2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

How I Built It: In Conversation with Ben Milne

Monday, March 16
12:30PM - 1:30PM

Hilton Austin Downtown
Salon D
500 E 4th St

Ben Milne is among the most audacious, and most insightful entrepreneurs of the past decade. Dwolla, the company he founded in 2008, is bringing real-time payments to every business and consumer in the United States. They are systematically shaking up how money moves across the economy and as MIT reported last year, "emerging as a threat not only to the likes of PayPal but also venerable institutions such as Visa."

Ben is also the embodiment of Rise of the Rest: the belief that great ideas and great entrepreneurs can startup anywhere. Dwolla began and remains headquartered in Des Moines, IA where Ben has been a transformational figure in building the local startup ecosystem. He will reflect on the values that have underpinned Dwolla and the defining characteristics of great entrepreneurs.

Presented by Revolution.


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Ben Milne

CEO & Founder


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Editor at Large

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