Entrepreneurs helping entrepreneurs.
The Dallas Entrepreneur Center (the DEC) serves entrepreneurs in the Dallas area, providing a location where they can receive training, education, mentorship, promotion and access to capital in order to encourage and equip the entrepreneurial community to start, build and grow their businesses. Facilitating a culture of entrepreneurship and ‘giving before you get’, the DEC connects new and old entrepreneurs with a vibrant, collaborative environment.
We have a membership that fits your needs.
meetup1 Million Cups (1MC) Dallas
1MC is a Kaufmann Foundation educational program put on every Wednesday from 9-10am. Two presenters from startup companies in the Dallas area talk about their companies, problems, gaps and challenges. The audience is made up of entrepreneurs, advisors, researchers, people interested in entrepreneurship or getting ready to make the jump into their own companies. During […]
networkingVentureSpur Black Box Breakfast Series
Black Box Breakfast Series is presented by VentureSpur and hosted at The DEC the last Wednesday of every month from 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM. Each month will feature one or two entrepreneurs who will present their story in 10 photos in 10 minutes. This fun format is an engaging and intimate way to understand the lives and amazing successes of some outstanding entrepreneurs in our community.
educationThe DEC:EDU – The Truth About Work/Life Balance at a Startup
Achieving a work/life balance is one of the most difficult practices for entrepreneurs in any walk of life. Learn how to manage your time more effectively, minimize inefficiencies in your day to day, and focus on the things that really matter in your personal life. Share stories of success and failure with other entrepreneurs as you challenge assumptions and status quo in daily life.
educationThe DEC:EDU – Understanding Financials
This class will walk you through a series of financial constructs needed to run a successful business. Understand key revenue calculations and expense assumptions over a multi-year period. Tie in income statement numbers as a point to showcase factors that affect cash flow such as receivables, payables, and taxes. Walk through a balance sheet and understand the importance of this and other documents for growing your business.