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Virtual Event to Help Investors and Entrepreneurs Navigate COVID-19 Pandemic

August 4, 2020

Des Moines, Iowa (July 30, 2020) – BrownWinick Law Firm, LWBJ and the Greater Des Moines Partnership are pleased to announce The Current State, a free virtual event focused on navigating seed and venture capital during a pandemic. The event will be held Thursday, August 13, at 1 p.m. and will feature three panels of experienced investors and entrepreneurs.

Panelists will answer attendees’ questions and provide tangible ideas on how to raise capital.

“Entrepreneurialism is key to Iowa’s success. It’s important that those who invest and those who seek out investments come together and talk about challenges and opportunities during this unprecedented time,” said Chris Sackett, Managing Partner at BrownWinick.

“Raising seed and venture capital continues to go strong in Iowa. We encourage all members of this community to register and learn more about what is working and what has changed during the COVID-19 pandemic,” added Mike Colwell, Executive Director of Entrepreneurial Initiatives at the Greater Des Moines Partnership.

Current panelists include:

  • Mike Colwell – Executive Director of Entrepreneurial Initiatives, Greater Des Moines Partnership
  • Tej Dhawan – Chief Data Officer, Principal Financial
  • JD Geneser – Senior Partner, LWBJ
  • Ryan Gerhardy, CEO & Co-Founder, Pitchly
  • Gabe Glynn – CEO & Co-Founder, MakuSafe
  • Craig Ibsen – Managing Principal, Next Level Ventures
  • Omar Jordan – Founder & CEO, Lender Close
  • Joe Leo – Attorney, BrownWinick
  • Chris Sackett – Managing Partner, BrownWinick Law Firm
  • More panelists announced daily

To register for this free event visit: https://zoom.us/webinar

About BrownWinick

BrownWinick is a dynamic business-focused law firm based in Des Moines, Iowa serving a diverse client base with a variety of legal and business issues. The firm helps leading companies advance complex business interests. BrownWinick works with many of the largest and most innovative companies in the Midwest, delivering tailored commercial solutions through its dedicated and uncompromised approach to quality and service.

Established in 1951, the firm has expanded over time and now represents clients in a wide range of industries and in virtually all areas of the law. The firm has long been recognized as a preeminent Midwestern law firm with an impressive client list ranging from prominent, long-standing companies to entrepreneurial start-ups in their infancy stage of business. BrownWinick is proud to serve this unique blend of clients and continue to grow and evolve with the ever-changing demands of the marketplace. Learn more at brownwinick.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 24 Affiliate Chambers of Commerce, more than 6,500 Regional Business Members and more than 365 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.

About LWBJ

LWBJ is one of the Midwest's leading CPA, business advisory and M&A firms. We deliver a broad range of tax, accounting, consulting and investment banking capabilities to serve businesses and individuals. Learn more at lwbj.com.