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The Dallas Entrepreneur Center (The DEC) is a 501c3 non-profit organization driving innovation and economic impact by helping entrepreneurs start, build and grow their businesses. Through our innovation hubs and programming we provide entrepreneurs with education, mentorship, community and advocacy. 

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Digital Creation in the Next Era of Hardware


At Capital Factory + The DEC in the Centrum - Creators and innovators push the boundaries of what is possible. We pull abstract into reality by stretching the limits of…

Founders Live


At Capital Factory + The DEC in the Centrum - Founders Live is an unforgettable happy hour competition sweeping the world where up to five handpicked companies take the hot seat…

Dallas Freelancers Union SPARK


At Capital Factory + The DEC in the Centrum - Are you just starting out and have no idea what to charge for your work? An experienced freelancer curious how to…

Our Mentorship Program

Our Mentorship Program recognizes that in order to grow businesses, an entrepreneur needs access to qualified and experienced mentors. Mentors provide expedient advice, counsel, and experience that can help entrepreneurs avoid the hurdles that stand in their path, while also being able to catapult their businesses forward. The DEC provides access to more than 1,000 mentors in our network, all of whom are dedicated to helping entrepreneurs succeed and supporting entrepreneurship to those in The DEC network.

Our Members

Our members come from all sorts of different industries, experience levels, and backgrounds. These are some of the brightest visionaries and most courageous citizens in our community. We work hand in hand with our members to help them move their businesses forward. Through taking a keen interest in our members, we work together with them to provide the tools and resources necessary for success. We are not interested in just renting our members a desk, but rather in helping them actively start, build, and grow their businesses to find ultimate success.

Our Vision

Our vision is to help entrepreneurs start, build, and grow their businesses by providing a physical location where they can receive education, training, mentorship, programs/events, promotions, and access to capital.