In this episode, show host David Ponraj and special guest Evan Adams examine the Dallas College Venture Club and Dallas College with Cristin Thomas, Senior Director of Small Business and Entrepreneur Innovation at Dallas College. Listeners will learn more about the roots of DCVC and the Bill J. Priest Institute for workforce and economic development. They will also learn about the wide variety of programs and services available in Dallas County with the help of Dallas College. Cristin outlines their organization’s growth, and Evan shares his own experience at DCVC, from the creative artwork to the stories hidden within the furniture.

Click to learn more about the Goldman Sachs 10,000 small businesses program.

Check out the Bill J. Priest Institute here, where you can get a view of the institute, and learn about LiftFund, SCORE, and much more.

Visit the Dallas College Venture Club website here.

Be sure to connect with Cristin Thomas on Linkedin, and email dcvc@dallascollege.edu with any questions or inquiries, the whole team is connected to this email.

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A Podcast About Entrepreneurship-Led Economic Development
This podcast explores entrepreneurship as part of the economic developer’s toolkit for building prosperity in our communities. Episodes feature changemakers with innovative approaches to building ecosystems and improving the environment to empower people to start and grow their businesses. Conversations focus on breaking down barriers that limit entrepreneurship in underserved and historically excluded communities. We seek authentic stories to understand the profound impact of entrepreneurship-led economic development on the local economy and spotlight a network of passionate leaders advancing the field. Find out more at economicimpactcatalyst.com/impact

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