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Accelerate DSM

This energizing, annual daylong event gives startups and entrepreneurs the chance to make worthwhile connections and gain key takeaways to help them accelerate their business. 

2018 Event Recap

The third annual Accelerate DSM produced by the Greater Des Moines Partnership was held on April 5 at the Science Center of Iowa. The event included keynote addresses, round table sessions and panel discussions focusing on how to cultivate and accelerate business growth. Speakers for 2018 included:

  • Tej Dhawan, Chief Data Officer for Principal
  • Brian Hemesath, Managing Director of the Global Insurance Accelerator
  • Andrew Kirpalani, Co-founder of Workhound
  • Gregory Bailey, CEO and Founder of Denim®
  • Mike Draper, Founder and Owner of RAYGUN
  • Matt Ostanick, CEO and Founder of Funnelwise
  • Courtney Yuskis, Audience Development Director at Meredith Agrimedia

Check out all of the videos and presentations from the 2018 Accelerate DSM event to learn about the trials, tribulations and lessons learned from successful entrepreneurs:

Andrew Kirpalani - Ramen. Roaches. Riches? – A Rather Blunt Telling of the WorkHound Story Thus Far

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Brian Hemesath - FOL (Failing Out Loud)! Lessons From Some of the Stupid Things I've Done
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Tej Dhawan - Unless You Dream Big, You're Building a Small Business
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Digital Marketing Strategies Panel - What's Working and What's Not

Interested to hear more? Learn more about past Accelerate DSM speakers and presentations here


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