Resource Partner List

1 Million Cups Dallas

Don’t mess with Texas startups, y’all. The Dallas community is ready to help educate local entrepreneurs on a grassroots level with coffee coming in hot! As a program of the Kauffman Foundation, 1 Million Cups works with entrepreneurs, empowering them with the tools and resources to break down barriers that stand in the way of starting and growing their businesses. Mr. Kauffman believed it was a fundamental right for anyone who had a big idea to be able to bring it to life—and we’re here to fulfill that mission.

Provided by 1 Million Cups

Accelerate DFW Foundation

Accelerate DFW Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit organization that was formed in 1999 to create and implement programs and services that would significantly impact economic growth in Fort Worth. Helping entrepreneurs and advocating for the importance of entrepreneurship in our community, nineteen years later, we’ve accomplished some amazing results. 80% of our incubator program graduates are still running very successful businesses today.

Provided by Accelerate DFW Foundation

Accion

Accion is the largest nationwide nonprofit lending network in the United States. We provide fair and flexible loans, connections to business experts, and access to resources and opportunities specifically tailored to each business owner’s unique needs and goals.

Provided by Accion

AIA Dallas

Today, AIA Dallas is the 6th largest AIA chapter, with a membership that exceeds 2,400, offering a myriad of services and programs to position our extraordinary members for continued success. Our mission is focused on bringing services, information, knowledge, technology, and leadership programs to our membership, while connecting our members to the clients and communities they serve. Our chapter works diligently to bring relevant and essential offerings and services that lift the souls of our members, while elevating and celebrating the profession of architecture. 

Provided by AIA

Armanino

Armanino knows you, your families and your organizations need support, now more than ever. They are providing resources to alleviate stress and overcome hurdles when it comes to cash controls and crisis management, government aid and access, HR and remote workforce enablement, internal/external communications and industry solutions here.

Provided by Armanino

Bank of America

At Bank of America, we have a clear purpose to help make financial lives better through the power of every connection. Every day, we provide unmatched convenience in the United States, serving approximately 66 million consumer and small business clients. Bank of America is a global leader in wealth management, corporate and investment banking and trading across a broad range of asset classes, serving corporations, governments, institutions and individuals around the world. The company serves clients through operations across the United States, its territories and more than 35 countries.

Provided by Bank of America

Bank of Texas

We believe our community is our livelihood. We believe in giving back every day. Good corporate citizenship has always been an essential part of Bank of Texas and its parent company, BOK Financial. It is one of our key company values: “Actively advance the communities we serve.” We are motivated to improve the quality of life in the communities where we do business because we believe the most successful companies are the ones that are the most active in providing their support. We continue to fulfill our commitment to responsible corporate citizenship through financial and in-kind contributions and volunteer time from our employees. We support programs that encourage the charitable generosity and volunteer spirit of our employees.

Provided by Bank of Texas

BBVA

BBVA appreciates that even in the best of times, running a small business can be a challenge. With the outbreak of COVID-19, our small business customers need extraordinary support, and we are doing everything we can to provide it in a timely manner. BBVA wants to work with you by offering assistance to get you through this period.

Provided by BBVA

BCL

BCL of Texas is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit economic development organization providing lending, homeownership, entrepreneurship, and community development programs to fulfill our mission of Building Strong Communities across Texas.

Provided by BCL of Texas

BluePrint Local

Blueprint Local is a new venture to help entrepreneurs build wealth and transform street corners, neighborhoods, and communities across the country. Blueprint Local aims to be the premier platform for people to invest meaningfully in their own community. We will be developing a series of place-based partnerships that help investors back entrepreneurs and real estate projects that are seeking to transform their neighborhoods and communities.

Provided by BluePrint Local

Better Together Fund

Better Together Fund launched in June 2017 as a pilot program to drive large-scale social change by supporting nonprofits that come together in a formal collaboration, for a common purpose, as a way to maximize impact. Since its launch in June 2017, BTF has awarded 51 grants worth over $2,000,000 to 39 unique collaborations, representing 157 organizations.

Provided by Better Together Fund

Capital Factory 

Capital Factory’s mission is to be the center of gravity for entrepreneurs in Texas, the number one startup state in the U.S. Last year more than 200,000 entrepreneurs, programmers and designers gathered day and night, in-person and online for meetups, classes and coworking. With boots on the ground in Austin, Dallas and Houston, we meet the best entrepreneurs in Texas and introduce them to their first investors, employees, mentors and customers. According to Pitchbook, Capital Factory has been the most active investor in Texas since 2013.

Provided by Capital Factory

Caspr Group

Everyone at CASPR Group is dedicated to improving the health and safety of every human being by reducing pathogens found in the environment that may lead to illness. The CASPR Group created a technology that recreates the same natural process that reduces outdoor pollution. Our technology’s safe, natural purifiers actively seek out and eliminate indoor air pollution and illness-causing pathogens on surfaces. For 16 years our technology has been used extensively throughout Europe, South America, and Asia for environmental disinfection in healthcare settings, food processing plants and other applications. Headquartered in Dallas, TX, we have brought a new and advanced generation of our technology to the United States.

Provided by CASPR Group

City of Dallas

Get the most up-to-date COVID-19 information for the City of Dallas here. If you would like to sign up for email or text updates for the City of Dallas, you can sign up here.

Provided by City of Dallas

City of Dallas – Office of Business Diversity

The Office of Business Diversity is committed to ensuring non-discriminatory practices and eliminating barriers while resourcing businesses to the next step in their business life cycle. The Business Diversity Program: provides conditions for growth and development through training, communication, and resource connections; develops strategic partnerships through intentional, coordinated, and mission-driven efforts aimed at strengthening the management and operations of S/M/WBE businesses to improve their performance and economic impact; and advocates for the importance of diversity and inclusion in the awarding of City contracts.

Provided by City of Dallas – Office of Business Diversity

City of Dallas Office of Economic Development

Dallas is competitive – The Dallas-Fort Worth area is a fast-growing economy in a local market of 7.1 million residents. Whether you run a small business or major corporation, Dallas is globally connected and centrally located, making it the ideal location for your business. Dallas has the talent, facilities and market access to help you succeed.

Provided by City of Dallas Office of Economic Development

CoFounder’s League

Cofounders Leagues connects local founders based on skill set, personality, and a dash of luck. Matchup meetings run by professionals for founders seeking partners and early employees.

Provided by CoFounder’s League

Collide Village

Collide Village is a start-up platform that transforms Ideas into Successful Companies. We build, educate and invest in people to create ventures that provide solutions to real business problems and create value for our investors.

Provided by Collide Village

Comerica

Comerica Incorporated is a financial services company headquartered in Dallas, Texas, strategically aligned into three major business segments: the Business Bank, the Retail Bank, and Wealth Management. Get the short-term funds your business demands with a Comerica Line of Credit. This convenient solution gives your company the financial flexibility it needs to make sure business keeps running smoothly. ​When your business has borrowing needs, you can feel secure turning to Comerica, a national leader in business lending. Comerica can help with a range of situations, from small business financing to withstanding a temporary cash shortfall.

Provided by Comerica

Common Desk

Common Desk’s mission is to enhance every workday by creating thoughtful moments, human connections, and a sense of belonging–for all.

Provided by Common Desk

Communities Foundation of Texas

Our community is a special place, with a long history of caring citizens, rapid growth and a robust economy. But as it continues to grow, so to do the needs of those facing imbalances in income, racial equity, and educational and economic opportunity. And data suggests these needs will only increase. But the future of our community can remain bright. At Communities Foundation of Texas, we work side by side with caring donors, committed nonprofits, philanthropy-focused businesses and civic leaders to help build communities that thrive for all.

Provided by Communities Foundation of Texas

Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce

Founded in 1926, the Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce serves as an advocate for the creation, growth, and general welfare of African American businesses in the Dallas community. The Chamber actively promotes the expansion of business opportunities of our membership through referrals, partnerships, seminars, technical assistance, and marketing.Founded in 1926, the Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce serves as an advocate for the creation, growth, and general welfare of African American businesses in the Dallas community. The Chamber actively promotes the expansion of business opportunities of our membership through referrals, partnerships, seminars, technical assistance, and marketing.

Provided by Dallas Black chamber of Commerce

Dallas Business Journal

Founded in 1977, the Dallas Business Journal is the premier source for local business news, research and events in Dallas-Fort Worth. From breaking news to live events, the Business Journal serves its readers by helping them grow their businesses, grow their careers and simplify their professional lives. In addition to our weekly print publication, we also offer the annual Book of Lists, free daily morning and afternoon news updates via email, along with networking and awards events such as Best Places to Work, 40 Under 40, Women in Business and more.

Provided by Dallas Business Journal

Dallas Federal Reserve

As one of twelve regional Reserve Banks in the Federal Reserve System, the Dallas Fed serves the Eleventh Federal Reserve District, which consists of Texas, northern Louisiana and southern New Mexico. The Dallas Fed’s Mission is to serve the public by providing regional, national and global perspectives that inform and influence monetary policy, by fostering financial stability and economic health, and by delivering quality services to financial institutions and the United States government.

Provided by The Dallas Federal Reserve

Dallas Innovates

Dallas Innovates is a collaboration of the Dallas Regional Chamber and D Magazine Partners. Launched in 2015, we have a collection mission at our core: To make Dallas the region everyone is talking about. The future is here, and innovation is our engine for growth.

Provided by Dallas Innovates

Dallas Metropolitan Small Business Development Center

The Dallas Metropolitan SBDC has access to a wide range of information for business success. Let us give you that extra advantage needed in today’s competitive business environment. The Dallas Metropolitan SBDC can provide businesses with information concerning contracting with government, international trade, intellectual property protection and technology transfer.

Provided by Dallas Metropolitan Small Business Development Center

Dallas Regional Chamber

The Dallas Regional Chamber serves as the voice of business and the champion of economic development and growth in the Dallas Region. We work with our member companies and regional partners to strengthen our business community by advocating for pro-growth public policies, improving our educational system, attracting talented workers from around the world, and enhancing the quality of life for all. Our goal is to make Dallas the best place in the United States to live, work, and do business.

Provided by Dallas Regional Chamber

Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) Dallas

The Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) is a global, peer-to-peer network of more than 14,000+ influential business owners with 196 chapters in 62 countries. Founded in 1987, EO is the catalyst that enables leading entrepreneurs to learn and grow, leading to greater success in business and beyond.

Provided by EO

Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce 

The Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce’s vision is to drive the Fort Worth region to be the most thriving, inviting community for all. Their mission is to bring the Fort Worth region together to identify issues, solve problems and help align resources, resulting in a stronger business climate and greater economic prosperity for all. The Chamber is the premier business association in Tarrant County and one of the largest in North Texas. We are a 501(c) 6 non-profit organization funded through membership dues, private investments, sponsorships, and event ticket and publication sales.

Provided by Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce

Frost Bank

No matter the size of your business, you get the personal attention you deserve at Frost. We’ll work closely with you to find the right mix of products, services and technology—everything from banking to investments to insurance. And if you ever have a question, we answer our phones 24/7, right here in Texas.

Provided by Frost Bank

Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

The GDHCC strives to promote, support and grow the Hispanic Business Community in North Texas and the continuous improvement of the common good and the quality of life in the community through effective advocacy; collaboration; access to resources and opportunities; the pursuit of new business; the cultural, social, and economic education of our citizens; and by providing accurate and timely assistance to the business community.

Provided by Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is a program for small businesses that links learning to action. Through the program, participants will gain practical skills in topics such as negotiation, marketing and employee management that can immediately be put into action.

Provided by Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses

Health Wildcatters

Health Wildcatters was founded in 2013 to address the need for a health innovation hub in the burgeoning Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex healthcare industry. Since its inception the Health Wildcatters portfolio has grown to 68 startups and has raised over $70 million solidifying Health Wildcatters as one of the top healthcare accelerators in the country.

Provided by Health Wildcatters

Impact Ventures

Impact Ventures is a startup accelerator with a mission to eliminate the social and economic barriers for underrepresented Women and Entrepreneurs of Color launching high-growth businesses and social enterprises.

Provided by Impact Ventures

Innovan Neighborhoods

Innovan Neighborhoods is a people-centered development and consulting firm. Our mission is to advance community-anchored real estate development through innovative, collaborative solutions. As a partner of Matthews Southwest, Innovan Neighborhoods leverages the 30-year track record of an international, full-service private real estate company alongside community development strategies to build and strengthen neighborhoods in concert with community stakeholders.

Provided by Innovan Neighborhoods

J.P. Morgan Chase

JPMorgan Chase has been a partner in the thriving Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) region for more than 100 years. With more than 200 branches and over 12,000 local employees, we’re one of the area’s largest employers. DFW is booming and we’re proud to play our part in that growth. But we also recognize that too many people are not sharing fully in this prosperity. For those left behind, JPMorgan Chase has committed $7 million to local workforce training, plus millions more for small businesses support and community revitalization. By partnering with government, business, non-profit groups and educational institutions, we can build a better DFW for everyone.

Provided by J.P. Morgan Chase

National Minority Supplier Development Council DFW

The mission of the Dallas/Fort Worth Minority Supplier Development Council is to facilitate business connections between our buying entity members (corporations and public-sector agencies) and certified minority-owned businesses in order to meet supply chain demands and further the economic development of our communities. Results matter and D/FW MSDC tracks results reported by our Buying Entity Members and certified MBEs.

Provided National Minortiy Supplier Development Council DFW

North Dallas Chamber of Commerce

The North Dallas Chamber of Commerce is more than business. We take our role as community leaders very seriously. The chamber building is TEMPORARILY CLOSED due to damage from the recent storm, but our events and services will continue. See ndcc.org.

Provided by North Dallas Chamber of Commerce

North Texas Entrepreneur Education and Training Center

The North Texas Entrepreneur Education and Training Center is a starting point for Entrepreneur lifestyle seekers to come, learn, and and be exposed to the realities of business ownership, without making a lofty investment into something that will develop into nothing. We are a Business Resource Center with a focus on Entrepreneur education and ecosystem building. Through our pipeline of partners, stakeholders, and staff, we provide a safety net for beginner Entrepreneurs to grow and fail shamelessly in an environment of inclusion, innovation and focused Entrepreneurial training. Although we are a For-Profit entity, many of our services are free.

Provided by North Texas Entrepreneur Education and Training Center

PeopleFund

PeopleFund creates economic opportunity and financial stability for underserved people by providing access to capital, education and resources to build healthy small businesses.

Provided PeopleFund

RevTech Ventures

RevTech Ventures helps retailers adapt in the age of Amazon by attracting, mentoring, and connecting experienced entrepreneurs with talent, customers, and investors. Each year, the accelerator program invests in retail tech startups by making small investments and providing hands-on mentorship and access to the RevTech network. This network includes a team of investors, mentors, and retailers.

Provided RevTech Ventures

Rising Tide Initiative

At Rising Tide Initiative, we believe that entrepreneurs pave the path to greater social and economic prosperity within our community. We seek to support start-up entrepreneurs in the early stages of their business ventures and to partner with them in their world-changing work.

Provided by Rising Tide Initiative

Russell Glen Company

At Russell Glen, we are relentless when it comes to creating enduring investments and remarkable places that enrich people’s lives. By bridging the real estate industry and the communities where we operate, we bring an authentic understanding of what communities need and marry it with our expertise in the industry. This, coupled with our straightforward style and innovative approach, allows us to see value where others cannot. We have the capability to execute projects of all sizes and complexity across multiple property types.

Provided by Russell Glen Company

Salesmanship Club of Dallas

For 100 years, Salesmanship Club of Dallas has been committed to one thing: transforming children’s lives. Since 1920, club members have dedicated their efforts to support Momentous Institute, which builds and repairs social emotional health for children and families through education, therapeutic programs, research and training. Uniquely, the Salesmanship Club owns and operates both Momentous Institute and its chief fundraiser, the AT&T Byron Nelson, a PGA TOUR tournament.

Provided Salesmanship Club of Dallas

SBA Dallas

Created in 1953, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) continues to help small business owners and entrepreneurs pursue the American dream. The SBA is the only cabinet-level federal agency fully dedicated to small business and provides counseling, capital, and contracting expertise as the nation’s only go-to resource and voice for small businesses. The SBA DFW District Office works with an extensive network of business advisers and lenders to help our more than 860,000 small businesses at every stage of development.

Provided by SBA Dallas

Southern Methodist University

A nationally ranked private university located near the heart of Dallas, SMU is a distinguished center for global research with a liberal arts tradition.

Provided by Southern Methodist University

Sparkyard

Sparkyard, a free one-stop, collaborative platform to help new and existing Fort Worth companies accelerate their growth, will formally launch Nov. 14. It is funded by UNT Health Science Center, the City of Fort Worth Office of Economic Development and TCU Neeley School of Business.

Provided by Sparkyard

Strategic Alliances at State Fair of Texas

As a constant celebration of all things Texas, the State Fair of Texas works to support its local and statewide community year-round. Through our annual 24-day exposition – our largest fundraiser of the year – as well as ongoing initiatives and programs like the Fair’s scholarship program and Big Tex Urban Farms, we are able to continue serving Texans while building on our mission of promoting agriculture, education, and community involvement.

Provided by Strategic Alliances at State Fair of Texas

Stoke

Work better at Stoke, a coworking space where ambition, technology, and a shared desire to positively impact our community come together. Stoke provides workspace for startups, entrepreneurs, remote workers, freelancers, small businesses, and tech-enabled companies in the heart of Denton, TX.

Provided by Stoke

Tech Culture McKinney

Tech Culture McKinney is a modern, tech-centric workspace in McKinney TX, dedicated to supporting and cultivating the entrepreneurial spirit in North Texas by meeting the needs of new and growing businesses with what they need, when they need it.

Provided by Tech Culture McKinney

Tech Fort Worth

TechFW is a non-profit organization that has been helping entrepreneurs launch and grow emerging technology companies since 1998. We identify entrepreneurs and startup companies with technologies that have a high potential for success in the marketplace and mentor, coach, and relentlessly push them toward success. Where and when appropriate we match the resources of the community with the passion of entrepreneurs to extend the support system necessary to nurture the startup and growth of the companies.

Provided by Tech Fort Worth 

Texas Capital Bank

At Texas Capital Bank, respected business leaders have discovered a personal approach to banking. They tell us that they appreciate that we enter listening; that we first come to understand their objectives and plan, and only then craft a strategic road map to help achieve their goals. It’s independent bankers aligned with independent businesses, to take the competition by storm. It’s turning lasting business success into lasting personal success. It’s wealth with vision for generations to come. And it’s more than growth. It’s communities revived. Charities funded and good deeds rewarded. This is Texas Capitalism®. And it’s an idea as big as the state it was born in. We are honored to bring Texas Capitalism® to some of the country’s most successful dreamers, thinkers, planners and doers. What can we do for the business that you built?

Provided by Texas Capital Bank

Texas Christian University

TCU’s mission is to build a campus community committed to growth in diversity and inclusion, central to the University’s mission to educate individuals to think and act as ethical leaders and responsible citizens in the global community.

Provided by Texas Christian University

Texas Economic Development Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources

The priority of the Texas Economic priority is the health and safety of Texas residents, local businesses and communities throughout the state. Find Small Business news and resources regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Texas here.

Provided by Texas economic Development

Texas Mezzanine Fund

The Texas Mezzanine Fund Inc. is a for-profit community development corporation certified by the U.S. Department of the Treasury as a Community Development Financial Institution and Community Development Entity. TMF was capitalized by a consortium of financial institutions and began lending in May 1999. Currently, there are 15 shareholders, including: Bank of Texas, BBVA Compass, Comerica Bank, Inwood National Bank, JPMorgan Chase Bank National Association, LegacyTexas Bank, LiftFund, Northern Trust Corporation, Pioneer Bank SSB, Regions Financial Corporation, The First National Bank of Granbury, United States Trust Company N.A., Wells Fargo Affordable Housing CDC, Wells Fargo Community Development Corporation, and Woodforest National Bank.

Provided by Texas Mezzanine Fund

Texas Real Estate Council Community Fund

The Real Estate Council Community Fund is a 501 (c)(3) organization and a certified Community Development Financial Institution by the U.S. Department of the Treasury. A part of TREC’s Community Investment department, TREC Community Fund offers access to capital and technical assistance to nonprofit and for-profit organizations in Dallas and Collin County for commercial real estate projects benefiting low and moderate-income families and their communities. With flexible loans and development services, TREC Community Fund provides individuals and organizations with the tools they need to build the communities they envision.

Provided by Texas Real Estate Council Community Fund

The DEC Network

The Dallas Entrepreneur Center (The DEC Network) is a 501c3 non-profit organization driving innovation and economic impact by helping entrepreneurs start, build and grow their businesses. Through a number of innovation hubs across DFW, The DEC Network provides entrepreneurs with education, mentorship, community, and advocacy.

Provided by The DEC Network

The DEC@Redbird

The DEC@Redbird is an extension of the Dallas Entrepreneur Center (The DEC Network), a 501c3 that drives innovation and economic impact by helping entrepreneurs start, build and grow companies. We do this by providing co-working, education, mentorship, and advocacy.

Provided by The DEC@Redbird

The Slate

Coworking, studio, and event space in the Dallas Design District. Rent workspace by the hour, day, or month.

Provided by The Slate

The University of Texas Dallas

The University of Texas at Dallas is a rising research powerhouse with eight schools and more than 140 academic degrees including top-ranked programs in business, engineering, science, audiology and arts and technology. The campus community is enriched by a commitment to the arts, service learning opportunities and an athletics program with new esports teams. UTD students, faculty, staff and alumni continue to rise to new challenges, proving that Comets shine bright.

Provided by The University of Texas Dallas

Thomson Reuters COVID-19 Resource Center

As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread globally, Thomson Reuters’ main objectives are to support customers and their businesses. These free resources, created by Thomson Reuters’ legal and tax experts, can assist you as you prepare and respond to issues.

Provided by Thomson Reuters

University of North Texas

UNT is one of the nation’s largest universities, offering 106 bachelor’s, 88 master’s and 36 doctoral degree programs. By providing access, welcoming diversity and strengthening collaborations with many educational, business and community partners, as well as building new partnerships across the globe, UNT’s faculty and staff work each day to prepare students for the challenges they will meet in our changing world.

Provided by University of North Texas

University of North Texas at Dallas

UNT Dallas empowers students, transforms lives, strengthens communities. Through education and community connectedness, UNT Dallas aspires to be the pathway to socioeconomic mobility in its primary market.

Provided by university of North Texas at Dallas

United Way Metropolitan Dallas

Education, income and health form the foundation on which opportunity is built. When we strengthen these building blocks, we give everyone in our community the chance to be happy, healthy and reach for their dreams. Together, we’ve put opportunity in the hands of one million North Texans this year. More of our students are graduating prepared for success at college or on the job, more local families are financially stable and more neighbors are living healthy lives.

Provided by United Way Metropolitan Dallas

Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo serves approximately 3 million small business owners across the United States and loans more money to America’s small businesses than any other bank. By delivering a wide range of products, resources, and guidance, we help small businesses take steps towards achieving their goals.

Provided by Wells Fargo

WeWork Labs

WeWork Labs is The We Company’s global platform for early-stage startups and forward-thinking enterprise companies. We empower inventive humans and organizations to impact the present and influence the future.

Provided by WeWork Labs

WiNGS Dallas

We help aspiring and current business owners prepare, plan, launch, and grow their businesses. Our comprehensive business development training and services provide support for every stage of the business lifecycle.

Provided by WiNGS Dallas

Women’s Business Council – Southwest

The mission of the Women’s Business Council is to facilitate mutually beneficial procurement opportunities among Women’s Business Enterprises (WBE) and Sustaining (Corporate) Members.

Provided by Women’s Business Council – Southwest

Switch Creative

If your business or industry is experiencing short, or possible long-term, change, and you are thinking of ideas or opportunities to deploy in this dynamic business climate, reach out to Switch.  Switch is a branding and interactive agency and we are eager to help position business ideas for this new frontier.  Let’s discuss a nimble, resourceful and cost-efficient brand build and go-to-market strategy.  If interested, reach out for a complimentary consultation.

Provided by Switch Creative