Ottawa startup Avitu incubates in Shopify's new office, plans vlog detailing experiences

by Knowlton Thomas | Startups

shopifyShopify, which makes starting an e-commerce store ridiculously simple, snagged up a fancy new office a couple months ago. Now, Shopify is letting Avitu, a fresh startup run by three University of Ottawa students, incubate in its offices.

Since Shopify got their new office in downtown Ottawa, they have played a big role with the Ottawa community, and have regularly hosted meetups such as Ruby Tuesday, Open Data Ottawa, and Fresh Founders Ottawa. As of July 26, 2010, Shopify gave Avitu the chance to work out of one of their offices as well as provide us guidance with design, programming, marketing and business. This is an amazing opportunity that we have come across and we want to share our experiences with you.


About Avitu:


Avitu was created by three students at the University of Ottawa. Believing there was a significant need for a simple ad platform that could easily help publishers sell their ad slots directly to advertisers, we took Avitu from class project to live prototype in less than 5 months. We are currently working out of an incubator at Shopify in downtown Ottawa.

Follow Avitu's experiences with Shopify on their blog. All the power to 'em (and Shopify)!

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Shopify is a leading cloud-based, multichannel commerce platform designed for small and medium-sized businesses. Merchants can use the software to design, set up and manage their stores across multiple sales channels, including web, mobile, social media, marketplaces, brick-and-mortar locations, and pop-up shops. The platform also provides a merchant with a powerful back-office and a single... more

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Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton is the managing editor of Techvibes and author of Tempest Bound. Based in Vancouver, Knowlton has been published in national publications and has also appeared on television and radio. Previously he was an editor for New Westminster weekly The Other Press and served on its board of directors. When not working, Knowlton enjoys hiking, tennis, and martial arts. more

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