Information Communication Technologies & Digital Media Sector Team




Wendy Porter

Regional Director, Industry Engagement
Northern Inland/Northern Coastal Region

Wendy is the Managing Director of Chicostart and facilitator of growTECH our Northern CA tech industry partnership. She is also the CA Community Colleges Information Communications Technology Deputy Sector Navigator for the Far North CA region. Chicostart is a startup incubator located in Chico, CA. Chicostart has launched 14 startups in the past 4 years and created over 105 quality jobs while nurturing a cohesive platform of connectivity for tech businesses, Chico State, Butte College, investors, mentors, workforce, and economic development groups to interact and uplift the problem solvers and difference makers of tomorrow. Fostering the tech startup entrepreneurial ecosystem in Chico and Northern CA is a passion for Wendy and seeing the positive results is invigorating.

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