Entrepreneurs helping entrepreneurs.

The Dallas Entrepreneur Center (the DEC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit which serves entrepreneurs in the Dallas area, providing a location where they can receive training, education, mentorship, promotion and access to capital in order to encourage and equip the entrepreneurial community to start, build and grow their businesses. Facilitating a culture of entrepreneurship and ‘giving before you get’, the DEC connects new and old entrepreneurs with a vibrant, collaborative environment.

We have a membership that fits your needs.


$75 / Mo

Good for freelancers or startups looking to getting plugged in. It includes:

  • Access to DEC Coordinated Events
  • Access to Members Only opportunities
  • Two Co-Working or Two Conference Room bookings per month
  • Access to DEC Mentors
  • Access to online Member Platform
  • Limited Member Benefits (Including Free Notary Services and ZipCar discounts)


Drop in*
$20 / Day
$200 / Mo
*Drop-ins does not include 24/7 access

Good for one-man shops, freelancers and consultants. It includes:

  • Community desks
  • High Speed Internet Access
  • Printer, copier, scanner, services
  • Conference room scheduling services
  • Unlimited coffee, snacks and drinks
  • Receive mail


$300 / Mo
$750 / Mo
Pod of Desks (4)
$1100 / Mo

Good for young companies who need a space for collaboration and client meetings. It includes:

  • Everything in coworking plan
  • 24/7 access
  • Dedicated desk and/or office space
  • Access to online member platform
  • Access to all DEC coordinated events

Interested in any of the plans? Please schedule a tour.

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Upcoming Events

office-hoursOne-One Mentor Whiteboard Sessions

Ongoing Hours Vary The DEC

During Whiteboard Sessions at The DEC, entrepreneurs have a chance to talk with some of Dallas’ finest entrepreneurs, industry experts, and investment groups that have experience working with new, growing companies.

meetup1 Million Cups Dallas

Every Wednesday Morning 9:00 am - 10:00 am The DEC

1MC is a Kauffman Foundation educational program put on every Wednesday from 9-10am. Two presenters from startup companies in the Dallas area talk about their companies, problems, gaps and challenges. The audience is made up of entrepreneurs, advisors, researchers, people interested in entrepreneurship or getting ready to make the jump into their own companies. During…

past-events2015 State of Entrepreneurship

December 9th, 2015 6:00PM - 9:00PM The DEC

Here in Dallas, this spirit of collaboration, innovation and entrepreneurial support is very much alive, and at the State of Entrepreneurship Address, we’re excited to share and celebrate how it has grown in 2015.

On December 9th, leave your tie at home and join us at the Hilton Anatole to hear from several of the leading organizations and people in the community about what made this year significant.

past-eventsDEC North Texas Business Pitch Competition 2015

November 19th, 2015 5:30-7:30PM The DEC

The Dallas Entrepreneur Center (The DEC) and Comerica Bank are excited to announce a partnership for this year’s $50,000 business pitch contest. Any minority or female owned startup/small business are welcomed to apply. The contest opens July 15th and culminates in November with one final business winner.

past-eventsDigital Dallas Showcase: Beyond Content Management – Introducing GOVERNOR

November 18th, 2015 6:00-9:00PM The DEC

Join us Nov. 18 and meet the folks from Dallas startup The Old State who has worked with local brands like the Dallas Arboretum, NorthPark, and El Fenix. And on Nov. 18, they’ll be demonstrating their new content management system, governor.io.

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