Startup Grind: Steve Hall, Founder & President of driversselect

driversselect is a privately held retailer of “nearly new” vehicles with revenues of $170M. As founder and president of driversselect, Steve Hall has dedicated much of his professional career to “re-imagining” the retail car business through a culture of care. Hall believes driversselect is a platform that will serve as an exemplar for how businesses can scale through a higher purpose focused on bringing more care into the workplace.

ProjectEDU: An Educational Series for the North Texas Entrepreneur

ProjectEDU is a dynamic education series for the North Texas entrepreneur offered by The Dallas Entrepreneur Center (The DEC) and Addison TreeHouse. This unique combination of 9 interactive classes will provide the foundational knowledge for anyone looking to start, launch and grow their business. Sessions will be taught by local entrepreneurs in advanced stages of their startups, highly specialized professionals and other leaders in the region.

Startup Grind: Garrett Boone, Cofounder of The Container Store

Garrett Boone co-founded The Container Store after he realized people had a need to simplify their lives. The first store opened in Dallas on July 1, 1978, offering an exceptional, eclectic mix of products to keep homes organized. In 2006, Boone was inducted into the Retailing Hall of Fame. The Container Store is a FORTUNE magazine “100 Best Companies to Work For” 17 years in a row and ranked #1 the first year they applied. Join us for this transparent fireside chat to hear from retail legend Boone about his trials, wins, failures, lessons and the secrets to cultivating a happy culture of workers. Get your tickets today!

May Startup Grind: Gail Warrior

Gail Warrior is a health coach, entrepreneur, nationally recognized speaker, philanthropist and mother who launched Warrior Elements, an Athleisure Wear company for "fitness freaks". In 1997 she founded Warrior Group, which grew to be one of the largest woman/minority-owned general contractors in the U.S., and one of the country’s leading experts in permanent modular construction.

Harnessing the Economic Potential of Women Entrepreneurs #StartedByHer


You are invited to celebrate and discuss the evolving role of women's entrepreneurship in Dallas! #StartedByHer

StartUp Grind: Chad Houser, Cafe Momentum


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DEC North Texas Business Pitch Competition 2015


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.

2015 State of Entrepreneurship


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.

Whiteboard Sessions

During Whiteboard Sessions, 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. Click the Register button to see the list of available mentors and when they come in. Then click “Sign Up” to select a time slot with that Mentor.

1 Million Cups Dallas


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…