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Google for Startups Becomes Latest Sponsor of Monetery Tech Summit

The startup program will support growing an inclusive tech ecosystem at next week’s conference.

/EIN News/ -- Des Moines, Iowa, May 17, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Google for Startups has become the latest Connections Sponsor for the upcoming Monetery Tech Summit to be held in Des Moines on May 21 and 22, 2019.

Monetery, in its second year, is fast becoming one of the premier technology conferences in the Midwest. Hundreds of CEOs, startup founders, investors and inventors from around the country are expected for the two-day conference, held in the Temple for the Performing Arts in downtown Des Moines.

The conference’s mission is to grow an inclusive tech ecosystem, and announced speakers include Matthew Prince, co-founder and CEO of Cloudflare, Martina Lauchengco, operating partner at Costanoa Ventures, Albert Wenger, managing partner at Union Square Ventures, Dave Tucker, Sr. Vice-President of Technology at Workiva, Sherri Davidoff, CEO at LMG Security & BrightWise, Inc., hacker and entrepreneur Harper Reed, and Andrew Yang, an entrepreneur who is seeking the Democratic nomination for President of the United States in 2020. The conference will consist of presentations, panels and personal meetings with venture capitalists and other investors.

“Monetery is about growing the established tech ecosystem here in the Midwest,” says Stephanie Atkin, VP of Marketing at Dwolla, the Des Moines-based financial technology company that produces Monetery. “This region is attractive to startups for many reasons but we also are aware that people live here—they raise families, they shop, they eat out. With the opportunity of hundreds of CEOs and investors from around the country in Des Moines, potentially for the first time, we knew we needed to create a place for them to make connections and show off the city. Google for Startups is committed to our mission of supporting thriving startup ecosystems and, thanks to them, Monetery will be an unforgettable experience.”

Google for Startups comprises Google's efforts to level the playing field for startup founders and communities by connecting them to the best of Google's resources. With a deep commitment to inclusion and creating a more representative next generation of startup founders, Google is eager to support Monetery's momentum in building a strong and diverse startup ecosystem in the Midwest.

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Monetery 2019
May 21-22
The Temple for Performing Arts
1011 Locust Street, Des Moines, IA

About Google for Startups

Google for Startups is Google’s initiative to help startups thrive across every corner of the world. We bring the best of Google’s products, connections and best practices to enable startups to build something better.

About Monetery

connects people who believe in creating value in the Midwest and is one of the premier tech summits in the region. Since launching in 2018, hundreds of CEOs, venture capitalists, thought leaders, inventors, creators and believers have participated in Monetery to create and nurture the tech ecosystem in the Midwest.

About Dwolla

Dwolla, Inc. is a financial technology company that is changing the way businesses send and receive funds. The company offers a seamless, white label API platform to connect to the ACH Network to initiate payments.

Since 2008, when Dwolla began creating the ideal platform to move money, the company has helped move billions of dollars for millions of end-users annually for businesses of all shapes and sizes; in addition, Dwolla has been mentioned in Inc., Forbes and the Wall Street Journal. Businesses that need to efficiently send or receive money and are ready for the future either use Dwolla—or they should. Learn more at


Ryan Bratvold
Dwolla, Inc.