GrowTECH FEST 2024 is recognizing its 5th anniversary as “celebrating and elevating the entrepreneurial spirit in the North State.” It is the largest entrepreneurial and tech conference north of Sacramento. 


Join us to hear from startup icons, industry leaders, startup stories, and innovators. Walk away with enhanced insight and tools to help you and your team start, grow, and thrive. Plus, network with like-minded attendees to share ideas, stories, and other connections!

Wednesday, November 6, 2024

Main Conference Day + Early Evening GTF Hang

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. – Big Room – 20th Street, Chico, CA 95928.

Tickets go on sale June 1st.

Tickets are non-refundable, however, tickets can be transferred without additional charge. Email: info@chicostart.com

Tickets include a full-day admission to GrowTECH FEST, lunch, cookie break, and GTF Networking Hang.

Absolutely! You can enter and exit the event at your leisure as long as you are wearing your GTF badge, which acts as your ticket after check-in registration.

We would love to represent your business at GTF! Please visit the Sponsorship Page to choose what level works best for you!

We will have a set of invited investors seated at the “Investor Table” within the audience and they will be walking around. Network and find them! It’s good practice with the intention of a casual friendly approach first, rather than going right into a hard pitch. ;)

While we appreciate your passion, we ask our guests to stick to business card exchange, LinkedIn share… Other solicitation will not be permitted on-site.

If you want to do more to promote your product/service, you are welcome to join us as a sponsor. Please email heather@chicostart.com if you’d like to reach the GTF audience. We’d love to recognize you!


You do you. Typically attendees are casual to business-casual. Consider the types of people you’ll be meeting – it’s always a good idea to make a good first impression.

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Because of space limitations, only our Startup Stories presenters receive an exhibit space.

Any other questions? Email us and we’ll get back to you ASAP.

ChicoSTART and GrowTECH and who we represent – our staff, partners, members, sponsors, speakers, attendees — must hold themselves to the highest standards as members of the ChicoSTART and GrowTECH community. We recognize all are representative of the ChicoSTART and GrowTECH community and reflects their values in our actions. We must act inclusively, equitably and respectfully at all times. Those who do not abide by this Code of Conduct may be removed from the ChicoSTART and GrowTECH community and/or organization.

The ChicoSTART and GrowTECH Code of Conduct revolves around our four key values:

  • Entrepreneurial: We are problem solvers, creators, and bravely determined.
  • Passionate: We do what we love and do it because it makes our region a better place.
  • Human: We respect each other and our humanity, and are proud to be in this movement together.
  • Tenacious: We want to grow, build, and strengthen the Chico and North State entrepreneurial ecosystem.

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