Innovate North State hosts the 3rd annual Sierra Nevada Innovation Challenge at CSU Chico's Bell Memorial Union Hall in Chico. Both early stage and long established companies located outside of California’s major metropolitan areas will compete in their respective industry sectors for the Most Innovative Product in California. Its a “must participate” venue for businesses seeking visibility for their new products or are raising capital, while making a year’s worth of key investment, media, industry, academia and government official contacts in one day. Each company will need to convey in a 6 minute presentation to the esteemed judges panel why their innovative new product is, or will change, the world, their industry, or people’s lives. It provides a must-see, “first look” opportunity for angel and venture capital investors; customers and strategic partners; broadcast, print and online news media, government agencies and major corporations outside of the major innovation hotbeds.