ShopLaunch Success! We helped over 50 new entrepreneurs launch their business in just 2 days!

The Shopify team and new entrepreneurs at #ShopLaunchSF. Photo credit:

ShopLaunch was an amazing, one-of-a-kind 2-day event last week at Shopify’s San Francisco office with a singular goal: to help turn people into the entrepreneurs they’ve always wanted to be.

The photography set up helped merchants take product shots

In under 48 hours our team of Shopify experts helped over 50 entrepreneurs build and launch their stores. We saw people come in with an idea and open their shop mere hours later, and there were more than a few first sales made before they left for the day.

Lia’s first sale happened 5 hours after she walked into ShopLaunch with her idea You can read more about it here.

We helped entrepreneurs along every step of their journey, from concept to store setup, from design and photography through to launch and beyond!

Every entrepreneur we met had an inspiring story that we were thrilled to get to share in.

“When I initially created my store I found it really frustrating trying to be an expert in everything — writing descriptions, taking photographs, pricing, store layout etc. The ShopLaunch event was perfect as I could go from station to station and get feedback from experts in each area so everything didn’t feel so daunting.” — Julie
“As an aspiring entrepreneur, freelance designer, and millennial woman of color, I’ve learned that a rising tide raises all boats. ShopLaunchSF was such a brilliant and inspiring show of skill-sharing, generosity, and passion for creativity. I felt truly empowered and made some great connections with fellow merchants. I am over the moon.” — Brittany

Here’s just a selection of the stores that were launched at ShopLaunch:

Brevity Brand — Launched with the Do Anything Jacket — absurdly comfortable, versatile and easy to care for — it’ll take you from your morning coffee to happy hour. — Dark and snarky humor, printed to order.

EBikeOutpost — Empowering people to turn their rusty old bicycles into an environmentally-friendly and convenient way to get to work, and without getting all sweaty: an electric-assist bicycle!

Excess Comfort — Revolutionary new bedding 36" wider on the head end to keep you both covered.

Fabled — High-end medical workwear for the style-conscious healthcare professional.

Hey Ma Goods — A menagerie of art, apparel, and home goods for the magickal, inspired, and intersectional feminist in all of us.

Jularoo — Funky button accessories and rollable chalkboard mats.

Love Closely — Urban contemporary fashion apparel inspired by free creative expression of mind.

Mac Cutting Boards — Beautiful custom cutting boards.

Uniglitter — Empowers you to look and feel your best with glitter adornments for your face, body, and hair.

Werk Shirt — Born out of a simple idea: celebrate the LGBT culture and make a difference in the process. That’s why a portion of the proceeds from every single sale on this site goes directly to LGBT non-profits. In other words: Look good, Do good!

And, if you’re interested in the ShopLaunch playlist we had playing during the course of the two days, you can find it here.

While we don’t currently have more ShopLaunches planned, we’ll continue hosting our San Francisco Shopify Office Hours! Join our Meetup group to be notified of all our upcoming events where you can learn more and get 1:1 help on your Shopify store, no matter where you are in your journey.

Sincere thanks to everyone who helped make #ShopLaunchSF a huge success!

Team work makes the dream work!