Taking place this August in beautiful Whistler, BC, GROW Conference is fast approaching. Featuring two packed days of breakout sessions and keynote speakers, GROW annually brings together some of the biggest names in Canadian tech. One such name is Harley Finkelstein, Shopify’s Chief Platform Officer.
“GROW brings together a collective of startup founders, funders, and everyone in between,” Finkelstein told BetaKit. “It’s an important event as it not only acts as a catalyst for important introductions, but it also provokes attendees to think bigger about their own endeavours.”
“GROW brings together a collective of startup founders, funders, and everyone in between.”
Finkelstein will be taking the GROW stage on Thursday in conversation with Felicis Ventures’ Aydin Senkut to talk about Shopify’s journey from startup to IPO. Finkelstein told us that Senkut “was one of our earliest and most important investors, and it was at GROW where he first heard about Shopify 6 years back.”
Of course, Finkelstein’s fireside chat won’t be solely rooted in the past. Following an amazing first quarter as a public company, Finkelstein thoughts are firmly planted in Shopify’s future.
“Ultimately, we want to work and partner with companies that are looking to change the traditional retail model,” he said. “We want to talk to companies that are excited about taking commerce, which is one of the oldest industries, and changing it for the better.”
It sounds as though the stage is set for an amazing conversation. Wouldn’t it be great if you could make a similar connection in Whistler that could change your business? Thanks to our friends at GROW, you just may get the chance.
BetaKit is giving away one free ticket to GROW, plus one-on-one time with Harley Finkelstein. To win, leave a comment on this post explaining how attending the conference will help your company grow! We’ll randomly select one commenter as the winner Friday, August 7th.
Note: BetaKit is only providing a GROW ticket and some one-on-one time with Harley. It’s your responsibility to get to Whistler for the conference!