THINK YOU'RE TOO OLD TO BE AN ENTREPRENEUR?
From creating jobs to triggering economic growth and generating local revenue, the value of small businesses and 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 Network 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 small businesses and startups successful, and economic growth in North Texas achievable and sustainable.
WHAT WE OFFER TO OUR ENTREPRENEURS
Since 2013, The DEC Network has been launching physical hubs and education programs for startups, accelerating connections for founders and collaborating with investors, corporations and public institutions.
- Events (in-person and virtual)
- Access to partner events
- Dallas Startup Week updates
- Member-exclusive programming
- Networking opportunities
- Access to mentors
- Community Resources newsletter
- Funding and actionable resources
- Dedicated program for women and diverse entrepreneurs
- Coworking space
- Comfortable working area
- Internet access
- Private conference rooms
- Office space (based on availability)
We’re humbled to be working with such a great variety of entrepreneurs, small business owners, changemakers, partners and community advocates. Hear what our community has to say about our different programs, initiatives and organization.
“Coronavirus is re-shaping how our business operates in today’s fluctuating market. Funding through the DEC has allowed us to reinvigorate our marketing efforts, stabilize our payroll, and continue on a high growth track.”
CEO OF PIXOUL
“I’ve had a very positive experience with the Fast Start Mentorship Program. Amber provides a great listening ear, and has recommended and/or connected me with a variety of resources to help my business during this time and beyond. I look forward to continuing the program!”
“This year’s Dallas Startup Week  was the best one thus far. Your team did a fantastic job with content and speakers.”