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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 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

Tezos Dallas Meetup


Capital Factory + The DEC at The Centrum - Tezos Dallas Meetup #1 will be an opportunity for developers, entrepreneurs, enthusiasts and those interested in learning more about the Tezos protocol…

Dallas Startup Week Info Session


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


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…

Blockchain in Logistics and Supply Chain Workshop


Attend this workshop to: Refresh our knowledge about blockchain fundamentals. Discuss improvements and enhancements in current processes and innovative business models made possible by blockchain. Discuss high level framework and…

1 Million Cups


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…

Thinkful - Online Info Session: Becoming a Web Developer


Interested in becoming a Web Developer or Software Engineer? Come learn more about Thinkful’s flexible Full Stack program and our full-time Engineering Immersion program. Our flexible program prepares you for…

Founders Live Dallas


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…

Millennial Masterclass Series: Buying Your First Home


Capital Factory + The DEC at The Centrum - More and more millennial's are exploring home ownership in DFW and beyond. Some studies suggest that millennial homeowners may be rushing into a home-buying…

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.