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
$200 / 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, fax services
  • Conference room scheduling services
  • Unlimited coffee and stocked fridge
  • Receive mail


$300 / Mo
$550 / Mo
Pod of Desks (4)
$1000 / 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
$600 / Mo
Pod of Desks (4)
$1200 / 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

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

Every Wednesday 9:00 am - 10:00 am The DEC

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

Last Wednesday of every month 7:30am-8:30am The DEC

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 – Understanding Financials

April 23, 2014 11:00am - 1:00pm The DEC

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.

trainingStartup Weekend NEXT

April 23, 2014 - May 21, 2014 6:00pm - 9:00pm The DEC

NEXT is an intensive and selective 3 hour weekly program for five weeks. Using hands-on mentorship, NEXT helps committed early stage teams find the path to achieve product market fit.

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