Meetup Turns 10 and Shopify Celebrates by Sponsoring Your Meetup

by Rob Lewis

Meetup was born 10 years ago this month and since then 76 million people have RSVPed for events through the platform.

Ottawa's Shopify are great believers in the benefits of attending industry events like Meetups. So to celebrate the anniversary they are launching the Shopify Design Meet Up Fund and it's pretty simple:

If you run a design-focused meet up we’d love to help you out. For the next three months we’ll support our meet-ups per month by donating $250 to the running costs. It’s up to you how you spend it. Fancy giving your attendees some beer and pizza, or helping fund the travel costs of an out of town speaker?

How do you take advantage of this offer? Get in touch with Shopify's Keir Whitaker at with details of your event and a good pitch for the project you would like to fund.

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Shopify is an Ottawa based commerce platform that allows anyone to easily sell online, at their retail location, and everywhere in between. Shopify offers a professional online storefront, a payment solution to accept credit cards, a point of sale system to power retail sales and a card reader to accept payments through a mobile phone. Shopify currently powers over 80,000 active online stores... more

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Rob Lewis

Rob Lewis

Rob is the President of Techvibes Media and Editor-in-Chief of  His diverse background includes stints in International Trade Finance, Web Development, and Enterprise Software and he is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, British Columbia Institute of Technology, and Simon Fraser University. When not running Canada's leading technology media property, Rob can be... more

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