Frequently Asked Questions

About Monetery

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.
  • The overall atmosphere was inspiring and motivating. The general session speakers were informative and entertaining and the breakout sessions provided relevant and timely information that can be used to improve how we use Dwolla.

Casual attire is appropriate for all functions related to the Monetery 2019. 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

Temple for Performing Arts - 1011 Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309.

The main entrance of the building is on Locust street.

May 21-22, 2019

Metered street parking is available outside of the Temple for Performing Arts. There is also a lot at 9th and locust is available by the hour. Uber, Lyft and taxi services are also available throughout Des Moines.

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 the Monetery Tech 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

The application period for meetings has passed.

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.

There is no cost to participate in the investor event for any of the selected startups.

The deadline to submit your application for the Investor One-on-Ones event was Sunday, April 28, 2019.

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