Jun 23, 2018
Diversity x Inclusion x Innovation Event Highlights (June 20, 2018)
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Dax Dasilva says that when building a successful startup, culture is more important than code. He's the founder and CEO of Montreal-based Lightspeed, which has 50,000 customers around the world using its e-commerce platform and nearly $300 million in funding. Yet it wasn't clever coding that powered that success, he says, but an open mind and an inclusive corporate ethos that draws on his background as the son of immigrants and a member of the LGBTQ community. Lightspeed's success comes from a core understanding that diversity fuels innovation.

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