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Hack To Start
Episode 63

Atlee Clark

Apps and 3rd party devs @Shopify.

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Atlee Clark is the Head of App Store and Third Party Development at Shopify, a platform to help you sell online, in-store, and everywhere in between. Atlee joins us to share her story as an entrepreneur, why doing complete 180s is more helpful to your career, how she lead the C100 for over 4 years, what her day-to-day role at Shopify is like, what is was like going through an IPO, and much more!

Main Objectives For This Episode

  • Learn more about Atlee.
  • Learn more about the C100.
  • Learn more about how Atlee joined Shopify.
  • And more!

Episode Overview

Atlee Clark is the Head of App Store and Third Party Development at Shopify, a platform to help you sell online, in-store, and everywhere in between.

Atlee joins us to share her story as an entrepreneur, why doing complete 180s is more helpful to your career, how she lead the C100 for over 4 years, what her day-to-day role at Shopify is like, what is was like going through an IPO, and much more!


What You'll Learn In This Episode

  • How Atlee got into startups & entrepreneurship.
  • How Atlee created the opportunity to lead the C100.
  • Why doing complete 180s in your life will payoff.
  • What it's like working at Shopify.
  • Why experiential commerce is the future.
  • What it was like going through an IPO.
  • And more!

Some Of The Questions We Ask

1:28
Where are you from, what did you study and how did your passion for entrepreneurship start?

3:26
You were previously the executive director for the C100 for over 4 years. For those who might not know, what is C100 and how did make that opportunity happen?

13:22
So you’re currently the Head of App Store and Third Party Development at Shopify. For those who might not know, what is Shopify and how did this opportunity come about?

19:55
What is experiential commerce and why do you think it’s going to be so important?

23:40
How does the App Store & Third Party Development contribute to the continued growth and success of Shopify?

26:08
You joined Shopify about a year ago and just went through an IPO a few months back. What was this experience like for you?

28:24
What’s next for you and Shopify?

30:06
What’s are some of the most recent apps you’ve downloaded or used? What are some of your favorite Shopify stores or products sold through Shopify?

33:46
Any recommendations on some great content that you’ve come across lately?

38:35
Any last thoughts or personal mottos that you live by that you think others should know about?


Here are some of the most important links and resources mentioned throughout the show.

Twitter Handles & Websites

Atlee on Twitter
Shopify on Twitter
Shopify on the web
C100
Tyler Copeland on Twitter
Franco Varriano on Twitter

Devices, Apps, & Books

Strava
Kit
Gmail
Pocket
Susty Party
The Shore Project
Verve Coffee Roasters
Difficult Conversations
Boys In The Boat
Tobi Lutke, Accelerate Ottawa 2013 Keynote

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