Irish businessman and media personality Bobby Kerr, host of Down to Business on Newstalk radio moderated a Creative Minds event entitled “The Keys to Business Innovation” with CEO and entrepreneur Jim McKelvey at the U.S. Embassy.
Jim is a General Partner at Cultivation Capital. In 2009, Jim co-founded Square, one of the fastest growing technology companies in the US, which enables anyone to take credit card payments anywhere using their mobile device. Jim now sits on the board of directors of Square. Jim’s first venture was co-founding Mira Digital Publishing in 1990, which is a leader in electronic publishing for scientific conferences. Jim is an adviser to several startups including Kabbage and LockerDome.
In addition to his business ventures, Jim is a published author and glassblowing artist, and has published several books. He is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis.