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Shopify Ecommerce Competition

by Tricia Whitlock

Shopify is giving away $50,000 + an all-inclusive trip to NYC + an in-person meeting with your mentor (we hope ours is Lil Jon or the Victoria Secret model) + a complete Shopify POS package + iPad in their ecommerce competition.

JOIN THE COMPETITION

1. THINK OF SOMETHING TO SELL- It can be anything: t-shirts, arts & crafts, gadgets, or even the world’s best cupcakes.

2. CREATE YOUR SHOPIFY STORE- Pick a template, add your products and launch your store. Accept your first order in minutes.

3. GROW YOUR BUSINESS- Just for entering the competition, you’ll receive a free .CO domain for 12 months and $100 in additional advertising from Google AdWords.

4. WATCH THE LEADERBOARD- Your mentors will give you the guidance and advice you need to succeed. Every week you can find your place in the competition leaderboard.

 

MENTORS AND CATEGORIES

FASHION & APPAREL: Daymond John

ELECTRONICS & GADGETS: Tim Ferriss

PHOTOGRAPHY & ART: Chase Jarvis

JEWELLERY & CRAFTS: Tina Eisenberg

SPORTS & RECREATION: Mark Cuban

FOOD & BEVERAGE: Gary Vaynerchuk

HEALTH & BEAUTY: Selita Ebanks

MUSIC: Lil Jon

EVERYTHING ELSE: Arianna Huffington
 

PREVIOUS WINNERS
2012: GameKlip (Ryan French), GoldieBlox (Debbie Sterling), Fresh-Tops (Nella Chunky), SkinnyMe Tea (Gretta van Riel), and Canadian Icons, (Aron Slipacoff). Each met with their competition mentors on an epic VIP trip to New York City.

2011: Coffee Joulies, Dave Jackson and Dave Petrillo are two mechanical engineers from New Jersey. They went on Kickstarter to crowd-source funding Coffee Joulies with a goal of $9,500. They ended up raising $306,944. Coffee Joulies are polished stainless steel beans that regulate the temperature of coffee.

2010: DODOcase, a San Francisco company that makes stylish iPad cases using traditional bookbinding techniques. The founders, Patrick and Craig, have significantly helped the San Francisco book binding industry and are now running a multi-million dollar company.

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