James McKelvey

James McKelvey

Jim McKelvey is an engineer, entrepreneur, artist, and widely known together with Jack Dorsey as the co-founders of Square, a new mobile payment platform. A revolutionary service that enables anyone to accept credit cards anywhere. His other company Mira, started out as a software company. Eventually, Mira was refocused as a digital publishing company and provides online submission management and traditional print and electronic publishing services for more than 100 organizations from numerous disciplines.Jim serves as his own patron of the arts, using proceeds from his successful commercial enterprises to fund his passion � glassblowing. For 20 years, he has worked to capture the magic of glass in his art. As Chairman of the world's largest gathering of glass artists in 2006, he strove to surprise and challenge other artists with his innovative glass faucets.Jim McKelvey is a dynamic public speaker who combines his energy with his practical experience working with executives and various companies. His lectures on a range of topics from art to entrepreneurship are very popular. He provides audience member with real world solutions to real business challenges. Jim's high-energy style and power-packed presentations have built his reputation as a speaker who really delivers. He has been known to change presentations on the fly based on audience feedback and to welcome interruptions during his talks.