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Square One DSM Client Max Farrell Named A Delegate For Global Entrepreneurship Summit

June 17, 2016

Max Farrell, Co-Founder of Des Moines-based startup WorkHound, has been selected as a delegate for the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) hosted by President Barack Obama on June 22-24 at Stanford University in Palo Alto, Calif. As a delegate, Farrell is one of 100 entrepreneurs in the United States and 700 globally to be able to attend the prestigious conference.

Attendees will participate in interactive discussions and workshops with top Silicon Valley executives and investors from around the world. The summit aims to showcase inspiring entrepreneurs and investors from around the world who are creating new opportunities for investment, partnership and collaboration. It aims to highlight entrepreneurship as a means to address global challenges. President Obama is the featured speaker at the event.

“This is an exciting opportunity to interact with talented entrepreneurs from across the globe and learn valuable lessons that will help us grow WorkHound,” Farrell said. “I am thankful to represent Greater Des Moines on a global stage.”

WorkHound is a driver retention and referral platform built to help trucking companies retain and recruit drivers. It was co-founded by Farrell and Andrew Kirpalani. Using WorkHound’s mobile platform, drivers and companies can create stronger feedback loops. As a third-party tool, WorkHound is able to learn what the biggest issues and opportunities are within fleets to help companies take action to improve the driver experience.

“Max’s invite to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit is a testament to his company’s vision and the continued growth of our region’s startup scene,” said Mike Colwell, Executive Director of Square One DSM.

Learn more about WorkHound at WorkHoundApp.com. Learn more about the Global Entrepreneurship Summit at GES2016.org.

Media inquiries should be directed to Sophia S. Ahmad at sahmad@DSMpartnership.com or (515) 286-4919.

About Square One DSM

Square One DSM’s mission is to connect entrepreneurial needs with qualified community and state resources and to provide guided professional and business direction. Square One DSM helps entrepreneurs maximize their successes by helping them navigate resources, strengthen knowledge, improve skills, form strategic alliances and secure proper capitalization. Learn more at SquareOneDSM.com.

About the Greater Des Moines Partnership

The Greater Des Moines Partnership is the economic and community development organization that serves Greater Des Moines (DSM), Iowa. Together with 23 Affiliate Chambers of Commerce, more than 6,100 Regional Business Members and more than 330 Investors, The Partnership drives economic growth with one voice, one mission and as one region. Through innovation, strategic planning and global collaboration, The Partnership grows opportunity, helps create jobs and promotes DSM as the best place to build a business, a career and a future. Learn more at DSMpartnership.com.