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14 North Texas Businesses Land Founders First CDC Grant Funding to Grow Their Workforces

by | Sep 8, 2022
The nonprofit Founders First CDC has announced the Texas-based recipients of its latest round of Job Creators Quest Grants. Nearly half of the 30 businesses are based in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Meet the locals here.
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DI People: City of Frisco, SMU, UNT, CBRE, Aero Design Labs, Invited, T.D. Jakes Foundation, and More Leadership Moves
by | Jun 3, 2022
In this week’s roundup of hires, promotions, and accolades in North Texas, you’ll also find news from The DEC, American Airlines, Perimeter Medical, BRIX, NEC Corp. of America, Valor, Vizient, Apty, DHA Housing Solutions for North Texas, Southwest Airlines, Nanoscope Therapeutics, TimelyMD, and Thryv Holdings.
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Bank of America Invests $200K to Continue Dallas’ B.U.I.L.D. Collaborative Small Business Grant Program
by | Nov 30, 2021
Broadening Urban Investment to Leverage Dallas (B.U.I.L.D.)—launched last year by the City of Dallas, [email protected], and more than 200 Dallas County business service organizations—will continue its grant program that serves as a catalyst to Southern Dallas’ small business owners of color and women business owners.
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Mayor Johnson Partners With The DEC on a New Startup Package for Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs
by | Aug 4, 2021
Local entrepreneurs and small business owners can apply now to receive discounted and free services—from Amazon, IBM, Google, Dell, Microsoft, and more—to go toward cloud services, software, tech consulting, training and education, inbound marketing, networking, events, and accelerators.
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The DEC Is Relaunching the North Texas Angel Network

by | Jul 1, 2021
A new strategic and operational partnership will accelerate startup growth and increase investor funding, the organizations 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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Founded by PEAK6, This Action-Oriented Fintech Coalition to Fight Systemic Racism Is Led in Dallas
by | Feb 11, 2021
Fintech in Action will advance the hiring and promoting of more Black employees in finance and financial technology. Founded by Dallas-based Apex Clearing and its parent company, PEAK6, the coalition will be helmed by local Executive Director Michelle Williams, who previously led The DEC Network's efforts in Southern Dallas.
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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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Business $ense Bootcamps: Comerica and The DEC at Redbird Partner on Virtual Series For Small Businesses

by | Jul 14, 2020
To support the Dallas-Fort Worth community during "this critical time," Comerica is working with The DEC Network at Redbird to offer free financial workshops for entrepreneurs and small businesses.
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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.
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Managing Madness with a Mentor: Meet Motorola Solutions’ Narasimha Raju Nagubhai
by | May 7, 2020
The DEC Network, a nonprofit supporting the entrepreneur ecosystem in North Texas, is helping small business owners get real with actionable advice from business leaders in a new column, 1:1 with Dallas Entrepreneur Center CEO Bill Chinn.
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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.
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The DEC Teams Up With Common Desk Through Events and Office Space

by | Feb 10, 2020
Through the partnership, The Dallas Entrepreneur Center will get around $30K in office and coworking space in Common Desk locations across North Texas.
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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.
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The DEC, North Texas Angel Network Announce Partnership at Dallas Startup Week
by | Apr 5, 2019
The organizations say the partnership is aimed at boosting innovation, deal flow, and company launches in North Texas.
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