Our Team

We connect people, merchants, events and logistics through contactless cryptocurrency wristbands enabling exchange of goods and services.

Alex Blackshire, MA, MBA, Founder

Alex is the creator of Chicago Food Truck Festival. One of America's largest food truck festivals featuring over 60,000 foodies each summer at its largest event. He is also the creator and curator of the Chicago Cubs Food Truck Rotation featuring Chicago's top trucks. Alex is also the creator of the Michigan City Food Truck Festival and five other major festivals throughout the Midwest. He is also a former Rhodes Scholar Candidate from Howard University and studied law at Chicago Kent Law School.

Rahul Sinu, Developer

Rahul is a Software an Electrical Engineer with a specialization in Instrumentation and telecommunications. Adept at visual intelligence for bio-science, blood cell classifier, applications to microscopy ADS-B (Aircraft receiver ) designs, avionics Instruments and antenna design. Also skilled in aircraft communications addressing and reporting system with software defined radio. Rahul also possess experience in Voip Communication hardware for airports based on ED137c Eurocae Standards. And He has knowledge of gas station monitors machine learning, Deep Learning, Artificial Intelligence BLE, WIFI, STM32, Assembly, C/C++, Python, AVR, Arduino, FPGA, FreeRTOS, CMSIS, Linux NRF51422, C#, C++, Python, Java, Databases and Web-Technologies.

Parth Sarvan, Developer

Parth is currently pursuing his Masters Degree in Computer Science at Illinois Institute of Technology. Parth brings to the project front end and back end programming knowledge programming in C, C++, JAVA, PHP, SQL, HTML and XML with knowledge in Node.js, jQuery, AJAX, JavaScript. Parth interns on the project. He also has experience in other Applications including Android Studio, Cisco Packet Tracer, NetBeans, Microsoft Visual Studio, Eclipse and databases: MySQL, MongoDB.

Ankita Lodha, Developer

Ankita is currently pursuing her Master's Degree Information Technology & Management at Illinois Institute of Technology. Ankita is a student learner on the project.

William Favre Slater III, Advisor

William brings a wealth of knowledge & experience to the Project. In addition to speaking 28 programming languages, he is an experienced Senior IT Project Manager. Mr. Slater has worked in some of the world’s most demanding IT environments; among these are JLL, British Petroleum, the Veterans Administration, Microsoft, Technisource, and the United States Air Force. Specialties: Project Management, Program Management, Data Center Management, IT Security, IT Infrastructure Management, Database Administration, Network Management, System Administration, Programming, System Development, Business Analysis, Systems Analysis, Services Engineering, Technical Presentations & Technical Writing

Dave Schmidt, JD, Advisor

Dave earned his Juris Doctorates from Chicago Kent Law School and works also works as Environmental Compliance Specialist. As an Project Adviser, Dave brings a wealth of contract and compliance knowledge to the project.

Rufus Ty White, PhD., Advisor

Rufus earned his Doctorates in Chemistry with a specialization in Atmospheric Sciences and has founded numerous startups. He currently does contract work for the US Government and holds a high level security clearance and has managed large scale teams. Rufus also has certifications in C/C++. He brings to the project a wealth of knowledge and experience consulting startups and best practices.

About us

Lux Payband was created initially to remedy cash lose at festivals and events. Lux Payband created a cashless system that is fast, cheap, efficient and expandable for multiple uses.  


Our mission

Connecting people, merchants and events through NFC enabled wristbands to low cost financial services.


Our offer

  • Stellar Paybands
  • POS Hardware
  • POS Software