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Because it starts with you.

Starting a company can be a long, lonely, exciting, and incredible journey. What’s guaranteed, though, is that it will surprise you.

Each milestone is a small miracle; from idea to prototype, from first employee to first customer, from first revenues to first profits and eventually to a thriving, successful business. Most startups fail along the way. You will too.

But you're a badass. You’re a student. You seek guidance and seize it like the last spoonful of Nutella at the bottom of the jar. And you’re in tune with problems and opportunities, you’re a risk manager and you lead with grit.

To survive this journey, startup entrepreneurs need many things. They need access to funding and talent. They need support from their government and institutions within their community. They need opportunities to educate — academically and experientially — themselves and their team.

But more than anything else, student entrepreneurs need each other.

No one can truly understand the life of an entrepreneur but another entrepreneur because you exist within your own dimension.

E-Club is a community of students and dedicated Dallas startup community mentors dedicated to helping each other on their entrepreneurial journeys.

We provide the kind of emotional and practical support that can only come from a fellow entrepreneur. Emotionally, we share wisdom, inspiration, and friendship. Practically, we share advice, connections, and resources. We mentor each other and coach each other with the immeasurable power of our unique, diverse, and interdisciplinary backgrounds.

We often collaborate and connect with the larger ecosystem—with people and organizations you may not always get access to as a student.

But what makes us so different and so effective is our focus on connecting entrepreneurs with each other.

We thrive because we understand that, above all else, we need each other.

So let's get started. 🚀


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Academic programs at UT Dallas, with 50+ research centers and institutes at UT Dallas

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New business are started in Dallas each year

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Active E-Club members

“Optimism, pessimism, fuck that; we’re going to make it happen. As God is my bloody witness, I’m hell-bent on making it work.” Elon Musk