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.


Drop in*
$20 / Day
$250 / Mo
*Drop-ins does not include 24/7 access

Good for one-man shops, freelancers and consultants. It includes:

  • Community desks
  • High Speed Internet Access
  • 24/7 Key card access
  • Printer, copier, scanner, services
  • Conference room scheduling services
  • Unlimited coffee
  • Receive mail


$350 / Mo
$750 / Mo
Pod of Desks (4)
$1100 / Mo

Good for young companies who need a space for collaboration and client meetings. It includes:

  • Everything in coworking plan
  • Dedicated desk and/or office space
  • Access to online member platform
  • Access to all DEC coordinated events


$350 / Mo
$750 / Mo
Pod of Desks (4)
$1100 / Mo

Good for startups pre and post revenue looking to accelerate growth. It includes:

  • Everything in Dedicated Member plan
  • Dedicated programming designed to improve growth
  • Dedicated mentors
  • Dedicated desk and/or office space
  • Access to all DEC coordinated events
  • Applications open in August 2014

Interested in any of the plans? Please apply for membership.

Apply for Membership

Upcoming Events

office-hoursWhiteboard Sessions at The DEC

Ongoing Hours Vary The DEC

During Whiteboard Sessions at The DEC, entrepreneurs have a chance to talk with some of Dallas’ finest entrepreneurs, industry experts, and investment groups that have experience working with new, growing companies.

meetup1 Million Cups (1MC) Dallas

January 7th 9:00 am - 10:00 am The DEC

1MC is a Kauffman 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 […]

meetupComputer Visionaries

First Monday of the Month 6:30 - 8:30 pm The DEC

All skill levels are encouraged to check us out. There is room for experts, teachers, beginners and the absolute novice. The night includes networking and a hands-on learning session.

past-events2nd Annual State of Entrepreneurship

December 10th, 2014 6:30-9:00pm The DEC

The Dallas Entrepreneur Center is proud to host the annual State of Entrepreneurship event bringing together a dynamic network of entrepreneurs and community leaders as we celebrate our region’s growth of the entrepreneurial ecosystem and share a recap of some of the big news and events from 2014.

past-eventsStartup Weekend Education

November 21st - 23rd, 2014 Schedule on Registration page The DEC

The non-profit organization is headquartered in Seattle, Washington but Startup Weekend organizers and facilitators can be found in over 200 cities around the world. From Mongolia to South Africa to London to Brazil, people around the globe are coming together for weekend long workshops to pitch ideas, form teams, and start companies.

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