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Thomas Capone Presenting at the Shopify NYC Accelerator: NYDLA for Entrepreneurs


Hi Thomas,

I thoroughly enjoyed your presentation on Wednesday at the Shopify  Partner Accelerator office.  It was insightful, impactful and it ignited a new way of thinking about how to grow my business in 2017 and beyond. I would love to support the NYDLA in any way possible.

Nihar Kulkarni

Roswell Studios

NYDLA and Shopify join forces in NYC!

We want to make it easier for you to find your first client; make your first hire; build your first empire.

When Shopify launched their Shopify Partner Studio earlier this year, the headline proudly read, “Why We Rented an Office in NYC and Gave it Away for Free.” But it became so much more than that. Along the way, Shopify realized it’s not just about offering free office space, or giving ecommerce creatives the opportunity to co-work — it’s about building a breeding ground for the next generation of world-class web design and development professionals.

Today, Shopify introduces you to part two in our coworking and collaboration journey: The Shopify Partner Accelerator.

Four offices were rented in four major cities from WeWork, a global platform that provides workspaces, services, and benefits, and we’re putting out a call to freelancers.

Are you interested in coworking, collaboration, Shopify mentorship, and the opportunity to hypercharge your freelance design or development business? If so, this opportunity is for you.

Shopify Partner Accelerator: NYC

Final Applications Due September 23rd!

Apply Today!

What is the Shopify Partner Accelerator?

The Shopify Partner Accelerator enables creative professionals from the ecommerce industry to come together, work on Shopify projects, and grow their technical and entrepreneurial skills faster than they would be able to anywhere else.

Our three-month intensive program has expanded to include four different locations across North America and Europe: New York City, USA; Montreal, Canada; London, England; and Austin, USA.

Not only will successful applicants work in stunning WeWork co-working spaces, they’ll also receive exclusive mentorship, attend hands-on workshops, and meet with Shopify leadership, key members of our development team, and long-time Shopify Experts.

Each resident will enjoy opportunities to meet one-on-one with their regional Partner Manager (your primary point of contact and personal Shopify business coach).

This program is for you if:

  • You’re new to freelancing or want help improving your business/freelance/web design/development skills
  • You want to collaborate with like-minded professionals in your area
  • You want or need a co-working space
  • You want to work closely with Shopify

WeWork 5th Ave NYC Office

WeWork is one of the world’s premier co-working organizations, with over 100 locations and 65,000 members around the globe. They provide stunning work spaces, and focus on building organic communities through meaningful business services and events.

Shopify Partner Accelerator residents will be able to access all educational and business events provided by WeWork, in addition to Shopify programming.

Each office is centrally located, and include some awesome perks like:

  • Fully furnished workspace
  • 24/7 access to the building
  • Conference rooms across all WeWork locations globally
  • Login to the Member Network of WeWork members internationally
  • Access to WeWork buildings in all other cities
  • Invitations to all events and office hours
  • Phone booths
  • Fast and secure Wifi + Ethernet connection
  • 120 black and white prints, 20 color prints a month per desk
  • Access to discounts and deals from partner companies
  • Mail and package handling
  • Guest reception
  • Free coffee and beer on tap

… Did you catch that last one?

Apply Now! Deadline for applications is Friday, September 23rd.

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