Chris Elmore asks the question: What can tame the chaos in our lives?

On Friday, September 7, 2018, 500 Charlotteans took 90 minutes to step out of the craziness of their creative lives and into The Fillmore Charlotte, to join us in exploring this month’s global theme of “Chaos.” Our speaker was the inimitable Chris Elmore, one of the founders of the 9th largest fintech company in America, AvidXchange. In sharing some of the turbulent moments of his own personal and entrepreneurial journey, Chris honed in on a timely and vital message: the kindness we show each other along the way can play a powerful, chaos-canceling role in our lives.

About the speaker

Named a maverick and mold breaker by SouthPark Magazine, Chris has written eight books (two he really likes) and countless articles with tons of spelling errors. He is also a Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at UNC-Charlotte and Queens University of Charlotte. He was given the title of Innovation Evangelist by his peers.

Chris serves on the board of four startups and as a strategic advisor to Kingsmen Software Products and 2ULaundry. He travels the country speaking on the topics of startup success, innovation, entrepreneurship, sales, technology, blockchain and automation. He is also the Entrepreneur In Residence for the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce.

Chris helped start AvidXchange in 2000. AvidXchange is a business unicorn with a $1.4 billion value and is the 9th largest fintech company in the country with 1200+ employees.

Chris is an Alumni of UNC-Charlotte. He lives in Lake Wylie, where business, four kids and a wife keep him very busy.

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