Case Study: Iowa, Location and Evolution of Plastic Networks

Ben Milne (Dwolla)
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Leveraging quantitative and qualitative data, Ben Milne, founder and builder at Dwolla, will explore the regional (and then national) traction experienced by the Des Moines-based startup and its location-based technologies in its mobile payments platform.

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Ben Milne

Dwolla

Ben Milne is a payments outsider and founder of Dwolla, a new payment network based in the heart of the Silicon Prairie. The company continues to disrupt Visa and Mastercard by building useful and innovative online and mobile products on top of its open and low-cost payment network.

Ben is a repeat entrepreneur, having created and sold another multi-million dollar startup with over sea operations back in 2008. Open, candid, and honest, he is a sought after speaker in the international startup community, payments industry, and tech circles. Ben also has extensive leadership, investment, and mentorship experience with numerous companies, charities, and organizations in the Silicon Prairie region. In 2011, he was named to Forbes 30 Under 30 list.

  • Esri
  • AT&T Interactive
  • Google
  • Nokia, Location & Commerce
  • Facebook
  • Bing
  • Control Group
  • Localeze
  • MyCityWay
  • Socrata
  • Urban Airship
  • MapQuest

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