Bill Chinn

Dallas Startup Week Slated for August with 5 days, 100+ Events, and 200+ Speakers

by | Jan 13, 2022
Hosted by The DEC Network and powered by Capital One, the five-day showcase is North Texas’ largest event focused on driving entrepreneurial success, economic impact, and innovation.
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The DEC Is Relaunching the North Texas Angel Network
by | Jul 1, 2021
A new strategic and operational partnership will accelerate startup growth and increase investor funding, the organizations say.
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The DEC Sets Dallas Startup Week 2021: Get Ready for 19 Tracks, 3 Summits, and Startup Alley
by | May 7, 2021
The hybrid event in August will take place in person at SMU and virtually. The seventh annual Dallas Startup Week powered by Capital One is Dallas-Fort Worth's largest event focused on driving entrepreneurial success, economic impact, and innovation in the region.
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Mayor Eric Johnson at the State of Entrepreneurship: ‘I Believe That Dallas Needs To Be a City That Leads’
by | May 6, 2021
Here's our rundown of each speaker, award, and Q&A from the Dallas Entrepreneur Center's annual State of Entrepreneurship.
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Managing Madness with a Mentor: Meet Heidi Potthoff, Founder of HMP Mufasa

by | Jul 23, 2020
"Mentoring is not just scheduling a monthly meeting with a checkpoint. Mentoring to me is fully engaging in the brand—to be a champion to the CEO," says Potthoff. The ongoing pandemic has helped Potthoff support the acceleration of entrepreneurs, she says.
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Managing Madness with a Mentor: Meet COO and Senior Operations Executive, Michael Dzura
by | Jul 9, 2020
Mattress Firm's Dzura speaks with The DEC Network's Bill Chinn on what he thinks the "new business normal" will look like, how to take care of both associates as well as customers, and the importance of one-on-one mentorship.
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Managing Madness with a Mentor: Meet MadLove Agency’s Mary Dee
by | Jun 25, 2020
Mary Dee, the CXO advisor of MadLove Agency, shares her advice on being candid, letting mentors know they are appreciated, and meeting your mentee where they are at.
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Managing Madness with a Mentor: Meet Dennis Cail of Zirtue
by | Jun 11, 2020
Dennis Cail, Co-Founder and CEO of Zirtue, shares his advice on being open and honest about things regardless of the situation, investing in yourself before others invest in you, and building a relationship with your mentor face-to-face (virtually, for now).
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CEC Entertainment's Chris Boult

Managing Madness with a Mentor: Meet CEC Entertainment’s Chris Boult

by | May 14, 2020
In this week's edition of 1:1 with The DEC, the CIO of CEC Entertainment, "pays it forward" with advice on how to perfect a pitch, develop ideas that resonate, and focus on the fundamentals of your business.
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Managing Madness with a Mentor: Meet Motorola Solutions’ Narasimha Raju Nagubhai
by | May 7, 2020
The DEC Network, a nonprofit supporting the entrepreneur ecosystem in North Texas, is helping small business owners get real with actionable advice from business leaders in a new column, 1:1 with Dallas Entrepreneur Center CEO Bill Chinn.
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The DEC Launches Free Virtual Mentoring to Help Entrepreneurs Through COVID-19
by | Apr 1, 2020
The new Fast Start Mentoring Program pairs entrepreneurs with business veterans who can help plan a path forward—and identify emerging opportunities. "It's fair to say we're genuinely saving jobs here," CEO Bill Chinn says.
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