Etsy, the online handmade marketplace and Ten Thousand Coffees announced a partnership that enables artists and designers to network with established Etsy sellers and other creative industry professionals. With the launch of a new Maker category, aspiring creative types now have an online platform to directly access experts from the Maker community, and request a coffee to exchange ideas and experiences!
Launched in last January, Ten Thousand Coffees is the first youth movement of its kind in the world. It’s a new way for young people to unlock opportunities and share their ideas and for industry leaders to share their experience. They are teaming students, recent grads, and young professionals with leaders and established professionals over a cup of coffee to share insights and start new ideas.
We formed this partnership with Etsy because they are the leading online marketplace
where aspiring creatives can pursue their passions and we are excited to bring our communities together to share ideas and insights” said Dave Wilkin, Founder, Ten Thousand Coffees.
To celebrate the partnership, Etsy is giving away a $5,000 merit-based award to kick-start one lucky creative’s online shop. Details will be announced soon. Those looking to start a new Etsy shop, or build on an existing one, have a lot to gain by connecting with established sellers on Ten Thousand Coffees.
Anyone can join and create a profile for free. Whether you’re a maker, industry professional, just starting out in your craft, in school or still finding your path, there is someone in the Ten Thousand Coffees community who is the right person for you to speak with. Go to www.TenThousandCoffees.com/group/makers and create your profile today.You have the option to leverage the platform in one of two ways:
- Invite someone for coffee: Review profiles and answer questions telling that person why you want to connect.
- Accept coffee invites: Allow users to view your profile and invite you for coffee. Ultimately, you choose who you want to schedule a casual, no strings attached conversation with. If you’re a maker – join the maker category by clicking the ‘Join Group’ button.
For more information on the partnership, or to join, visit www.TenThousandCoffees.com/group/makers