DALLAS, April 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Star Payment Solutions has entered into an affinity referral relationship and sponsorship agreement with The Dallas Entrepreneur Center (The DEC) for the 1 Million Cups initiative founded by the Kauffman Foundation hosted at The DEC.
The partnership between the two organizations will offer entrepreneurs affiliated with the Dallas Entrepreneur Center and the sister branch Addison Treehouse, access to low-cost solutions for payment acceptance. The solutions include retail, e-commerce, mobile solutions, point of sale systems, security and encryption products, as well as working capital.
"Blue Star Payment Solutions brings the assets and brand of the Dallas Cowboys to the largely unbranded payments space," said Jerry Mooty, President of Blue Star Payment Solutions. "We are excited to partner with other outside-the-box thinkers like the team at the Dallas Entrepreneur Center that helps people realize the American Dream on a daily basis."
The 1 Million Cups initiative provides the opportunity for entrepreneurs to engage with colleagues, investors, and the community in general. Entrepreneurs have the ability to present their startup ideas to the public while receiving mentorship from the Dallas Entrepreneur Center. The program is held every Wednesday morning from 9am to 10am at The DEC.
"The DEC and Addison Treehouse are always trying to find tools and resources to support the entrepreneurial community in North Texas, and credit card processing is essential for many of the entrepreneurs we work with," said Trey Bowles, CEO and Co-Founder of The Dec and Addison Treehouse. "We are thrilled to work with and be affiliated with Blue Star Payment Solutions and leading entrepreneurs like the Jones Family."
Members of The DEC or the Addison Treehouse who utilize Blue Star for their merchant services will receive one-of-a-kind, limited edition Cowboys merchandise, entrance into the Dallas Cowboys United Fan Club at a preferred level, and access to experiences exclusive to Blue Star merchants. They will also enjoy the very highest quality customer service and customer experience, both synonymous with the Dallas Cowboys.
"The Jones family have always been entrepreneurs," added Jerry Jones Jr., Executive Vice President and Chief Sales and Marketing Officer of the Dallas Cowboys. "It just made sense for our organization to partner with the Dallas Entrepreneur Center that helps area entrepreneurs start their own businesses."
About Blue Star Payment Solutions
Blue Star Payment Solutions' mission is to supply their partners a best-in-class merchant services solution for their business through innovation and excellence through Blue Star's partner, Bank of America Merchant Services. Blue Star combines a relationship with one of the world's most admired franchises, the Dallas Cowboys, and the number one-rated electronic payments company in the industry, Bank of America Merchant Services. Together, Blue Star Payment Solutions can leverage the power of the Dallas Cowboys and Bank Of America Merchant Services to give customers the most competitive rates, fees, and service possible. Through this partnership, Blue Star is offering never-before-seen benefit packages that are game changing within the industry. For more information on Blue Star Payment Solutions, visit www.bluestarpays.com.
About The Dallas Entrepreneur Center and Addison Treehouse
Founded in 2013, the Dallas Entrepreneur Center (DEC) is a business support structure focused on stimulating job growth and driving the Dallas economy. Born from a shared vision among small business and entrepreneurship advocates, the DEC believes investment in entrepreneurs is investment in the community. For more information on The Dallas Entrepreneur Center visit http://www.thedec.co/, and for more information on the Addison Treehouse visit http://www.addisontreehouse.com/.