Who: Trey Bowles, Co-founder and Executive Chairman of the Dallas Entrepreneur Center
What: A central location for entrepreneurs to learn how to start, build, and grow businesses
Where: Capital Factory + The DEC (3102 Oak Lawn Ave. Suite 109, Dallas, TX 75219)
When: June 19th from 5:30pm-7:30pm
What Else: Beats, Eats & Treats Provided
Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 400 cities and 115 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies.
Our monthly fireside chat provides ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead.
Co-founder of The DEC
Trey Bowles is a serial entrepreneur, social capitalist, and educator. Trey cofounded the Dallas Entrepreneur Center (DEC), a central location for entrepreneurs to learn how to start, build and grow businesses through training, education, mentorship, promotion, and capital investment.
Trey Bowles is Cofounder and Executive Chairman of the Dallas
Entrepreneur (DEC) Center where he recently stepped out of his role as
CEO. At The DEC Trey lead strategy, vision, and drove the overall planning
and development efforts for the DEC. Bowles cofounded and launched
the Dallas Innovation Alliance, a public partnership to develop a Smart
Cities initiative for the City of Dallas. Bowles is cofounder and
Chairman of the Mayor’s Star Council which is created with City of
Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings to engage culturally diverse and civically
minded group of young professions to make impact on the city. Trey
launched an entrepreneurship department at SMU in the Meadows
School of Arts where he still serves as an adjunct professor and most
recently Bowles helped relaunch the next stage of the Startup America
Partnership as the Startup Champions Network. SCN is national
network of professional ecosystem builders working together to support
entrepreneurs in their local regions. Most recently Bowles was
appointed to the National Advisory Council on Innovation and
Entrepreneurship (NACIE) as a special government employee by
Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker. Bowles, a serial entrepreneur,
having built numerous organizations in both the for-profit and non-
profit space, lives in Dallas, TX with his bride and three kids.
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