What is the Inclusive Innovation Hub (iHub²)?
The California Inclusive Innovation Hub program (iHub²) focuses on diversity, equity, and inclusion. The Central Valley iHub² works to bolster the regional innovation ecosystem and strengthen innovation assets, business growth and job creation across underserved communities and support a diverse group of entrepreneurs.*
*The Inclusive Innovation Hub (iHub²) program is funded by the State of California and administered by the California Office of the Small Business Advocate. Eligibility criteria applies.
Making Change Possible
Our strength lies not only in the words we stand by, but most importantly in the actions of our initiatives, and the partners we have in our community. Each of our partners strives to make a positive change within the mission of our
Central Valley iHub². Learn more about our partners below!
Valley COmmunity Small Business Development Center
The Valley Community Small Business Development Center (SBDC) promotes the development, growth and success of small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs throughout Fresno, Tulare, Madera, and Kings Counties.
Culterra Capital is focused solely on tech-driven innovation across the food supply chain. They leverage their years of exclusive domain focus in food and ag, with an extensive global network, to deliver exceptional investment, deal execution, and ecosystem expertise.
University of California Cooperative Extension
Since 1914, UC Cooperative Extension has been “California’s first incubator;” the bridge between local issues and innovative answers through the power of UC research. Cooperating is in their DNA.
City of Bakersfield Economic Development Department
The Economic and Community Development team works to initiate the improvement of quality neighborhoods; help ensure a sound economic base for the community and help increase the quality of life for residents within the City of Bakersfield.
The Pi Shop
Their mission is to provide an atmosphere for collaboration, mentorship, instruction, knowledge, innovation and support for a new technology, manufacturing or product-oriented business venture.
Central Valley Women's
The WEC offer a variety of business support services to assist you in starting, growing, managing, or selling your small business.
Central CA SBDC Network
Whether you want to launch, grow, transition or innovate your business, the Central California Small Business Development Center Regional Network provides expert consulting, training, market research, access to capital and other tools at low to no cost assistance.
Fresno Economic Development Corporation
The Fresno County Economic Development Corporation is a public/private nonprofit organization established to market Fresno County as the premier location for business prosperity.
City of Fresno Economic Development Department
Working in partnership with organizations across the community, Economic Development implements the Mayor’s vision for making Fresno a more prosperous and inclusive city.
Tulare Kings Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Established in 1993, the Tulare Kings Hispanic Chamber of Commerce seeks to promote business development and growth of business within the Hispanic Community for the purpose of mutual economic benefit.
City of Clovis Community and Economic Development
The City of Clovis Economic Development Department's mission is to promote the city as an attractive location for new, expanding and relocating businesses; develop commercial and industrial infrastructure to increase job opportunities and more.
CSU Bakersfield SBDC
The CSU Bakersfield Small Business Development Center (SBDC) promotes the development, growth and success of small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs throughout Kern, Inyo and Mono Counties.
Office of Community and Economic Development
The Office of Community & Economic Development at Fresno State connects the University to the community throughout the eight counties of the San Joaquin Valley.
Fresno Metro Black Chamber of Commerce
The Fresno Metro Black Chamber of Commerce advances the interests of the Black business community by delivering value-added services and opportunities to their members and the community at-large.
College of the Sequoias Training Resource Center
Customized training in advanced manufacturing, customer service, food safety, and supervisory, that enhances your employees’ skills and productivity.
Kern Economic Development Corporation (Kern EDC) is a public-private partnership that brings together private businesses, education, elected officials, and non-profit organizations for the purpose of a single goal: creating a strong and diverse economy for Kern County.
Central Valley Community Foundation
The Central Valley Community Foundation connects capital and communities for a just and thriving Central Valley.
The Office of Research and Economic Development provides leadership, education and oversight to support scholarly investigation and research at UC Merced.
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