Tara Vornkahl

Manager of Innovation

Tara has an educational background in marketing and social media and a work history in Chamber and economic development environments, and she’s passionate about helping businesses (startups to corporations). Although still early in her career and continuing to learn the ropes of the economic landscape of Dallas Fort-Worth, she’s played a role in recruitment efforts of major corporations as well as aided in and managed projects to connect small businesses to key resources to help them grow.

Aside from her passion in business retention and expansion and making connections, Tara is also involved in efforts to educate and expose youth and college students to the world of entrepreneurship by participating in efforts such as Lemonade Day Dallas, Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship and helping students connect with startups though internships.

Communications is another key role she’s played in promoting the DFW region as an entrepreneurial hub. Through weekly blogs on entrepreneurial organizations, local tech events, innovative Chamber member highlights, Dallas Entrepreneur Center updates and higher education initiatives, Tara is a voice and advocate for the growth of the Dallas Forth Worth startup scene!