Mr. Trey Bowles

Mr. Trey Bowles

Serial Entrepreneur, Cofounder & President, InnoCity Partners LLC

Cofounder and President, InnoCity Partners LLC

Cofounder & Chairman Emeritus of the DEC Network

Cofounder and Chairman, Dallas Innovation Alliance

Cofounder, Mayor’s Star Council

NACIE Member, Governmental Appointee

SMU Adjunct Lecturer and Creator of the Arts Management/Arts Entrepreneurship department at SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts

Trey Bowles is serial entrepreneur spending his career building numerous successful for-profit and non-profit companies. Bowles cofounded and serves as President of InnoCity Partners LLC (ICP), a (MWBE) smart cities consulting and project management firm. ICP provides counsel to organizations across the public and private sector to design, build and execute smart city programs. Trey Bowles is also Co- Founder and Chairman Emeritus of the The DEC Network, a non-profit organization focused on aggregating entrepreneurs and helping aspiring entrepreneurs start, build, and grow their businesses. Bowles also started the Mayor’s Star Council with City of Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings to engage culturally diverse and civically minded group of young professions to make impact on the city. Trey launched an entrepreneurship department at SMU in the Meadows School of Arts where he still serves as an adjunct professor and most recently Bowles cofounded and launched the Dallas Innovation Alliance, a public private partnership with the City of Dallas, local leading non-profits, and major corporate partners to design, develop and launch a Smart Cities initiative in downtown Dallas. Bowles was appointed by Secretary of Commerce, Penny Pritzker, to NACIE (National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship) to help the Department of Commerce determine what they should be doing in their capacity around Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the US government. Trey also recently launched podcast with co-host Nick Kennedy called “Switchbacks: The Never Told Stories of Entrepreneurs” to highlight the tumultuous journey that all entrepreneurs face and how to deal with the good, bad and ugly of the process. Bowles lives in Dallas, TX with his bride and three kids.