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Shopify resumes Build a Business contest
Ottawa-based electronic commerce company Shopify has resumed its "Build a Business" contest promotion for a fifth year. The initiative is aimed at entrepreneurs. Participants can enter by opening a store and beginning to sell products using Shopify's system. At the end of two months, the five stores that have sold the most product will win a five-day trip to Necker Island, a private island in the Caribbean owned by Richard Branson of Virgin Group. During the trip, the winners will engage in mentorship activities with businesspeople including Branson, Daymond John of Fubu and authors Tim Ferriss, Marie Forleo and Seth Godin.
"Over the years, I have witnessed thousands of people start and grow successful businesses using Shopify," said Tobias Lutke, CEO of Shopify. "Becoming an entrepreneur is a dream for many people and Build a Business provides the platform needed to kickstart business ideas into a reality. Providing mentorship along the way has proven to be an invaluable tool and this year, we've brought together an all-star team to provide the guidance needed for these businesses to succeed."