Frequently Asked Questions

About Monetery

Monetery is a great summit for connecting companies, people and ideas. Attendees hear great speakers, meet interesting people and build constructive relationships. Here’s what some previous attendees said:

  • Monetery is beneficial for everyone—from founders to investors to those considering creating a tech startup.
  • Hear from leaders in the tech industry that have built successful companies provide actionable information and advice.
  • Enjoy face-to-face time with other folks who are doing what I’m doing: building a company.
  • Great talks, awesome opportunity to network and an amazing Des Moines startup culture experience.
  • It was perfect. Just long enough. High caliber attendees and speakers. Thank you for doing this, one of the most important events for our ecosystem for sure!

Casual attire is appropriate for all functions related to the Monetery. A jacket or sweater is recommended for air-conditioned rooms within the meeting space as well.

Monetery is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, national origin, creed, race, age, religion, genetic information or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law. Our dedication to inclusion means that we will not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery or any disruptive conduct is not appropriate at any time. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of Monetery staff.

Our anti-harassment policy can be found at:

Event Information

Future locations of Monetery Summit are to be determined.

Monetery 2020 has been canceled. Stay tuned for 2021 event dates.

When registering for Monetery, please be sure to list any dietary restrictions in the registration form. If you forgot to note any restrictions, please email with your name & email address used to register. We will do everything in our power to accommodate your request.

All Monetery attendees must be registered prior to the event. There is not an option to purchase a registration at the event.

There is not a hotel block reserved for Monetery attendees at any Des Moines hotel. See the list below for recommended hotels within walking distance of the Monetery Summit venue.

Payment & Fees

If you would like to substitute your registration for another individual, please direct your questions to Please visit our refund and cancellation policy for additional details.

Your registration fee includes full access to Monetery Summit, the evening event, lunch, snacks & beverages provided during the summit.

No, travel and lodging is not included in your registration fee.

Investor 1:1s

Startups that wish to apply should review the deck outline recommendations before submission. Submissions for Monetery 2021 are to be determined.

Submitting your application for the investor 1:1s event does not guarantee you will be selected for investor meetings.

Each application goes through a committee review process to ensure completeness. The applications are then sent to each participating VC firm in which they submit preferences for the companies they wish to meet with. Once the VC firm requests a meeting, that company is notified.

All participating startups must purchase a ticket to Monetery Summit.

The deadline to submit your application for the 2021 investor one-on-ones and pitch competition is to be determined.


For more information on sponsoring Monetery, email