Founded in 2013, The Dallas Entrepreneur Center (The DEC) is a coworking space and 501c3 non-profit organization created to help entrepreneurs start, build, and grow companies, and to ensure that Dallas is recognized as a leading city for entrepreneurship throughout the country. The DEC has built a business support structure focused on stimulating job growth and driving the Dallas economy. Born from a shared vision among small business and entrepreneurship advocates, The DEC believes investment in entrepreneurs is an investment in the community.
“The DEC has built a business support structure focused on stimulating job growth and driving the Dallas economy”
From creating jobs to triggering economic growth and generating local revenue, the value of startups can be seen in communities across the country. However, for the majority of entrepreneurial hopefuls, reaching a point of success is not without its challenges. The DEC helps remove those challenges by blending valuable online and offline resources and events/programs in a much-needed physical presence to deliver direct access to the resources, education, and guidance needed to make startups successful and economic growth in Dallas achievable and sustainable.
The DEC is a collaborative coworking environment brimming with experts and thought leaders from major corporations, investment groups, academic institutions, and government entities. Through mentorship, in-person training, and financial assistance programs, The DEC gives entrepreneurs access to leaders who have the resources to support their business goals and the personal knowledge and experiences to educate entrepreneurs on what it takes to launch, manage, and grow a successful business.