Accelerate FW Foundation

We connect dedicated entrepreneurs in the DFW area to the resources they need to develop, launch and grow their business. We build relationships that generate tangible outcomes.



Accelerate DFW fosters connections to subject matter experts, fellow entrepreneurs, and other startup gurus to help you reach your objectives as quickly as possible. We impact entrepreneurs through four initiatives:

1. IDEA Works incubator program: designed for both startups and established companies, with  We scour the private sector and entrepreneurial communities to find the authorities who have been there, done that with the ability to share it effectively.

2. Entrepreneurial storytelling: shining light and celebrating local companies that have achieved traction but are still young enough to remember what it was like to go through the grind of launching. We help spread the wisdom, anecdotes, and missteps of entrepreneurs in the trenches so that others can learn and benefit. 

3. Startup Bootcamp: output-focused workshops with subject matter experts designed so that attendees walk out the door with something tangible they can immediately implement in their business.

4. Ecosystem building: supporting a variety of events designed to engage entrepreneurs, break down silos, and catalyze the larger entrepreneurial community in partnership with other ecosystem partners. 


Services Provided

Business Planning

  • Business Succession Planning (Specialty)
  • Feasibility Studies (Specialty)
  • Forming a Business (Specialty)
  • Market Plan Development (Specialty)
  • Market Research (Specialty)

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Budget, Financial Statement and Cash Flow Training (Specialty)
  • Debt Funding (Specialty)
  • Equity Funding (Specialty)
  • Revenue Based Financing (i.e. factoring) (Specialty)
  • Venture Capital (Specialty)

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Hiring and Firing

Import and Export Assistance

  • Networking/Exploring Exporting

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Internship Program (Specialty)
  • Student Marketing Projects (Specialty)
  • Student Research Projects (Specialty)

Management Issues

  • Leadership/Professional Development (Specialty)
  • Recruiting Assistance (Specialty)

Marketing and Sales

  • Advertising/Brochure Design (Specialty)
  • Competitive Analysis (Specialty)
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing (Specialty)
  • Feasibility Studies (Specialty)
  • Market Plan Development and Training (Specialty)
  • Market Research (Specialty)
  • Student Marketing Projects
  • Website Development (Specialty)


  • Formal Mentoring Programs (Specialty)
  • One-on-One Counseling

Networking and Associations

  • Geographically Based
  • Small Business/General

Nonprofit and Social Enterprise

  • Strategic Planning


  • Conference/Meeting and Event Space (Specialty)
  • Office Space (Specialty)

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources (Specialty)
  • Feasibility Studies (Specialty)
  • Forming a Business (Specialty)
  • Startup Business Counseling (Specialty)
  • Startup Classes (Specialty)

Technical Assistance

  • Virtual Consulting and Online Services
  • Website Development


  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • Budget, Cash Flow and Financial Statements Training
  • Business Management Training
  • Business Plan Training and Assistance
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Marketing Plan Training
  • Startup Classes

Accelerators and Incubators

  • Incubator (Specialty)

Events and Community Building

  • Hackathon / Startup Week or Weekends (Specialty)
  • Pitch Events (Specialty)
  • Startup Drinks (Specialty)
Contact Information
Brian Harris