Dallas-Fort Worth Entrepreneur Ecosystem

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Dallas-Fort Worth Entrepreneur Ecosystem by Mind Map: Dallas-Fort Worth Entrepreneur Ecosystem

1. Events

1.1. Calendars

1.1.1. LaunchDFW

1.1.2. CareerDFW

1.1.3. North Texas SBDC Training Calendar by centers

1.2. Competitions

1.2.1. Fort Worth Business Plan Competition (FWBAC)

1.2.2. Values and Ventures Business Plan Competition (TCU)

1.2.3. North Texas Business Pitch Competition

1.3. Government Procurement Conference

1.4. DFWLean Meetup

1.5. InnoTech Dallas

1.6. TeXchange Startup Outsourcing

1.7. TECH FW Impact Awards

1.8. Jane & Pat Bolin Innovation Forum (TCU)

1.9. Small Business of the Year Award (TCU, FW Chamber of Commerce)

1.10. Technology Pitch Day Program

1.11. RampUp

1.12. North Texas RCIC Investor Pitch Day

1.13. Dallas Startup Weekend

1.14. Tech Success

1.15. Startup Grind Dallas

1.16. Dallas New Tech

1.17. House of Genius Dallas

1.18. Dallas Startup Week

1.19. UP Fort Worth

1.20. 1 Million Cups

1.20.1. Fort Worth

1.20.2. Dallas

1.21. Open Coffee Clubs

2. Social / Professional Orgs

2.1. Networking

2.1.1. Blue: The Business Network

2.1.2. TiE Dallas

2.1.3. Letip of Dallas

2.1.4. Vision Fort Worth

2.2. Women

2.2.1. Fort Worth for Women

2.2.2. C3 for Women

2.2.3. Plaid for Women

2.2.4. National Association of Women in Construction

2.2.5. American Society of Women Accountants

2.2.6. Women's Business Council-Southwest

2.3. Chambers of Commerce (COC)

2.3.1. Texas Green COC

2.3.2. Women's COC of Texas

2.3.3. American Indian COC of Texas

2.3.4. Tarrant County Fort Worth COC Arlington African American COC Arlington Hispanic COC Burleson Area COC Cleburne COC Colleyville COC Benbrook COC Arlington COC Fort Worth Metropolitan Black COC Fort Worth Hispanic COC Alvarado COC Grapevine COC Greater Arlington COC Greater Keller COC

2.3.5. Dallas County Dallas Northeast COC Dallas Regional Chamber Coppell COC Dallas Black COC Duncanville COC Farmers Branch COC Grand Prairie COC Greater Dallas Asian American COC Greater Dallas Hispanic COC Dallas Junior Chamber of Commerce

2.4. Associations/Clubs

2.4.1. Entrepreneurs’ Organization Fort Worth

2.4.2. The Alternative Board - Fort Worth

2.4.3. Metroplex Technology Business Council

2.4.4. The CEO Institute

2.4.5. National Venture Capital Association

2.4.6. Business Network International

2.4.7. Tarrant County Medical Society

2.4.8. Texas Society of CPAs

2.4.9. Fort Worth Human Resource Management Association

2.4.10. American Institute of Architects Fort Worth

2.4.11. Tarrant Country Master Gardener Association

2.4.12. North Texas Roofing Contractors Association

2.4.13. Tarrant Country Restaurant Association

2.4.14. American Society of Mechanical Engineers

2.4.15. National Cutting Horse Association

2.4.16. Fort Worth Lumbermen's Association

2.4.17. National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors

2.4.18. Marketing Social Media Club of Fort Worth American Advertising Federation of Fort Worth Dallas Fort Worth Search Engine Marketing Association

2.4.19. Law Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association Tarrant County Bar Association

2.4.20. Real Estate The Greater Fort Worth Real Estate Council Greater Fort Worth Association of REALTORS

2.4.21. Association of Fundrasing Professionals

2.4.22. BOMA Fort Worth

2.4.23. Greater Fort Worth Chapter of PRSA

2.4.24. IEC Fort Worth/Tarrant County Chapter

2.4.25. Independent Insurance Agents of Tarrant County

2.4.26. Financial Executives International

2.4.27. CREW Fort Worth

2.4.28. Construction Specifications Institute

2.4.29. National Independent Automobile Dealers Association

2.4.30. International Association of Administrative Professionals

2.4.31. IABC Fort Worth

2.4.32. Fort Worth Art Dealers Association

2.4.33. Texas Grain & Feed Association

2.4.34. Live Theatre League of Tarrant County

2.4.35. American Society of Civil Engineers

2.4.36. American Subcontractors Association

2.4.37. Better Business Bureau of Fort Worth and Tarrant County Inc.

2.4.38. Fort Worth Association of Professional Landmen

2.4.39. Manufacturers Associations of North Texas

2.4.40. National One Coat Stucco Association

2.4.41. Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology

2.4.42. Tarrant County Pharmacy Association

2.4.43. Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association

2.4.44. Texas Burglar & Fire Alarm Association

2.4.45. Texas Society of Professional Engineers

2.4.46. Texas Wine and Grape Growers Association

2.4.47. TEXO

3. Universities

3.1. TCU

3.1.1. Neeley School of Business Tandy Center for Executive Leadership Neeley Professional Development Center Luther King Capital Mangement Center for Financial Studies Supply & Value Chain Center Neely Entrepreneurship Center TCU Texas Youth Entrepreneur of the Year Award

3.1.2. TCU CEO (Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization)

3.1.3. GEO (Graduate Entrepreneurship Organization)

3.1.4. Idea Factory

3.2. UTA

3.2.1. Centers for Research Automation & Robotics Advanced Congrols & Sensors Group Texas Microfactory Architecture Center for Metropolitan Density David Dillon Center for Texas Architecture Business Center for Research on Organizational and Managerial Excellence (CROME) Civil & Environmental Engineering Center for Structural Engineering Research Center for Underground Infrastructure Research and Education Construction Research Center Disaster Mitigation Group Geotechnical Engineering Transportation Studies, Center for Computer Science & Engineering Center for Research in Wireless Mobility and Networking Information Technology Laboratory Pervasive and Invisible Computing Lab Institute for Research in Security Texas Manufacturing Assistance Center National Innovation Marketplace Innovation to Commercialization Process Improvmeent

3.2.2. Startup Lounge

3.3. UTD

3.3.1. Office of Technology Commercialization University of Texas at Dallas

3.3.2. Blackstone LaunchPad

3.4. TCC

3.4.1. Tarrant SBDC

3.5. UNT Health Science Center

3.5.1. Technology Transfer & Commercialization Office For Industry Genomics Facility Lab Animal Facilities Center for Commercialization of Florescence Technologies Flow Cytometry & Laser Capture Microdissection Core Facility UNTHSC Instrumentation Advanced Mass Spectrometry & Preteomics Laboratory Pre-Clinical Contract Services for Antibacterial Agents RES Microscopy Facility

3.5.2. Center for Research Management

3.6. Texas Wesleyan University

3.6.1. School of Business Administration

3.7. SMU

3.7.1. Cox School of Business Dallas 100

3.8. UNT

3.8.1. Innovation Greenhouse

3.8.2. The Factory (makerspace)

3.9. Baylor

3.9.1. Accelerated Ventures

3.10. Texas A&M University School of Law

3.10.1. Center for Law and Intellectual Property (CLIP) Entrepreneurship Law Clinic Intellectual Property and Technology Law Clinic

3.11. Tarleton State University

3.11.1. College of Business Administration

4. Startup Assistance

4.1. Counseling/Training/Workshops

4.1.1. SCORE SCORE Fort Worth Dallas SCORE

4.1.2. Fort Worth Business Assistance Center

4.1.3. Knowledge for Success

4.1.4. The Alternative Board-Fort Worth

4.1.5. The Boardroom

4.1.6. Small Business Assistance Centers Tarrant SBDC Collin SBDC Dallas SBDC Center for Government Contracting Best Southwest SBDC

4.2. Technology

4.2.1. Life Sciences Fort Worth Life Science Coalition Health Industry Council of North Texas BioNorthTX

4.2.2. Tech Titans

4.2.3. North Texas Regional Center for Innovation & Commercialization

4.2.4. The Center for Innovation TechComM TMAC SBDC for Enterprise Excellence Cross Timbers Procurement Center

4.2.5. Launch DFW

4.2.6. InnovateDFW

4.2.7. Startup DFW

4.2.8. TeXchange

4.2.9. Technology Transfer Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) UNTHSC Technology Transfer & Commercialization BioCenter at Southwestern Medical District Office of Technology Commercialization University of Texas at Dallas Office of Technology Development Texas A&M Health Science Center Baylor College of Dentistry Office of Technology Management University of Texas at Arlington Office of Technology Transfer University of North Texas Discovery Park Research Administration and Technology Management Southern Methodist University

4.2.10. Code Camps Tech Talent South Dev Mountain EpicU Big D Code The Iron Yard

4.3. Contracting

4.3.1. Cross Timbers Procurement Center Proposal Review Education Seminars (doing Business with Primes) Access to GSA Schedule / Procurment Databses Veterans / Service Disabled Veterans Services

4.3.2. SBDC - Center for Government Contracting

4.3.3. US Army Corps of Engineers - Fort Worth District - Office of Small Business Programs

4.4. Sustainability

4.4.1. Earth NT

4.5. Manufacturing

4.5.1. TMAC

4.6. Copyrights, Patents, and Trademarks

4.6.1. U.S. Copyright Office

4.6.2. U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

4.7. Mentoring

4.7.1. Bootstrap Dallas

4.7.2. CEO Netweavers

4.7.3. Vision Fort Worth

4.8. Small Business Administration

4.8.1. Office of Women's Business Ownership

4.8.2. Franchise Consultant

4.9. Coworking space

4.9.1. Connective Hub

4.9.2. CoHabitat

4.9.3. SpryRocket

4.9.4. Dallas Makerspace

4.9.5. Weld

4.9.6. Corporate Office Centers

4.9.7. Dallas Fort Work

4.9.8. coLAB Workspace

4.9.9. Atrium Executive Business Centers

4.9.10. The Common Desk

4.9.11. Oak Cliff Hive

4.9.12. Backlot Co-Creative Space

4.9.13. TechMill

4.9.14. The Grove, Dallas

4.9.15. The Foundry

4.9.16. Dallas Cowork

4.9.17. Addison Treehouse

4.9.18. The Garage

4.9.19. nōd

4.9.20. HeadSpace

4.9.21. The WERX

4.9.22. Codesk

4.9.23. The DEC

4.9.24. IDEA Works FW

4.9.25. Kowork

4.9.26. LIFT Office

4.9.27. Stoke

4.9.28. Creating in Cahoots

4.9.29. Ensemble Coworking

4.9.30. Impact House

4.9.31. Industrious

4.9.32. Serendipity Labs Dallas Hall Arts

4.10. Incubators

4.10.1. TechFW

4.10.2. Pipeline at BioCenter - UT Southwestern Medical Center

4.10.3. Research Row BioLabs

4.10.4. UNT Discovery Park Incubator

4.10.5. Center for Information and Technology Management at UTD

4.10.6. Bill J. Priest Institute El Centro College

4.10.7. Biotech Manufacturing Center of Texas

4.10.8. Nano Materials Design & Commercialization Center

4.10.9. Catalyst - SoftLayer Startup Incubator

4.10.10. The DEC

4.10.11. The Collide Center

4.10.12. LAUNCH Innovative Business Accelerator

4.10.13. Honor Courage Commitment

4.10.14. IDEA Works FW

4.10.15. DFW Excellerator

4.10.16. iCode, Inc.

4.10.17. Empire Development Group

4.10.18. Genius Den

4.11. Accelerators

4.11.1. Tech Wildcatters

4.11.2. Health Wildcatters

4.11.3. Biz Owners Ed

4.11.4. North Texas Enterprise Center

4.11.5. Accelerator, from Entrepreneurs' Organization (Dallas Chapter)

4.11.6. RevTech Accelerator

4.11.7. Accelerate NFC

4.11.8. Collide Village

4.11.9. SATUS

4.12. Social Entrepreneurship

4.12.1. Entrepreneurs for North Texas

4.12.2. Dallas Social Venture Partners

4.12.3. KERNEL - United Way of Tarrant County

4.12.4. The GroundFloor

4.12.5. The Unreasonable Institute North Texas

4.13. Certifications

4.13.1. Women's Business Council

4.13.2. North Central Texas Regional Certification Program

4.13.3. Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts Statewide HUB Program

4.13.4. 8(a) Business Development Program (US Small Business Administration) Monthly Orientation Meetings Dallas Fort Worth Dallas/Fort Worth District Office

4.13.5. HUBZone Empowerment Contracting Program (US SBA)

4.13.6. Texas Unified Certificaion Program - Disadvantaged Business Enterprise

4.13.7. D/FW Minority Business Development Council

4.13.8. M/WBE City of Fort Worth

4.14. Import/Export

4.14.1. North Texas U.S. Export Assistance Center

4.15. Commercial Kitchens

4.15.1. Locavore

4.15.2. Z's Cafe

4.15.3. Elixir Kitchen Space

4.15.4. Hour Kitchen

4.16. Nonprofits

4.16.1. CNM Connect

4.17. Makerspaces

4.17.1. Dallas Makerspace

4.17.2. The Maker Spot

5. Funding

5.1. Texas Mezzanine Fund

5.2. SBA Loans [504 Loans]

5.2.1. Alliance Lending Corporation

5.2.2. Capital Certified Development Co.

5.2.3. Certified Development Corp. of the Southwest

5.2.4. Dallas Business Finance Corporation

5.2.5. North Texas Certified Development Corp.

5.2.6. Texas Certified Development Company

5.3. Angel Investing

5.3.1. North Texas Angel Network

5.3.2. Baylor Angel Network

5.3.3. Dallas Angel Network

5.3.4. Lone Star Angels

5.3.5. Cowtown Angels

5.3.6. Golden Seeds

5.3.7. GrowCo Capital

5.4. Venture Capital

5.4.1. Silver Creek Ventures

5.4.2. Trailblazer Capital

5.4.3. Dallas Venture Partners

5.4.4. Covera Ventures

5.4.5. CenterPoint Ventures

5.4.6. Hunt Bioventures

5.4.7. InterWest Partners

5.4.8. Sevin Rosen Funds

5.4.9. Bios Partners

5.4.10. Buena Venture Associates LP

5.4.11. Bios Partners

5.4.12. Eastern Partners

5.4.13. Texas Women Ventures

5.4.14. Naya Ventures

5.4.15. Hangar Ventures

5.4.16. TXV Partners

5.4.17. Greenpark and Golf Ventures

5.5. Microloan

5.5.1. BCL of Texas

5.5.2. PeopleFund

5.5.3. LiftFund

5.6. Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) program

5.6.1. Capital Southwest Venture Corp.

5.6.2. BA Capital Company, L.P.

5.6.3. C3 Capital Partners II, L.P.

5.6.4. Independent Bankers Capital Fund, L.P.

5.6.5. PMC Investment Corporation

5.6.6. SunTx Capital Partners

5.7. Private Equity

5.7.1. Renovo Capital LLC

5.7.2. Teakwood Capital

5.7.3. Evolve Capital

5.7.4. Hicks Holdings LLC

5.7.5. Highland Capital Management LP

5.7.6. Q Investments LP

5.7.7. Brazos Private Equity Partners LLC

5.7.8. Insight Equity LLC

5.7.9. New Capital Partners

5.7.10. HM Capital Partners

5.7.11. EnCap Investments LP

5.7.12. Parallel Investment Partners

5.7.13. Baymark Partners

5.7.14. Ancor Capital Partners

5.7.15. Phoenix Strategy Investments

5.7.16. TPG Capital

5.7.17. Satori Capital

5.8. Technology

5.8.1. Small Business Innovative Research Grants (SBIR)

5.8.2. ORIX Texas Technology & Infrastructure Fund

5.9. Community Development Financial Institutions

5.9.1. William Mann Jr. Community Development Corporation Small Business Loan Working Capital Loan

5.9.2. Innercity Community Development Corporation

6. Government

6.1. Procurement/Purchasing

6.1.1. Bid Opportunities City of Dallas City of Arlington City of Irving Dallas County Tarrant County State of Texas

6.1.2. City of Fort Worth Purchasing Division

6.1.3. City of Dallas Business Development & Procurement Services

6.1.4. City of Irving Purchasing Division

6.1.5. City of Arlington Purchasing Division

6.1.6. City of Plano

6.1.7. Public Business Diversity Alliance of North Texas (PBDANT)

6.2. HUD - Fort Worth Regional Office

6.3. North Central Texas Council of Governments

6.4. GSA - Greater Southwest Region

6.5. Texas Workforce Commission

6.5.1. Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County

6.5.2. Workforce Solutions Greater Dallas

6.5.3. Workforce Solutions North Texas

6.6. BusinessUSA

7. News

7.1. Launch DFW

7.2. Dallas Innovates

7.3. Dallas Business Journal

7.4. Fort Worth Business Press

7.5. Dallas Morning News