Ottawa's Shopify Brings Back Build-A-Business Competition (With a Twist)

Ottawa's Shopify has brought back its popular Build-A-Business competition where companies use the startup's e-commerce platform to build real online stores.

Each competition has gotten bigger and bigger, with the last winner, Coffee Joulies, taking home a $100,000 grand prize in February this year. The companies in the competition generated a combined $12 million in revenue in eight months using Shopify's technology.

This year's competition is slightly different. Companies will be given $50,000 plus a personal mentor to help take their businesses "to the next level." Below is an introductory video of the competition.


Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Shopify is a leading cloud-based, multichannel commerce platform designed for small and medium-sized businesses. Merchants can use the software to design, set up and manage their stores across multiple sales channels, including web, mobile, social media, marketplaces, brick-and-mortar locations, and pop-up shops. The platform also provides a merchant with a powerful back-office and a single... more

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