Red Bird Entrepreneur Center may not be open yet, but that doesn’t mean its leaders can’t offer programming and begin engaging the surrounding neighborhoods.
“We don’t have to have a physical location to start serving entrepreneurs in the community,” said Trey Bowles, co-founder and CEO of The Dallas Entrepreneur Center.
“We don’t have to have a physical location to start serving entrepreneurs in the community.”
From 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday, 20 local entrepreneurs will set up shop temporarily in the Red Bird Mall in Dallas as part of the Reimagine Red Bird Pop-up Market. The event also will include holiday tunes, games, and an appearance by Santa.
“This is a great opportunity, for us to highlight some of the businesses in the southern sector, but also bring people out to help buy their products and services,” Bowles said.
He said the participating vendors are all minority-owned businesses with a majority run by women and based in the southern part of the city. Their products range from apparel and jewelry to home goods and art.
The DEC announced plans to move into southern Dallas earlier this year. Work is underway now to open entrepreneurial centers at Red Bird Mall, University of North Texas at Dallas, and Paul Quinn College. The expansion received a $600,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration in September.
Bowles expects all the centers to be open within the first quarter of 2018.
IF YOU GO
Reimagine Red Bird Pop-up Market
When: 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday
Where: Red Bird Mall, 3662 W. Camp Wisdom Road, in Dallas
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