Dax Dasilva

CEO

Dax Dasilva is the creative mind behind Lightspeed, Never Apart, and Age of Union. Founded in 2005, Lightspeed develops a cloud commerce platform used by retail and restaurant customers in over a hundred countries. The company’s mission is to bring cities and communities to life by powering independent business. 

Lightspeed employs over 700 staff located in eight cities and has raised $292M USD from investors. The company went public in March 2019 on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol LSPD, becoming one of Canada’s top 10 technology IPOs.

In 2015 Dasilva 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 Dasilva’s philosophy. He fosters cultures of innovation, promotes diverse leadership, and values different viewpoints.Dasilva’s debut book released in May 2019, Age of Union: Igniting the Changemaker, brings leadership, spirituality and environmental guardianship together with themes of identity, diversity, cultural expression, and individual empowerment to ignite the impactful changemakers that the world needs now.

Schedule

Mon, Sept 23

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Tues, Sept 24

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Wed, Sept 25

10:05am

10:05am - 10:35am

Main Stage: ScaleUp

Scaling Up with Social Good in Mind with Dax Dasilva of Lightspeed and Sarah Friar of Nextdoor moderated by Farah Nasser

Join us at Elevate 2019!

11:00am

11:00am - 11:30am

Book Signings

Featured Author Signing with Dax Dasilva

Book signing with featured author Dax Dasilva

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Thurs, Sept 26

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