WHO WE ARE
The DEC Network is a 501c3 nonprofit organization driving parity and economic impact by helping entrepreneurs start, build and grow their businesses. Since 2013, we have been launching physical hubs, events, and education programs for startups, with a particular focus on women and entrepreneurs of color. Born from a shared vision among small business and entrepreneurship advocates, The DEC Network believes investment in entrepreneurs is an investment in the community.
Our Fiduciary & Associate Boards work with our staff and entrepreneurs to provide mentorship and an exemplary experience for those in our network. They are passionate about growing the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Southern Dallas and leveraging their success to build and grow startups all around Dallas.
Chair of the Board, Tim Hill, says "I am honored to be voted to serve as the Board Chairman at The Dallas Entrepreneur Center Network–providing advocacy, mentorship, education and community for the DFW entrepreneurial ecosystem. The DEC Network is committed to fostering a thriving and inclusive entrepreneurial ecosystem for all as part of the Dallas Small Business Ecosystem."
THE DEC@COMMON DESK
The DEC Network offers a variety of education, mentorship, community and advocacy resources for entrepreneurs and small business owners.
The DEC Network Mentoring Program offers entrepreneurs and small business owners the opportunity to connect with high-level founders, professionals and executives with experience navigating crises who can offer strategic and tactical advice.
The DEC Network offers membership options for entrepreneurs and small business owners at all business levels and budgets. We work hand in hand with our members to help them move their businesses forward, by providing the tools and resources necessary for success.
Looking to get involved in the North Texas Startup community through partnership or sponsorship? The DEC Network gives companies firsthand discovery, experience and interaction with a group of the most passionate entrepreneurs, changemakers, and do-ers in North Texas.
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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
“This year’s Dallas Startup Week  was the best one thus far. Your team did a fantastic job with content and speakers.”
“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!”