The Dallas Entrepreneur Center, a new collaboration from small business and entrepreneurship advocates Trey Bowles, Jennifer Conley and Jeremy Vickers, recently opened at 1333 N. Stemmons Freeway in the Design District. In addition to providing a co-working space for current and/or hopeful entrepreneurs, the Center also provides mentoring, financial support and training for small businesses.
The DEC sites incubation, acceleration and public relations as resources for its accepted members, connecting them with mentors, a partner network and training to get started, as well as “real capital” to quickly change their ideas into realities. The center is initially partnering with VentureSpur, a seed capital fund, to accelerate its members, with classes starting this July. Their public relations team will provide discounted services to startups to help brand and spread the word about their new businesses.
Memberships levels range from Co-working (as low as $20/day for a drop-in visit) to Incubator, which includes a dedicated desk or pod of desks, mentoring and access to all DEC training programs and events. Plus, the center is in the same complex as Community Beer Company, so there’s that.