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The DEC Network Hosts the 2023 WomenXTech Summit on Feb. 8

by | Feb 1, 2023

In partnership with Smart Business Concepts, The DEC Network will host the 2023 WomenXTech Summit, a one-day, in-person summit for women on Feb. 8 at Smart Business Concepts’ headquarters in Dallas.

The WomenXTech Summit is one of the larger-scale events that bring women tech entrepreneurs together to spread their ideas on how to succeed and support each other in a biased technology industry, the DEC Network said....

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‘It’s a Different World Out There’: Investors Share Their Insights on the Changing Funding Landscape
by | Nov 14, 2022
At the recent Venture Dallas conference, a panel of leading investors talked market trends and shared insights to help those on both sides of the cap table. Here are key takeaways—from tips for fundraising founders to what startups need to offer to what makes Dallas an exciting place to invest. “As an entrepreneur, just hustle. Don't take ‘No’ for an answer. You're going to get a lot of ‘No’s,’ so just keep at it," said Pialy Aditya, chief strategy officer at Republic.
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Black Girl Magic Takes Top Prize at Pitch Competition

From experiences for people to products for bulldogs, six founders in The DEC’s “Your Level Up” cohort competed for the top three spots, which came with cash prizes—and a chance to make an impression on other founders and potential investors....

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Check Out the Emerging Tech Trends This Dell Technologies Leader Is Tracking
by | Aug 10, 2022
Rakesh Apte, Dell's director of product management and innovation strategy, lays out the emerging trends driving the future of innovation in the technology space that companies big and small should have their eyes on.
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#DSW22 Schedule: Your Definitive Guide to Dallas Startup Week’s 100+ Events

by | Aug 8, 2022
Dallas Startup Week—The DEC Network’s annual flagship event, sponsored by Capital One—had its kickoff party Sunday at The Star in Frisco. You'll find 100+ events and sessions running Monday through Thursday, August 8-11, both online and in person at SMU’s Cox School of Business. Here you'll find Dallas Innovates' handy, one-sheet guide to each day of DSW.
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From SaaS to Coding to Social Impact, See What Awaits You at Dallas Startup Week
by | Aug 2, 2022
Dallas Startup Week is only days away. In addition to three big summits, the DEC Network's flagship week-long event will offer sessions on 21 different "tracks." From social impact to startup funding to esports and emerging tech, here's a look at what the week holds in store.
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See What’s in Store at Dallas Startup Week’s Corporate Startup Innovation Summit
by | Jul 27, 2022
The DEC Network’s flagship event—Dallas Startup Week—will be held August 7 through August 11 both virtually and in person at SMU's Cox School of Business.

Bringing together the local ecosystem’s “breadth and diversity” of corporations and startups, the Corporate Startup Innovation summit will feature Jim Adler, founding managing director of Toyota Ventures, and Steven Levy, editor at large at Wired—plus a deep dive in the funding landscape, an accelerator pitch competition, and more.
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See What’s on Tap for Dallas Startup Week’s Disrupt Dallas Summit
by | Jul 20, 2022
The Disrupt Dallas summit will highlight "champions who are disrupting the entrepreneurial ecosystem and talent pipeline,” says The DEC Network. The summit on August 8—part of Dallas Startup Week's multi-day event—offers education and programming from local entrepreneurs of color on how to help support and grow a business. Dear Fathers, a media platform for Black fatherhood, was co-founded by Jesse Alex and Lamar Johnson Jr., who "turned their pain of not having real father experiences growing up" into a positive mission. [Image: Dear Fathers] Dear Fathers is a platform “dedicated to telling stories of black fathers from all angles while also empowering our community with tangible resources that inspire, heal, and strengthen the Black man.” Odell Beckham, Sr. Lamar Quinn Dessie Brown, Jr. LaDarius Campbell
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DI People: PGA of America, The DEC Network, Blackshaw Partners, Exela Technologies, And More Make Leadership Moves

by | Jun 17, 2022
In this week’s roundup of hires, promotions, and accolades in North Texas, you’ll also find news from Avodah, Skylark Equity Partners, Stream Realty Partners, Sesami Cash Management Technologies, and others.
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Center of Gravity: Capital Factory Kicks Off New Dallas Digs With Startup Crawl and Health Supernova Event
by | May 6, 2022
Earlier this week, the Austin-based accelerator and investor announced its plans to launch a Center for Health Innovation at Pegasus Park in Dallas.
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Impact Ventures Raising $20M Dallas Inclusive Capital Fund to Make the Region a Hub for Diverse Entrepreneurs

by | Apr 14, 2022
“Entrepreneurs of color are over-mentored and undercapitalized. While others are saying, ‘Here’s a program or mentorship,’ we’ve been one of the first groups to say, ‘Here’s that, plus capital, to get you there,’” says Benjamin Vann, founder and CEO at Impact Ventures.
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Dallas Regional Chamber Launches Investment Recruitment Tool for Southern Dallas County
by | Mar 28, 2022
The website is a "growth tool" that highlights the communities, real estate, employers, and talent pool in Southern Dallas County with the aim of spurring investment and economic development in the region.
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The Techstar team briefed the Fort Worth City Council on the new accelerator program Tuesday. [Courtesy photo]
Public-Private Partners Bring Global Investment Platform Techstars to Fort Worth, Name Managing Director
by | Feb 22, 2022
Trey Bowles, a longtime startup champion in DFW, will helm Fort Worth's Techstars physical therapy-focused accelerator.  "It's a big win for the region," Bowles says. "Customers and capital are the things that help startups grow." 

Techstars Physical Health Fort Worth is the first accelerator for Techstars in North Texas—and the "first true accelerator in Fort Worth," says HSC's Cameron Cushman, a key player in attracting the program.
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DEC Network to Host Inaugural, Virtual Women X Tech Conference Thursday
by | Feb 2, 2022
Women entrepreneurs—especially those in the tech world—have something to keep them warm at home Thursday during tomorrow's winter storm: The DEC Network’s inaugural, all-virtual Women X Tech event, from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., is designed to help women founders from all tech industries connect, learn, and grow their businesses.
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