Monetery 2019 Agenda

Tuesday, May 21
7:30 - 8:45 a.m.

Registration Open

8:45 - 8:50 a.m.

Opening Remarks

8:50 - 9:50 a.m.

A conversation with Matthew Prince

Matthew Prince, Co-Founder & CEO at Cloudflare

Join Cloudflare Co-Founder & CEO Matthew Prince as he talks about his journey building Cloudflare and insights he’s gained along the way. Learn about the crucial decisions needed in order to build and grow a thriving tech company. This session will be hosted and moderated by Dwolla founder & CEO, Ben Milne.

9:50 - 10:40 a.m.

The Real Measures of Startup Success

Martina Lauchengco, Operating Partner at Costanoa Ventures
Lindsay Knight, Director of Platform at Chicago Ventures
Albert Wenger, Managing Partner at Union Square Ventures
Dave Tucker, Sr. Vice-President of Technology at Workiva

Beyond the classic indicators of startup success–Product Market Fit, Go-To-Market Fit—are less obvious but equally important ones around learning mindset, diversity of talent, and healthy cultures. These factors separate companies that break away from the rest. This panel will discuss their favorite success stories that weren’t obvious at the start and tips to ensure you’re building a high performing company from the beginning.

10:40 - 11:00 a.m.

Networking Break

11:00 a.m. - 11:50 p.m.

Team-Building in an Emerging Industry

Sherri Davidoff, CEO at LMG Security & BrightWise, Inc.

How do you build a high-performance team when the rules of the game keep changing? Ten years ago, Sherri Davidoff founded a cybersecurity services firm, and grew it to 30 people. Cybersecurity evolved rapidly over the years: regulations changed, technology morphed, ransomware and other modern cyber threats emerged. The skills of her team had to evolve quickly, while also growing and maturing. There were many challenges along the way. Learn fundamental team-building strategies, tips for selection and engagement, and mistakes to avoid from a seasoned cybersecurity CEO.

12 p.m. - 2 p.m.


This isn’t your standard conference lunch. Get ready for the ultimate culinary experience! Monetery attendees will dine at one of five of Des Moines best restaurants including:

Eatery A, Alba, Django, Harbinger, St. Kilda

2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Tech & Policy

Andrew Yang, Tech Entrepreneur & 2020 U.S. Presidential Candidate

2020 Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang discusses the tech industry and how current and proposed policy is impacting the way in which tech companies grow. This session will be moderated by Adrienne Sum, General Counsel at Dwolla.

3:00 - 3:20 p.m.

Networking Break

3:20 - 4:20 p.m.

Building Ethical Software or We Are F'd

Harper Reed, Hacker and Entrepreneur

Join Harper Reed as he explains how big world problems can be fixed with diversity while investing in user experience.

4:20 - 4:35 p.m.

Closing Remarks

5 - 8:00 p.m.

Evening Networking Event

Close out Monetery with a private networking reception at the Republic on Grand rooftop.

Wednesday, May 22
9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Investor 1:1s