Shopify: The Next Big Thing When Brennan started at Shopify in early 2011, 40 employees were working out of a cramped Ottawa office on a product that had yet to be in high demand. In 2015, Shopify led Canada’s most successful IPO in recent history and today represents over 200,000 businesses in 150 countries. In this presentation Brennan shares the inside story about Shopify’s growth and success. The Future of Commerce Five years ago, having an ecommerce enabled website was a competitive advantage for a small business. Today, consumers expect far more from their online shopping experience: Amazon has made 2-day delivery the norm, mobile represents over 50% of website visitors, even paying for a purchase with Bitcoin. In this presentation Brennan explores how businesses need to adapt in order to meet the shopping demands of tomorrow. Lessons from Beyond the Textbook Post-secondary learning presents a great growth opportunity for students; however most limit their experience to textbooks and the classroom. In this presentation Brennan shares his personal journey to becoming his school’s most accomplished C-average student.