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. Since 2013, we have been launching physical hubs and education programs for startups, accelerating connections for founders, and collaborating with investors, corporations and public institutions. The DEC believes investment in entrepreneurs is an investment in the community.
“The DEC has been a great catalyst to help build a community where entrepreneurs can find access to resources, connections and capital.”
Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings
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 ecosystem and 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.