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Terva Founder Steven Brockshus to Speak at Square One DSM Startup Stories

October 24, 2017

GREATER DES MOINES, IA (Oct. 24, 2017) — Steven Brockshus, CEO of Terva, will be the guest speaker at the November Square One DSM Startup Stories event. Startup Stories is a monthly networking event geared toward entrepreneurs, investors and those interested in entrepreneurship that features an interview-style presentation with Square One DSM Executive Director Mike Colwell. The November event is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov.15 at the Greater Des Moines Partnership, 700 Locust St.

Terva is a web-based marketplace for buying, selling and renting farmland. With just a couple of clicks, landowners can search a nationwide database of farmland listings, auctions and sale results. Terva is on a mission to bring transparency to the agricultural industry by making the world's farmland information accessible, starting with rural Iowa. Brockshus grew up on a fifth-generation family dairy farm in northwest Iowa. He founded Terva in 2016. A 2017 graduate of Iowa State University, Brockshus took a year off of college to serve as the National FFA Vice President, meeting with students, farmers and ag leaders across the country.

Brockshus will talk about his journey and lessons learned as an entrepreneur. Colwell will begin the presentation by interviewing Brockshus, and then take questions from the audience.

The event will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Registration includes a $15 admission fee for lunch; the event is free for attendees who choose not to sign up for a lunch. To register, go to DSMpartnership.com/events. Members of the media who wish to attend should contact Sam Hoyle at shoyle@DSMpartnership.com.

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.