The Dallas Entrepreneurship Center (The DEC)

The Dallas Entrepreneur Center (The DEC) is a 501c3 non-profit co-working space created to help entrepreneurs start, build, and grow companies through education, mentorship, and community.


Founded in 2013, The Dallas Entrepreneur Center (The DEC) is a 501c3 non-profit organization created to help entrepreneurs start, build, and grow companies and to ensure that Dallas is recognized as a leading city for entrepreneurship throughout the country. The DEC has built a business support structure focused on stimulating job growth and driving the Dallas economy. Born from a shared vision among small business and entrepreneurship advocates, The DEC believes investment in entrepreneurs is an investment in the community.

From creating jobs to triggering economic growth and generating local revenue, the value of startups can be seen in communities across the country. For the majority of entrepreneurial hopefuls, however, reaching a point of success is not without its challenges. The DEC helps remove those challenges by blending valuable online and offline resources and programs in a much-needed physical presence to deliver direct access to resources, education and guidance needed to make startup successful and economic growth in Dallas achievable and sustainable.

The DEC is a collaborative co-working membership environment brimming with experts and thought leaders for major corporations, investment groups, academic institutions and government entities. Through mentorship, in-person training and financial assistance programs, The DEC gives entrepreneurs access to leaders who have the resources to support their business goals and the personal knowledge and experiences to educate entrepreneurs on what it takes to launch, manage and grow a successful business.

The DEC continues to serve as a guiding force in driving opportunity and economic growth in the Dallas Forth Worth community. By supporting talent and innovation, The DEC is helping to create tomorrow’s business leaders, employers and community members.

Services Provided

Networking & Associations

  • Small Business/General

Site and Business Location

  • Coworking

Startup / Form a Business

  • Startup Classes


  • Mentoring Programs
  • Peer Training Programs

Startup Event / Community Building

  • Pitch-Type Events
  • Networking-Type Events

Coworking, Accelerators and Incubators

  • Coworking Spaces
Contact Information
Emmanuel Lopez
311 North Market St., Floor 2,
Dallas, TX 75202