Amazon Web Services is the Community sponsor for the 2019 Monetery Tech Summit, scheduled in Des Moines May 21 and 22, organizers at Dwolla announced. Amazon Web Services is underwriting 50 tickets for students and the general public to attend the conference, to be held in the Temple for Performing Arts. This year’s agenda includes speakers Matthew […]

Clue, Eve, Flo, Dot, Ovia, Cycles.  If you are a man, there is a good chance you have never heard of these before. If you are a woman, there is a better chance you’ve read about them — if you use a menstrual app, you might have tracked the last three years’ worth of blood […]

Entrepreneur, venture capitalist and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang will be speaking at the 2019 Monetery tech summit in Des Moines, hosted by Dwolla at the Temple of Performing Arts. Yang is the founder of Venture for America, and as a political candidate is best known in the field for his universal basic income […]

Matthew Prince, co-founder and CEO of cloud network platform Cloudflare, will be the keynote speaker during the 2019 Monetery tech summit on May 21 in Des Moines, organizers at Dwolla announced on Monday. Prince is a World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer and serves on the board of advisers for the Center of Information Technology and […]

How do startups navigate the world of venture capital? Next Level Ventures principal partner Scott Hoekman broke it down for the audience at Wednesday’s 1 Million Cups presentation. The whole presentation is available on Facebook @1MillionCupsDSM, but here’s a few takeaways to note if you’re unfamiliar. Next Level Ventures is seeking its next eight to […]

Monetery 2019, Dwolla’s second regional summit dedicated to creating value in the Midwest, is dedicating Day 2 of the summit (scheduled May 21-22 at the Temple for Performing Arts)  to One-on-One meetings between selected startups and representatives from at least five national venture capital firms traveling to Des Moines for the conference, events manager Ryan […]

Calling all Disney Pixar fans – this one’s for you. “Purl,” created by Pixar’s SparkShorts Artists Projects division, explores what happens when a young, enthusiastic ball of yarn finds she doesn’t fit into her new high-powered, male-centric workplace. “You’re being too soft. We gotta be aggressive!” a B.R.O. team member tells Purl early on. Purl […]

Des Moines businessman Chris Draper will be one of 25 individuals in Venture University’s third VC investor cohort, the trade school announced on Wednesday. Draper will serve as a VC Investor apprentice focused on emerging technology startups in Chicago and the broader midwest. He will remain as managing director of Des Moines startup Trokt during […]

In the seventh year of the Business Record’s annual Leaders Survey, the Business Record asked local leaders whether they believe Central Iowa businesses had adequate access to venture capital. It’s a snapshot of our wider concerns – the survey, released in print and in daily e-newsletter snapshots, checks the pulse on some of Des Moines’ […]