Student business owners selected for Entrepreneurs' Organization mentoring
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 3:31 PM
Four young business owners who are also juggling full-time course loads at universities across the state have been selected to receive two years of mentoring and guidance from the Entrepreneurs' Organization Iowa Chapter. The students were selected by heads of the Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Schools based on their fundamental business plan, ability to scale to $1 million in revenue and having generated revenue to date. Selected for the EO Iowa Fellowship Program are: Steven Brockshus, a native of Ocheyedan and founder of Terva, an online tool that provides real-time farmland real estate market data; Kayse Carter Schulz, co-founder of Pure Bridal, a bridal boutique located in her hometown of Ames; Matthew Rooda, from Pella and co-founder of SwineTech Inc., which provides technologies to farmers to help reduce piglet deaths; and Mikayla Sullivan, also a native of Ames, co-founder of KinoSol, which focuses on decreasing post-harvest loss in developing countries. The program includes five full-day sessions with set curriculum, as well as mentoring and roundtable discussions on issues ranging from leadership to working capital. More than half the program's alumni have achieved revenues of more than $1 million within the next few years of graduating from the program.