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A Month of Giving Thanks: Grateful for Entrepreneurial Community-Building

We are grateful for the kind of entrepreneurial spirit that runs deep and wide throughout Downtown Arlington! Our business community has always been eager to pay it forward and share what they’ve learned along the way. Through collaboration fueled by a can-do attitude, there are so many opportunities for entrepreneurs to innovate and grow during every stage of their business development journey.

Here are eight ways that business and educational leaders are creating entrepreneurial synergies in Downtown Arlington.

Global Entrepreneurship Week

From November 15th to 17th, join Arlington Public Library, The University of Texas at Arlington, Downtown Arlington, and others for a series of Global Entrepreneurship Week virtual workshops for emerging entrepreneurs. Visit the website for the complete workshop schedule.

Center for Entrepreneurship and Economic Innovation

The new Center for Entrepreneurship and Economic Innovation at the University of Texas at Arlington is a regional hub for resources, training, and connections that fosters a strong, sustainable entrepreneurial ecosystem. The center is located at the northeast corner of the College Park District, where some say "UTA meets Downtown Arlington." Interested in learning more? CEEI is hosting an open house on Thursday, Nov. 17 from 2:30-5:30 p.m.

Join the Club

The Downtown Arlington Creator Club is for artists, musicians, and working creative professionals who are looking to get involved in and make a difference in their city. Creator Club members attend Arlington Cultural District mixers and educational events, have access to Creator Kits, and are featured in Downtown Arlington social, enewsletter, and the website.

Co-working in Downtown Arlington

Create Arlington: A co-working community for visual and digital artists, Create Arlington provides a host of programming, entrepreneurial opportunities, events, and networking for its members and the community. Are you an artist looking for an opportunity to exhibit and sell your work? Contact Create Arlington now about their 2023 West Main Arts Festival.

Union Worx CoworkingLocated in Downtown's Urban Union, Union Worx offers flexible offices space, dedicated desks, social open coworking with unique event space, and easy memberships. Designed for freelancers, startups, creators, work-from-homers, and anyone who wants to take their dream out of the spare bedroom into an energetic fun place to make it all happen. Featured photo of Lauren Brewer and the Greater Arlington Chamber of Commerce Women's Alliance.

PinnStation Coworking: A unique work space, PinnStation Co-working offers dedicated desks, private offices, conference rooms, and training rooms to entrepreneurs and business owners in the DFW area. Their spacious, contemporary atmosphere is ideal for collaboration between entrepreneurs, designers, and developers.

What's Your Big Idea?

The Greater Arlington Chamber of Commerce, which is located in Downtown Arlington, hosts the annual “What’s Your Big Idea?” Entrepreneurship Contest in partnership with Arlington ISD. The contest, which is a curriculum-based contest open to kids in 3rd-12th grades, is designed to challenge and empower students to think critically and produce creative solutions to everyday challenges. Every year thousands of students participate. The 2023 "What's Your Big Idea" contest challenges were announced last month, so kids across Arlington are already working on their Big Ideas in preparation for the Awards Ceremony at UTA's College Park Center (located in Downtown) on April 22, 2023.

For Your Inspiration: Down to Business

For more of Downtown Arlington's entrepreneurial stories, click here to dive into our Down to Business podcast archives.

About Downtown Arlington

Designated by the State of Texas as the Arlington Cultural District, Downtown Arlington is where creativity, authenticity, and hometown pride thrive and drive what's next. Within its less than a two-mile radius, Downtown is home to The University of Texas at Arlington as well as prolific visual and performing artists and arts institutions, live entertainment, exciting NCAA and professional athletics, one-of-a-kind dining and retail, and a supportive business climate. Stay in the know by subscribing to our e-newsletter and by following us on FacebookTwitterYouTube, and Instagram.