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.


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


$350 / Mo
$750 / Mo
Pod of Desks (4)
$1100 / Mo

Good for startups pre and post revenue looking to accelerate growth. It includes:

  • Everything in Dedicated Member plan
  • Dedicated programming designed to improve growth
  • Dedicated mentors
  • Dedicated desk and/or office space
  • Access to all DEC coordinated events

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

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Upcoming Events

featuredDEC North Texas Business Pitch Competition 2015

November 19th, 2015 TBD 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.

education training#WEDallas October

Every Thursday in October Hours Vary The DEC

#WEDallas is a new program of The Dallas Entrepreneur Center (The DEC) to support, encourage, connect and empower women entrepreneurs in North Texas to pursue entrepreneurial activities. For the month of October we’ve developed 5 weeks of programming involving speakers, education, training, showcasing, and providing the key resources necessary for women to start, build, and grow companies.

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 […]

featuredTour The DEC

Last Wednesday of every month 4:00pm - 5:00pm The DEC

The DEC opens its doors the last Wednesday of every month to engage and educate the community on the activities, programs, and membership opportunities available at our downtown location and our sister location, the Addison TreeHouse.

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