MAKE A LIFE NOT JUST A LIVING

Careers, Culture, and Community

Together we grow support, and connect the thriving tech and entrepreneurial hub in Chico and Northern California.

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION

growTECH is comprised of the business owners and leaders in the greater Chico area who represent the thriving high-tech sector in our community. We are CEOs and startup founders, senior software engineers and dev ops directors, hackers and geeks. Our businesses range from e-commerce and consumer-facing SaaS products, to education tools and professional services. 

Our teams range from small teams of 4, to large teams of 600+, and everything in between.

We’re located in the heart of Northern California, a mere 2 ½ hours north of the San Francisco Bay Area, where tech giants like Google, Apple, and Facebook attract the most talented developers to Silicon Valley. Yet we believe the opportunities available in places like Silicon Valley fall short of offering its workforce the balanced life it deserves. With housing costs skyrocketing, maddening traffic, long commutes and rising cost of living, members of the tech community in Silicon Valley are increasingly dissatisfied with their quality of life, and searching for an alternative.

We believe we are that alternative

In Chico, we believe tech workers deserve to enjoy both the satisfaction of worthy work in their careers and the fulfillment of leisurely pursuits outside of work. In Chico, we believe the best life is a balanced life, where your work challenges you to be smarter, move quicker, and get shit done — where the technology you build delights the customers who use it, and makes an impact on the world. In Chico, we believe the best life is one where you can be part of a strong community brimming with rich culture and opportunities to serve, and where you have time to spend with family and enjoy the outdoors. This is precisely what Chico has to offer

So come join us to make a life, not just a living.

THE GROWTECH PARTNERSHIP

We are an industry lead partnership between tech and entrepreneur industry leaders and supporting community organizations modeled after the Next Gen Sector Partnerships and sponsored by NoRTEC.

THE WHY

To foster the success of our businesses and startups and to make our tech and entrepreneurial community more robust.

THE WHO

  • Tech and Entrepreneur Industry leaders and employees working with tech as a product, service, or biz ops with a significant investment in tech talent.
  • Supporting private or public organizations that can help the tech industry realize shared opportunities and overcome shared challenges.

THE WHAT

growTECH is a strategic and results-driven industry lead partnership between tech and entrepreneur leaders and supporting community organizations who work together toward shared opportunities and challenges facing our tech industry in the greater Chico area.


  • We jointly create an agenda that supports the stability and growth of the tech and entrepreneur industry sector in the greater Chico area.
  • We commit to coordinated action and implementation of shared, high priority areas.
  • We create a forum for quality connections, networking, info and idea sharing.

MAIN FOCUS & OPPORTUNITY AREAS

  • Talent (grow our own and recruitment strategies)
  • Showcase our region as a thriving tech hub
  • Foster a united tech and entrepreneur community network
  • Consider infrastructure & emerging markets to support growing tech & startup business

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