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.
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
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.