entrepreneurs

New SMU Program Gets Aspiring Tech Leaders Ready for the C-Suite

by | Feb 29, 2024
The four-month SMU Tech CxO Excellence Program welcomed its first cohort of students in early February. Classes are taught by current or previous CIOs and CTOs in top organizations across DFW—with a curriculum focused on leadership, cybersecurity, financial planning, and more.
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New Study Ranks Texas the No. 1 Best State for Entrepreneurs
by | Feb 20, 2024
The study by Simplify LLC analyzed data from the Census Bureau, BEA, and Federation of Tax Administrators to arrive at its rankings. The rankings were based on corporate tax rate, inflation, migration of educated workers, new business formations, job creation, and consumer spending. See who else made the top 10—and who came in last.
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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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HSC Is Handing Off Operations of Sparkyard, a Platform for Fort Worth Entrepreneurs
by | Nov 27, 2023
HSC Next said the move will allow Sparkyard—a free, one-stop collaborative platform for Fort Worth entrepreneurs and business owners—to grow in ways it could not as part of an academic institution.
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Afrotech Future List Honors Two Dallas Entrepreneurs as National ‘Founders of the Year’

by | May 19, 2023

Two Dallas entrepreneurs have been recognized by Afrotech’s Future List as founders of the year.

Dennis Cail is co-founder and CEO of the fintech startup Zirtue and Mandy Price is co-founder and CEO of the diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging startup Kanarys.

The list honors the achievements and performances of people of color in technology and innovation, and also recognizes individuals or groups that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion through their career endeavors....

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Wednesday’s WEDallas Mompreneur Summit Aims To ‘Equip, Inspire, and Empower’ Women Entrepreneurs
by | May 8, 2023
Presented by The DEC Network and Capital One, the completely virtual summit is open to all women entrepreneurs looking to connect with like-minded individuals and take their businesses to the next level. Topics will include building a brand without burning out, prioritization strategies for moms, and mastering financial confidence, among others. Find out more—including how to register for the summit.
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USPTO, Commerce Department Launch Women’s Entrepreneurship Initiative to Empower More Women Founders
by | Nov 17, 2022
The WE initiative launches ahead of Women’s Entrepreneurship Day this Saturday, November 19, and comes on the heels of President Biden’s recent proclamation naming this month as National Entrepreneurship Month. “Unleashing the potential of women entrepreneurs is good for business, good for families, and good for our economy,” the U.S. Secretary of Commerce says.
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Global Entrepreneurship Week Fort Worth
Global Entrepreneurship Week Fort Worth Offers Pitch Competition, Investor Forum, UTA Events, and More Nov. 7-12
by | Nov 4, 2021
Global Entrepreneurship Week Fort Worth kicks off November 7-12 with an opening party, a pitch competition, a State of Entrepreneurship luncheon, and lots more for founders and entrepreneurs to sink their teeth into.
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Getting Ahead of the PPP Curve: This Dallas-Based Bank Is Helping Businesses Outlast the Pandemic

by | Jan 20, 2021
"Most people have no idea the risk business builders take," says Texas Security Bank CEO and Co-Founder Craig Scheef, who is inspired by working with entrepreneurs and owner-managed businesses.

His team reengineered the bank's processes to help customers with "lifeline loans" in 2020. Now they're starting to process the next round of PPP applications.
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This Dallas-Based Subscription Service Is Pairing Coffee and Tips From Entrepreneurs With a Nod to Willy Wonka
by | Nov 12, 2020
Newly launched coffee subscription box Grindology, which is marketed to budding entrepreneurs, is teaming up with Design Pickle to give away a year's worth of graphic design services to one lucky customer.
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Capital Factory’s Texas Startups Roadshow Goes Virtual for Global Entrepreneurship Week
by | Nov 4, 2020
The Texas Startups Roadshow will take local entrepreneurs and out-of-state investors on a virtual ride that spotlights the startup community in Dallas, Houston, Austin, and San Antonio. Anchoring the Dallas leg of the trip on Nov. 19 is UT Dallas’ Big Idea Competition and a keynote from Mark Cuban.
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Navigating a Prolonged COVID-19: 6 Tips For Your Small Business to Survive a Masked Economy
by | Oct 28, 2020
COVID-19 cases have continued to rise, causing many to suggest that another shutdown is looming. Small businesses should be preparing for how to survive—and thrive—if that's the case, experts say. Here's six tips from Dallas-based Vista Bank on what small business owners can start doing, which includes information on a potential new PPP program and new guidelines for PPP forgiveness.
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Dallas Founders Share How They Quit Their Jobs and Found Purpose

by | Sep 10, 2020
The founders of Project Mockingbird, Grit by Brit, and Break Bread, Break Borders were virtually brought together to share their stories of how their companies came to be.
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Capital One’s Corporate Innovation Summit Fosters Collaboration Between Entrepreneurs and Corporate Allies
by | Sep 3, 2020
Hear from Hesam Hosseini, CEO of Match; Stephen Bohanon, founder of Alkami; Jim Adler, managing director of Toyota AI Ventures; Rex Kurzius, founder of Asset Panda; and more at Dallas Startup Week's Corporate Innovation Summit.
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Dallas Startup Week 2020 State of Entrepreneurship: ‘This Year Has Been Tough, But Dallas Is Tougher’
by | Sep 3, 2020
During this year's event, DSW20's State of Entrepreneurship award winners were announced.
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To Common Desk, COVID-19 Wasn’t the Death of Coworking. It Was the Start of Something New
by | Sep 2, 2020
Trey Bowles and Delanie Majors from The DEC Network hosted Founder and CEO of Common Desk Nick Clark to discuss how his company is innovating to help entrepreneurs get back into shared office spaces.
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