By Tara Vornkahl, Coordinator, Innovation
The beginning of 2014 started off strong for the Dallas Entrepreneur Center with the launch of a new Ambassador Program, a DEC startup company graduation, and several exciting additions to the DFW startup community.
The DEC is encouraging energetic and passionate community leaders to apply for their Ambassador Program. Ambassador volunteers get a chance to help support the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Dallas by assisting in the promotion and education of programs and offerings in the startup community. Click here to learn more about the Ambassador Program and to apply.
Congratulations are in order for a recent DEC graduation. HAUL expanded into its own 2,500 sq. ft. office space in Dallas’ Design District. The Haul Company is a global provider of targeted online video solutions for hauler communities and online advertisers.
There are plenty of great upcoming events on the calendar for the DEC:
1 Million Cups Dallas-Every Wednesday
Whiteboard Sessions at the DEC-Daily
VentureSpur Black Box Breakfast Series-Wednesday, February 26th
The DEC: EDU-Intro to Raising Startup Capital-Wednesday, February 26th
Startup Grind Dallas with Carl Sparks, President & CEO of Travelocity-Thursday, February 27th
One of the many great things about the DFW startup community is that there are always new resources and organizations popping up around the Metroplex to help startups be successful. Check out the latest launches:
• Tech Wildcatters’ Startup House – A communal living environment with curated programming including monthly salon dinner, social events, and access to the Dallas startup scene. Book your stay now!
• The Garage makes its debut – Located in Deep Ellum, The Garage is a new collaboration/co-working space where business pros and startups can find resources and support, do deals, and grow.
• Just launched: Accelerate NFC – This accelerator is focused entirely on helping startups built around using NFC technology for nonpayment applications. Their inaugural class kicked off in January.