Jennifer Conley is the Co-Founder and VP of Programming for the Dallas Entrepreneur Center (DEC). As VP of Programming, Jennifer oversees the development and execution of the programs and events designed to help startups get to profitability faster.
Previously, Jennifer served as the Director of Operations at Alcatel-Lucent’s Gravity Center in Plano, TX where she scouted for innovative technologies, applications and solutions across multiple industries. She evangelized and developed relationships with the startup and developer community and worked across multiple corporate innovation centers to develop strategic partnerships. Prior to the Gravity Center, Jennifer consulted with early-stage startups and agencies, leading their digital projects in web, mobile and open source technologies.
In addition to her work at the Dallas Entrepreneur Center, Jennifer is the Co-Founder of ILiveinDallas.com, a Dallas-based Arts and Entertainment online magazine covering art, dining, music, theater, tech and reaches nearly 600,000 visitors a year. She also sits on the board of Digital Dallas, an organization that connects entrepreneurs together with large brands in a monthly social gathering and showcases the talent and work being designed and developed in Dallas’ own backyard.
Jennifer has spent her career organizing community-driven meetups, bootcamps, hackathons, conferences and workshops within the Dallas/Fort-Worth Metroplex.