The DEC Expands to Denton

Stoke is set to open its doors to entrepreneurs Aug. 1

Stoke Denton

The Dallas Entrepreneur Center will expand north to Denton when Stoke opens up on Aug. 1.

The 9,216-square-foot facility is located in The Railyard just a few blocks from the downtown square in Denton. The coworking space is a partnership with the DEC, City of Denton Economic Development Division and CoDenton.

“This is a logical extension of the programming that we’ve developed to help entrepreneurs.”
Trey Bowles

Trey Bowles, co-founder and CEO of The DEC, said they wanted to tap into the startup community that’s growing at The University of North Texas and Texas Woman’s University.

Like other DEC spaces, Stoke will have space for rent for coworking as well as dedicated space for members. There will also be space for events, mentoring and other offices.

“This is a logical extension of the programming that we’ve developed to help entrepreneurs,” Bowles said. “The people of Denton have already built a great community for startups and entrepreneurs, and we believe that Stoke will be another great resource and powerful location to help entrepreneurs in this region be successful.”

Aimee Bissett, director of development services for the city of Denton, said this project has been in the works for years.

Monthly memberships start at $150 for a coworking plan that includes access to community desks and other amenities. For $250, startups get a dedicated desk and other benefits.

Drop-in rates are available for $20 a day.

Visit stokedenton.com or call Julie Glover at 940-390-3590 for more information, including tours. The facility is located at 608 E. Hickory St. suite 128 in Denton.

This will be DEC’s fifth location.

But DEC has even bigger growth plans in the future with four or five other locations in the works. 

“We’ve created a unique model whereby we partner with cities and economic development groups,” Bowles said. “We’re going to continue to find partnerships with economic development groups and cities to do this across Texas and, eventually, across the country.”


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