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WorkHound Joins Square One DSM Accelerator Program

December 9, 2015

WorkHound has joined Square One DSM’s Accelerator Program. WorkHound is a driver retention and referral platform built to help trucking companies retain and recruit drivers. It was co-founded by Max Farrell and Andrew Kirpalani. Using WorkHound’s mobile app and software product, 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.

“We are excited to welcome WorkHound to our Accelerator program,” said Mike Colwell, Executive Director of Entrepreneurial Initiatives at the Greater Des Moines Partnership. “Max and Andrew are dedicated entrepreneurs and leaders in the startup community, and we look forward to assisting them in growing their customer base and directly consulting with them to help them grow their business.”

WorkHound was formed when the founders met at the Gravitate co-working space in Downtown Des Moines. The company was able to expand its regional footprint by participating in the three-month Straight Shot accelerator program in Omaha.

“Andrew and I are thrilled to make the most of Des Moines’ opportunities to help emerging companies like ours by joining Square One DSM,” said Max Farrell, co-founder of WorkHound. “The mentorship and dedicated space will empower us to double down on our growth efforts to ensure we build something the trucking industry and the Greater Des Moines community can be proud of.”

Media inquiries should be directed to Sophia Ahmad, Vice President of Public Relations at the Greater Des Moines Partnership at (515) 286-4919 or 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.

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.