Shopify Has Announced Their Build A Business Winner!
Build A Business competition which is catered to entrepreneurial small business owners. The goal is to sell as fast as you can in order to generate the most revenue out of your online store. The prize pool is unlike any other competition in its class with $500,000 in prizes to dish out to the winners. This is not your typical $100 gift card competition you generally see. Shopify continues to raise the bar with evenets such as this. How can you not love a company who’s willing to pay you to open up and successfully run a business? With over 3,000 entrants, $12 million dollars in products, and eight months of hard work, the winner has been announced by Shopify!
Before we reveal the winner, you have to check the amazing grand prize:
* $100,000 cash
* A VIP trip for two to New York including round-trip airfare, hotel and spending money.
* While in New York, have lunch with Seth Godin. (author of Tribes, Purple Cow and countless business bibles.)
* One-hour business advice session with Gary Vaynerchuk, best-selling author ofCrush It and The Thank-you Economy.
* VIP trip to California where you have dinner with Tim Ferriss, visit the Googleplex and receive a personal AdWords consultation. Tim is the best-selling author of The 4-Hour Work Week, The 4-Hour Body and, soon, The 4-Hour Chef.
And the winner is…
“Dave Jackson and Dave Petrillo (commonly referred to as ‘The Daves’) are two mechanical engineers from New Jersey. They went on Kickstarter to crowd-source their funding of Coffee Joulies with a goal of $9,500. They ended upraising $306,944 with 4,818 backers. They’re one of Kickstarters most successful projects, and they’re also one of Shopify’s fastest growing online stores. Coffee Joulies are polished stainless steel beans that regulate the temperature of coffee.” -Shopify.
Check out the infographic for an overview of the competition: