that helps their core mission of helping startups succeed.  We also learn about a few different programs Chicostart manages, such as growTECH and a nationwide program called 1 Million Cups hosted weekly here right in Chico!

Ep # 19 – YPO Leadership Luncheon Entrepreneurial Panel

‘Tales of an Entrepreneur’

Ideal Fab Labs, Chico

April 18th the Chico Chamber Young Professionals Organization hosted “Tales of an Entrepreneur’, a panel of local business owners who have each faced challenges, risks, and rewards of launching and growing a business here in Chico. Panelists include:   

Arielle Danan, Owner & Founder, Beber – Fresh Almondmilk

Dan Richardson, Franchisee, Dutch Bros. Coffee, Chico

Mark Sorenson, Founder & CEO, Social High Rise

Kaliahna Baxter, Owner, Happy at Home

Conversation moderated by Dr. Colleen C. Robb, Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship, Center for Entrepreneurship, California State University, Chico.

Listen in is as Dr. Colleen C. Robb addresses our entrepreneurs as to why they chose Chico to start their business, who helped them get to where they are, and what they think the most important skill universities should be teaching aspiring entrepreneurs.

The Chico Chamber YPO is presented by Golden Valley Bank.

The Chico Chamber Podcast is produced by Business Learning Systems.

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