2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

What I Learned from My Million-Dollar Pay Cut

Tuesday, March 15
11:00AM - 12:00PM

Hilton Austin Downtown
Salon C
500 E 4th St

Dan Price sparked a worldwide frenzy for his novel (some might say crazy) idea: slashing his $1mm salary to pay everyone at his company at least $70k.

Using personal anecdotes peppered with practical advice, Dan will share how starring in a teenage rock band that played in front of thousands inspired him to start Gravity Payments in his freshman dorm room, and what he learned from almost losing his business three times. He will dive into the inspiration for the $70k decision, plus the impact the wage increase had on employees and people around the world.

Dan and Gravity’s mission is to stand up for independent businesses, helping them achieve the American Dream. This talk will challenge you to rethink the purpose of business as something more than just a profit engine. Prepare to leave inspired to be a force for good.

Hashtags: #sxsw #70kCEO


Dan Price

Founder & CEO

Gravity Payments


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