Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson Discusses Parallel Crises Facing City, Looks to the Future

by | Dec 11, 2020
During Eric Johnson’s term as Mayor of Dallas, he's had to respond to two major crises so far: the ongoing pandemic and an increase in violent crime. Mayor Johnson addressed these issues in The Year-End Conversation and also touched on initiatives to develop Dallas’ workforce and transform the city into a destination for startup companies.
Managing Madness with a Mentor: Meet Shontaye Hawkins, CEO of Profit is the New Black
by | May 21, 2020
In this week's 1:1 column, The DEC's Bill Chinn talks with the CEO of Profit Is The New Black about how to navigate highs and lows in business—and when to use your passion to create impact.
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.
North Texas Startup Offers At‑Home COVID‑19 Test Kits, Gets Overwhelming Response
by | Mar 25, 2020
Demand was so high, Assist Health Group quickly ran out of the kits and had to put a waiting list in place.

United Way Launches COVID-19 Response Fund With $1.2M From Partners

Texas Instruments Foundation, Bank of America, McKesson Foundation, Perot Foundation, Wells Fargo and Hoblitzelle Foundation are among corporate partners making an initial seed fund commitment.
The ReKall Team.
In Case of Emergency
by | Feb 2, 2016
While dealing with a crisis, a group of entrepreneurs sought a way to make the process of sharing information easier. They came up with the perfect solution: ReKall.