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WINPRO Founder Bill Bernardo to Speak at Square One DSM Startup Stories

June 27, 2017

DES MOINES, IA – Bill Bernardo, Founder of WINPRO, will be the guest speaker at the July 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 July event is scheduled for Wednesday, July 19 at the Greater Des Moines Partnership, 700 Locust St.

WINPRO is a line of soft chews for active and athletic dogs. These supplements promote healthy canine performance, physical stamina and mental focus. WINPRO dog chews were created when Bernardo partnered with Uckele Health & Nutrition, a manufacturer with more than 50 years of experience in creating quality animal health products. Prior to founding WINPRO, Bernardo most recently worked as President and Chief Operating Officer at APC. Prior to that, he founded NEWSTUF, which was focused on creating disruptive new products within the branded U.S. consumer products space.

Bernardo will talk about how he came up with the idea to create WINPRO and the experiences that led him to start the company. Colwell will begin the presentation by interviewing Bernardo and will then open up 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 Sophia S. Ahmad at sahmad@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.