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The DEC


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 The DEC Network (a number of innovation hubs across DFW) we provide entrepreneurs with education, mentorship, community, and advocacy.

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Events & Programs

1 Million Cups

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Capital Factory + The DEC at The Centrum - As a program of the Kauffman Foundation, 1 Million Cups works with entrepreneurs, empowering them with the tools and resources to…

Thinkful Meetup

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Capital Factory + The DEC at The Centrum - Learn the fundamentals of programming as you get introduced to JavaScript, the most popular language on the job market. Join this workshop…

8th Annual Social Media Showcase

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Capital Factory + The DEC at The Centrum - Join us for what promises to be a very interesting presentation from Dallas-area businesses on their successful social media case studies…

Dallas Startup Week Info Session

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Capital Factory + The DEC at The Centrum - Dallas Startup Week is a 5-day event hosted in Downtown Dallas, dedicated to connecting our rapidly growing startup community with opportunities for…

LiftFund DFW Women's Business Center Grand Opening

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Join us to celebrate the opening of LiftFund's Dallas/Ft. Worth Women's Business Center and welcome our Director, Tarsha Polk! We are excited to introduce a new resource and small business…

1 Million Cups

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Capital Factory + The DEC at The Centrum - As a program of the Kauffman Foundation, 1 Million Cups works with entrepreneurs, empowering them with the tools and resources to break…

Founders Live Dallas

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

Sh*t Your Lawyer Says

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Capital Factory + The DEC at The Centrum - Join us for the "Sh*t Your Lawyer Says" Workshop with one of the top startup lawyers in North Texas, Jessica Vittorio…

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.