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The DEC Network Marks a Decade of Driving Innovation in North Texas with 2023 Impact Report

by | Dec 18, 2023
“The currency of our mission is still job creation in parts of the city that really need jobs," Bill Chinn, CEO of DEC Network, told Dallas Innovates.
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Dallas will host its inaugural Texas Venture Crawl on Oct. 6, 2023 at The DEC Network@Redbird.
Startups and Investors: Texas Venture Crawl Lands in Dallas on Oct. 6
by | Oct 2, 2023
With the event tagline, "Texas might be The Lone Star State, but we shouldn't have lone star startup founders," the crawl aims to educate and inspire entrepreneurs and those interested in taking part in venture capital activities.
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Gamestop Co-Founder Gary Kusin to Headline DEC Network Mentorship Awards at Dallas Startup Week
by | Aug 27, 2023
The Dallas-based serial entrepreneur and business exec will share his take on the impact of mentorship at the awards event in September. His storied career, which includes a successful turnaround of Kinkos and its sale to FedEx, spans retail and gaming to cosmetics and private equity.

Nominations for mentors opened on August 20.
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The DEC Network Plans $2.1M Entrepreneurial Innovation Center at The Shops at RedBird
by | May 22, 2023
The DEC Network is about to celebrate its 10th anniversary as a nonprofit entrepreneurship ecosystem builder in Dallas-Fort Worth. But instead of just throwing a party, it's launching even more innovation hubs to help entrepreneurs start, build, and grow their businesses—including The DEC's new RedBird Innovation Center. Besides housing The DEC's HQ, it will offer co-working space, provide business incubation, accelerator programs, podcasting rooms, an event space, and more.
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Grammy-Winning Rapper and Entrepreneur ‘Killer Mike’ to Speak at The DEC Network’s State of Entrepreneurship Event

by | Mar 14, 2023
The DEC Network, which marks its 10th anniversary this year, is gearing up for its 2023 State of Entrepreneurship event—the first-ever in Frisco. Dubbed 'the Super Bowl for Entrepreneurs' in North Texas, the annual gathering brings together game-changing startups and innovative business leaders.
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Why the CEO of HER Texas Believes Improving the State’s Business Ecosystem Starts With Women
by | Aug 2, 2021
Jasmin Brand, the founder and CEO of HER Texas, joined Zero Gap Founder and President Jacqueline Twillie during Dallas Startup Week to discuss creating a new table for women in business. Here's what she had to say.
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The DEC Network’s State of Entrepreneurship Event Has a Confirmed Speaker Lineup and a New Title Sponsor
by | Apr 29, 2021
The State of Entrepreneurship will celebrate the people behind North Texas' thriving startup ecosystem on May 5. Title sponsor Dallas Incorporated helps take innovations from idea to market in 30 days. This year, attendees can enter to win $100,00 of startup support. Here's how, along with the just-announced lineup of speakers.
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Second Annual Women of Innovation Summit Helps Female Entrepreneurs Take Their Dreams to the Next Level

Get an inside look from some of North Texas' female entrepreneurs and C-Suite professionals to see what they consider to be the keys to success.
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Disrupt Dallas: Minority Founders Discuss How ‘Innovation Lives in the Hood,’ Emerging Tech, and Where to Go From Here
by | Aug 31, 2020
Local entrepreneurs talk emerging tech, overcoming challenges, how to be more diverse within your organization, and where to go post-COVID.
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Here’s What You Can’t Miss During Next Week’s Dallas Startup Week
by | Aug 27, 2020
DSW20 begins this Sunday. Get ready now with our roundup of ten can't-miss events.
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Nominate an Entrepreneur for Dallas Startup Week’s State of Entrepreneurship Awards by Friday
by | Aug 25, 2020
It's the 11th hour: Nominations for the annual State of Entrepreneurship event's four award categories close on Friday, August 28.
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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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