Dax Dasilva

Founder & CEO, Lightspeed
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Founder, Never Apart

Dax Dasilva is the creative mind behind Lightspeed’s suite of retail, hospitality and eCommerce tools. Founded in 2005, Lightspeed develops a cloud commerce platform used by customers in over 100 countries. The company’s mission is to bring cities and communities to life by powering independent business. Lightspeed is about much more than transactions; it helps entrepreneurs work smarter, make data-driven decisions, and create the best possible experience for their customers.

In 2015, Dax also founded Never Apart, a cultural non-profit determined to bring about positive social change and unity through original programming with global reach and impact. Housed in Lightspeed’s former offices, Never Apart cultivates a diverse following and has welcomed thousands into its 12,000 square foot space

Helping entrepreneurs become leaders in their communities through Lightspeed’s technology, and elevating artists through his work at Never Apart are fundamental to Dax’s philosophy. He fosters cultures of innovation, promotes diverse leadership, and values different viewpoints.

Dax’s book, Age of Union, will debut in the Spring of 2019.

Sessions

To IPO - A startup journey

12/07/2019 10.15 - 10.40

KeynotePink StageKeynote

“It took me fifteen years to become an overnight success,” said rocker Cheryl Crow. And so it is with most startups—years of hard work before breaking onto the scene,

Back in 2005, retail point-of-sale wasn’t particularly innovative. We didn’t have tablets—or, for that matter, an iPhone. Contactless payment wasn’t a real thing. And yet Lightspeed founder...

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