ScaleUp Dallas / Fort Worth



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ScaleUp Dallas / Fort Worth Small Business Accelerator Program

The GDHCC will now be offering a new small business accelerator program, ScaleUp Dallas / Fort Worth,  as part of its Executive Entrepreneur Programs. This new program is funded by the Small Business Administration (SBA) as part of their ScaleUp America community focused inititiave that builds up and strengthens local entrepreneurial ecosystems. The GDHCC was recently selected by the SBA as one of seven new ScaleUp America contract awardees across the country, and the only one in North Texas.  Please click HERE! for more information about the SBA's ScaleUp America Initiative.


ScaleUp Dallas / Fort Worth Classes

The classes will be delivered in an interactive format, where business owners get the tools, know-how, and confidence to take the next step. The program was designed to combine the best of classroom learning with real-world case studies, including the one most important to them: their own business. Established small business owners don’t need the same introductory information and training that someone launching a start-up might. Our program participants have a lot of good experience in running a company. The aim is to build on that experience and help them sustain and grow their existing businesses.

Click HERE to apply 

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Criteria for the Program:  

  • Small businesses in the $150,000 to $500,000 revenue range
  • The participant must be the owner or CEO of the company
  • The company has been in business for two or more years

Inquire Stage: Outreach to potential small business participants, and the program intake process started on November 2, 2015, and the deadline to apply for the first class was February 23, 2016. However, we are now accepting applications for the second classes (English and Spanish) which are currently scheduled to begin in the Fall of 2016.

For more information please contact: Diana Flores/Gabriela Carvallo at 214-521-6007 or via e-mail at

Why Participate in ScaleUp Dallas / Fort Worth?

Small businesses play a significant role in economic development in the United States and North Texas.  Unfortunately, their understanding of business strategies and processes are often limited. Successful small employer firms, in low and moderate-income communities, need the proper tools to maintain fiscal stability, as well as retain and add jobs.  Economic development in our community is a priority. With these facts in mind, the Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and our many partners and stakeholders have come together to conduct one of the most important educational programs for small businesses in North Texas.


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Getting Started

To get started, please CLICK HERE to apply. 

Referrals Welcome

We welcome referrals of small business executives that meet the criteria to participate in our ScaleUp Dallas / Fort Worth Program.

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