#69: The Innovation Stack with Jim McKelvey

Fail-proof your start up with techniques developed by Square’s co-founder and billionaire, Jim McKelvey ! Today on the show we’re chatting with serial entrepreneur and author Jim McKelvey. Jim co-founded the super successful point of sales company, Square, along with Jack Dorsey who is the CEO of both Square and Twitter. Jim also founded Invisibly, a project to rewire the economics of online content; LaunchCode, a non-profit that trains people to work in technology; and Third Degree Glass Factory, a glass art studio & education center in St. Louis. And if that wasn’t enough, in 2017, Jim was appointed as an Independent Director of the St. Louis Federal Reserve. Jim, recently released his first book The Innovation Stack. Tune in to this episode learn what an innovation stack is and how Square’s innovation stack helped them beat Amazon as a small start up, hear Jim’s definition of what it means to be a true entrepreneur and understand how to find the perfect problem when looking to start a new business venture.

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