Des Moines, Iowa, May 02, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Technology company Amazon Web Services has become the Community 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, company 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 agenda 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, Sherri Davidoff, CEO at LMG Security & BrightWise, Inc., and Andrew Yang, a venture capitalist 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

Amazon Web Services has agreed to become the Community Sponsor for Monetery and has underwritten a number of tickets for students and community members. The assembly of Amazon Web Services, its parent company, Inc. and Monetery is a case of overlapping principles. Amazon’s commitment to its communities promises to ensure all children and young adults, especially those from underrepresented and underprivileged communities, have the resources and skills they need to build their best and brightest futures. The Monetery Tech Summit has acted as a funding engine for underrepresented groups in technology. In 2018, the conference raised more than $10,000 for Pi515, an after-school program that educates Iowa’s underserved population, particularly refugee 7-12th grade students, on computer coding.

“Monetery’s relationship with Amazon Web Services makes perfect sense,” said Ben Milne, Founder and CEO at Dwolla, the Des Moines-based financial technology company that produces Monetery. “AWS and Dwolla are closely aligned with our goals of supporting new innovations. Their support makes it possible to invite attendees who may otherwise have been unable to attend Monetery and gain access to the future of technology in the Midwest.”

Registration for Monetery 2019 is currently open. Visit for announcements on agenda items, speakers and more.

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

About Amazon Web Services
For 13 years, Amazon Web Services has been the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform. AWS offers over 165 fully featured services for compute, storage, databases, networking, analytics, robotics, machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), mobile, security, hybrid, virtual and augmented reality (VR and AR), media, and application development, deployment, and management from 64 Availability Zones (AZs) within 21 geographic regions, spanning the U.S., Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, India, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Sweden, and the UK. Millions of customers including the fastest-growing startups, largest enterprises, and leading government agencies—trust AWS to power their infrastructure, become more agile, and lower costs. To learn more about AWS, visit

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About Monetery 

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, Inc. 

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.