The Dallas Entrepreneur Center

MassChallenge Adds VP of Texas Strategy to Support Innovation and Entrepreneurial Growth

by | Jun 14, 2024
In Michelle Williams' previous role as executive director for The Dallas Entrepreneur Center's southern sector initiative, she helped build and launch The DEC @ Redbird. She brings more than 15 years of thought leadership in social impact and innovation to her new role at MassChallenge.
The Techstar team briefed the Fort Worth City Council on the new accelerator program Tuesday. [Courtesy photo]
Techstars’ Fort Worth Program Puts Out Last Call for Applicants Ahead of Fall Accelerator
by | May 3, 2022
The Techstars Physical Health accelerator has an application deadline of May 11 for its 13-week program this fall, where 10 companies will be eligible to receive up to $120,000 in seed funding capital from the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth and Goff Capital, in addition to mentorship and programming.
The Show Must Go On: Dallas Startup Week 2020 Is Going Virtual
by | Jul 23, 2020
Registration for Dallas Startup Week is now open, which will take place on Aug. 30 through Sept. 3. The sixth annual event looks bigger than ever with three summits, 16 tracks, more than 100 sessions, a new Slack channel, and undoubtedly, some surprises.
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.

DSW20: What to Expect at Digital Fight Club and the Women of Innovation Summit

by | Feb 28, 2020
Have you signed up yet? Dallas Startup Week has been releasing info about its major events (which you have to register separately for!) and also recently announced this year's tracks and a few of its track captains.
Job Posted: The Dallas Entrepreneur Center Looks for a New CEO
by | May 31, 2019
With Alyce Alston’s departure to Poo~Pourri's parent company, The DEC is on the hunt for its new public-facing representative to take on strategic and operational responsibility for all locations.
Photo Recap: The Nest Helps Southern Dallas Entrepreneurs ‘Take Flight’
by | Mar 25, 2019
Check out scenes from this weekend at the DEC@Redbird and Comerica Bank's new pitch competition.
Startup Week Returns to Downtown Dallas in Early April
by | Mar 7, 2019
Roughly 10,000 are expected to attend the free, five-day event dedicated to connecting startups, founders, corporate and social innovators, investors, and community leaders.

Collective Impact: ‘Tomorrow belongs to those who can hear it coming.’

Roundtable | Our panel talks about what we can do better, right now. In the final installment of the latest Dallas Innovates roundtable series, we look at systemic issues that still need to be addressed, and the areas ripe for innovation. The discussion closes with a look into the future.
Addison TreeHouse
Local Startup Evangelist Named Addison TreeHouse Director
by | Jul 18, 2018
Nancy Hong joins the Addison TreeHouse with more than 10 years of experience in the North Texas entrepreneurial ecosystem including key roles at area universities.
real estate
Rise of the Rest to Launch Real Estate Initiative
by | Jul 13, 2018
The initiative will bring a new investment resource for real estate projects in Dallas along with other Rise of the Rest communities aimed to help spur entrepreneurial growth.
The CEO insider video podcast hosted by Trey Bowles
CEO Insider Video Podcast
Hosted by Trey Bowles
The Dallas Entrepreneur Center's new video podcast series highlights emerging CEOs in Dallas-Fort Worth.
Alyce Alston

The DEC to Welcome Entrepreneurial ‘Rock Star’ Alyce Alston as CEO

by | Jun 19, 2018
Alyce Alston, who has experience in for-profit and nonprofit leadership as well as being a mentor and advocate for startups, will take over the reins Wednesday from Trey Bowles who announced plans to step down in April.
Capital Factory
Capital Factory Officially Moves into its First Dallas Space
by | Jun 11, 2018
For Capital Factory, this marks the beginning of a plan to unite entrepreneurs across the state, a plan CEO Joshua Baer calls the Texas Manifesto.
mompreneur Terese Hunwick of Thayer-Carver and Golden Seeds
Here are 5 Essential Elements ‘Mompreneurs’ Need for Success
by | May 29, 2018
The tips were given by female leaders at the first ever Mompreneur Brunch and Learn held recently at The Dallas Entrepreneur Center.
Julian Frederick
Dallas’ Step Stool Chef to Introduce Kid-friendly Meal Kits
by | May 9, 2018
The startup powered by a 10 year old and his mom began as a website to share recipes, but is now pivoting to meal kits with young chefs in mind.