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SBA Awards The DEC $1 Million to Help Underrepresented Entrepreneurs

The DEC Network, North Texas’ entrepreneurial hub, has been awarded a $1 million grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration as part of its $100 million Community Navigator Pilot Program, an American Rescue Plan initiative designed to reduce barriers that underrepresented and underserved entrepreneurs often face in accessing

New Pitch Competition + Showcase for Black Founders

We know that less than 5% of startup funding is invested in underrepresented groups, and less than 3% of those funded are women-owned startups. Demetra Brown, senior director, the dec network | redbird BIG iDEA Dallas, a seven-week intensive program designed to help propel Black