Timelines

This category features the timelines of how various companies got started and became the organizations you see today.

Now Hiring: Youth Ventures Regional Coordinators 2019

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Now Hiring: Youth Ventures Regional Coordinators

Youth Ventures is looking for extraordinary people to join our team!

Youth Ventures was started back in 1992 on the Northern Peninsula with 2 participants. Since then, the program has grown and now hires 23 Regional Coordinators across Newfoundland and Labrador who are there to help students start businesses.

Designed for students 12-29, Youth Ventures works with close to 300 students and helps start almost 200 businesses each year. Since 1992 the program has helped over 7000 young people explore entrepreneurship.

There’s no one too young or too old to start a business. It’s all about taking the hobbies and passion participants have, along with the support of Youth Ventures, and making money doing what they love to do. Youth Ventures has helped students as young as 7 start successful businesses.

Youth Ventures Regional Coordinators are there from the beginning to help participants come up with an idea, create a business plan, do market research and point them in the direction of financing to get their business up and running. The Youth Ventures program runs for 16 weeks from April-August.

If this sounds like you, please contact provincial@youthventuresnl.com for more information.

This following regions will be hiring Regional Coordinators:

Marystown, NL

Conception Bay South, NL

Stephenville, NL

Plum Point, NL

Carbonear, NL

Clarenville, NL

Port aux Basques, NL

Corner Brook, NL

Placentia, NL

Ferryland, NL

Baie Verte, NL

Grand Falls-Windsor, NL

Happy Valley- Goose Bay, NL

Mount Pearl, NL

Parsons Pond, NL

St. Anthony, NL

L’Anse au Loup, NL

Harbour Breton, NL

Deer Lake, NL

Gander, NL

St. John’s, NL

Timeline: Shopify Inc.

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Rome wasn’t built in a day, and neither was Shopify.

Shopify is an ecommerce company that allows you to set up an online store to sell your products. It lets you organize your products, customize your storefront, accept credit card payments, and track and respond to orders.

Sounds cool, right? Yeah, we thought so too!

Here’s a timeline of how Shopify came to be.

2004 – Shopify was founded by Tobias Lütke, Daniel Weinand, and Scott Lake after attempting to open Snowdevil, an online store for snowboarding equipment.

2006 – Lütke used the open source web application framework Ruby on Rails to build Snowdevil’s online store, and launched it after two months of development. The Snowdevil founders launched the platform as Shopify in June.

2009 – In June 2009, Shopify launched an API platform and App Store. The API allows developers to create applications for Shopify online stores and then sell them on the Shopify App Store. Several companies have developed apps that integrate with the Shopify platform

2010 – Shopify launched a free mobile app on the Apple App Store. The app lets Shopify store owners view and manage their stores from iOS mobile devices.

Shopify started its Build-A-Business competition, in which participants create a business using its commerce platform.

Shopify was also named Ottawa’s Fastest Growing Company by the Ottawa Business Journal in 2010. The company received $7 million from an initial Series A funding round in December 2010. Its Series B funding round generated $15 million in October 2011

2013 – Shopify announced the launch of Shopify Payments, which allowed merchants to accept credit cards without requiring a third party payment gateway. The company also announced the launch of an iPad-centric POS system. It uses an iPad to accept payments from credit cards. The company received $100 million in Series C funding in December

2015 – Shopify filed for an IPO on the New York Stock Exchange and Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbols “SHOP” and “SH” respectively. During its debut on the New York Stock Exchange, Shopify started trading at $28, more than 60% higher than its USD$17 offering price, with its IPO raising more than $131 million. Shopify went public on May 21, 2015.

In September, Amazon.com announced it would be closing its Amazon Webstore service for merchants, and had selected Shopify as the preferred migration provider

 

Sources: 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shopify