Jim McKelvey Keynote Topics
The Innovation Stack: Building an Unbeatable Business One Crazy Idea at a Time
McKelvey's fascinating and humorous stories of Square's early days are blended with historical examples of other world-changing companies built on the Innovation Stack to reveal a pattern of ground-breaking, competition-proof entrepreneurship that is rare but repeatable.
The Innovation Stack is a thrilling business narrative that's much bigger than the story of Square. It is an irreverent look inside the world of entrepreneurship, and a call to action for all of us to find the entrepreneur within ourselves and identify and fix unsolved problems - one crazy idea at a time.
The Role of Focus in Solving a Problem
Jim noticed a very talented artist who was living in his beat up car and wondered why. He was a talented artist who could be getting paid well for his work. Why wasn’t he? Jim realized the artist had no access to the systems that paid him. As he built Square, Jim always kept this one artist in mind and thought about how he was solving this one artist’s problem. In this motivational speech, Jim McKelvey, co-founder of Square - a payments company now valued at $30 billion - will inspire audiences of entrepreneurs to look at the world and try to find solutions for the problems they see. Jim has used this method to build several of his successful companies and become a millionaire.
Go Build Something
Getting out there and trying to build is one of the best ways to get started on learning technology skills. You don’t have to quit your job. See if your employer has time set aside for personal learning. Join a hack-a-thon and start tinkering. Just try building something. This is the advice of Jim McKelvey, co-founder of Square - a $30 billion company - who will inspire your audience in this motivational speech aimed at boosting creativity and help entrepreneurs come up with great ideas that can be turned into companies that can change the world.