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Trey Bowles

Advisor Dallas/Fort Worth Area, US

Cofounder and CEO, The Dallas Entrepreneur Center and Chair, Startup America: Texas Region.

Cofounder and CEO, The Dallas Entrepreneur Center and Chair, Startup America: Texas Region.

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Dallas Innovation Alliance
The Dallas Entrepreneur Center
Trivate Entertainment


CoFounder Dallas Innovation Alliance September 2015 - present
Chief Executive Officer Big Jump Media (GodTube/tangle) April 2008 - February 2011
Project Manager Gaylord Entertainment 1999 - 2001
Cofounder and CEO The Dallas Entrepreneur Center April 2013 - present
Regional Champion Startup America: Texas Region January 2012 - present
Adjunct Assistant Professor Southern Methodist University August 2011 - present
Co-Founder and Managing Partner Trivate Entertainment August 2006 - December 2011
Chief Executive Officer Big Jump Media, Inc. (d.b.a. April 2008 - March 2011
Chief Marketing Officer GodTube April 2008 - June 2009
Owner Daedalus Consultants April 2001 - December 2007
Head of Media and Technoloy Brax Capital Group 2006 - 2007
EVP Strategic Development and General Manager YMC Records Wold Digital Media Group April 2005 - March 2006
Vice President of Strategic Planning StreamCast Networks Inc (MORPHEUS) April 2001 - May 2003
Project Manager Gaylord Entertainment Company 1999 - 2001


Baylor University marketing 1997 - 1999
Samford University 1995 - 1997

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Tammy Mize Johnson
Product Marketing, Ed Tech, Americas, Texas Instruments and Co-Founder, Business Development, Brevida.
Jeremy Stewart
Worked , and Foot Model, Hari Mari. Vanderbilt grad.
Kevin Castello
Founder, Best Fit Capital and Adjunct Faculty, Baylor University EMBA.

John Backes
They're my friends  •  Founder, DXZ Media, Realfolio, and RE-Tech. Founder of $10mm boutique pharmacy. Advisor, recruiting tech, supply chain, real estate.
John is a proven entrepreneur who is working on a new project which will be a great play in the real estate space. He is going to be success ... ful in whatever he does. A great founder and visionary that has a plan for success and a clear plan to execute on this vision

Corey Young
They're my friends  •  VP of Finance and Acquisitions, SignaPay and VP of Finance and Acquisitions, PayHub, Inc..
Corey is an active member of the startup community having worked with several different companies and he is willing to take his time to supp ... ort and serve entrepreneurs in our community.

Hubert Zajicek, MD, MBA
CEO, Co-founder & Partner, Health Wildcatters. Previously Executive Director, Co-founder & Partner, Health Wildcatters.
Hubert is a key leader in the health care community in Dallas. By launching and running a health care seed accelerator Hubert has an immense ... amount knowledge, experience and network to support entrepreneurs and founders.

Tanya Endicott
They're my mentor  •  CEO of iWaiter. Ready to take dining to the next level through technology!
Tanya has shown great vision in her idea and persistence in bringing it to fruition. She takes advice to heart and always works hard to do w ... hat is best for her startup.

Thomas Knoll
Personal Advisor. Previously Primeloop(exited), LaunchRock(exited), Community Architect @ Zappos, Uservoice, Seesmic & Mentor @ 500Startups.

Jeanette Cajide
Blogger, The Huffington Post and Business Development, Dialexa. Northwestern grad. Kellogg grad.

Andy Keil
Product at Waldo Photos

Michael Sherrod
Member Board of Directors, Urban Libraries Council.
Michael is a great entrepreneur and seasoned advisor, mentor and board member. We are honored to have him on our board at The Dallas Entrepr ... eneur Center. Anyone that is lucky enough to cross Michael's path can fully see and realize the value that he can offer through his experience, expertise and passion to support and serve entrepreneurs, aspiring entrepreneurs, and students.

Julia Taylor Cheek
They're my mentor  •  Founder and CEO, Everly Well. Previously Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Global Communications, MoneyGram International.
Julia is an extremely bright and accomplished person who has spent time in key leadership roles throughout her career. She is working dilige ... ntly to build her first startup venture and has a great amount of experience and expertise that would be invaluable to companies in her field of expertise.

Brad Edmonson
We worked together  •  Co-Founder, Venture Grove and Master Mentor (The TENN), Launch Tennessee.
I have known Brad for many years in fact the first start up that I was a part of bought his company and then he ended up being one of the ke ... y executives for the business. He is a thoughtful, insightful and experienced business leader and builder. He has immense experience in many different fields including eCommerce, Technology, Music/Media and much more. Brad would add great insight, guidance and counsel to anyone that he worked with and having been in the thick of several startups, he knows what it takes to be successful.

jason illian
We worked together  •  Advisor, The Dallas Entrepreneur Center and Chair of Startup TX, Director of Corporate Partnerships, Startup America Partnership.
Jason is one of those advisors that not only has a keen sense for strategy, counsel, and operational capacity, but having raised tens of mil ... lions of dollars for his own projects and running multiple ventures at the helm, he can empathize with an entrepreneur. He has a unique ability to zero in on key areas for focus and prioritization while also offering valuable counsel and advice from his real life experiences and ability to launch and scale organizations.

Bill Sproull
They're my friends  •  Past Chairman of the Board, Texas Emerging Technology Fund. President & CEO, Richardson Chamber of Commerce, & Tech Titans.
Bill is a talented and key leader in the North Texas business ecosystem. Heading up the Tech Titan organization and leading the economic dev ... elopment efforts for the City of Richardson, Bill has done a stellar job of pulling together the large corporate organizations that are operating in Richardson and connecting them to the ecosystem, to the university system and to entrepreneurs in the community.

Rusty Rueff
Advisor, Companies I believe in and am committed to helping them succeed! and Chairman Emeritus of the Board, The GRAMMY Foundation.
Rusty is a proven leader and innovator in multiple. As a thought leader and icon within silicon valley for his work with several of major co ... rporations, Rusty has always been on the cutting edge of industry, technology, and leadership. Rusty is a thoughtful and caring advisor that has an immense amount of experience, expertise and desire to support the companies he works with. I have had the opportunity to be a direct recipient of his counsel and advice and it was invaluable for me as we built, grew and eventually sold our company. They don't come much better than Rusty Rueff!