The Dallas Entrepreneur Center

A nonprofit organization

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$16,000 Goal

Join us in helping North Texas entrepreneurs get the mentorship and guidance they need through The DEC Network's Mentor Program. This program is aimed at helping North Texas entrepreneurs accelerate their businesses and navigate common hurdles through the provision of mentorship and resources. The DEC Network provides a blend of in-person and online mentorship, educational programming and signature events including Dallas Startup Week, recognized one of the nation's largest startup events, WEDallas for women founders and Disrupt Dallas for entrepreneurs of color. In addition, The DEC Network also serves entrepreneurs through our innovation hub located in Oak Cliff, in Southern Dallas. The DEC Network facilitates an inclusive culture of entrepreneurship across DFW in an effort to support all entrepreneurs regardless of their location or stage of business.

Our Needs

The DEC Network is in need of philanthropic support to help North Texas entrepreneurs receive Mentorship to guide their business pursuits through shifting economic climates.

Every gift made to this year's North Texas Giving Day campaign will enable the organization to serve more entrepreneurs and provide them more resources, at no cost, including:

-Mentorship support and resources
-Education and technical assistance programs
-Community membership
-Advocacy efforts as entrepreneurs continue to navigate the evolving economic workforce.


The DEC Network drives innovation and economic impact by helping entrepreneurs start, build and grow their businesses.

Equity Statement

Through The DEC Network's mission, diverse board and staff, programs, innovation hubs in Addison and Southern Dallas, as well as the organization's leadership as the Dallas BUILD Collaborative's Ecosystem Builder, the organization has been committed to helping address diversity, racial equity and inclusion of all North Texas entrepreneurs since its founding. Through a broad range of programs and resources, The DEC Network is committed to addressing systemic inequities and removing barriers for underrepresented entrepreneurs.

Organization Data


Organization name

The Dallas Entrepreneur Center

Tax id (EIN)




Economic/Financial Security/Poverty, Employment & Workforce Development, Racial Equity

Operating Budget

$1,000,000 - $2,999,999

Counties Served


BIPOC Serving

Black or African American, Hispanic or Latinx

BIPOC Leadership

Board Chair

Equity Statement

Equity Statement


3662 W. Camp Wisdom Rd.
Dallas, TX 75237