Sir Richard Branson Throws Support Behind Shopify's Build a Business Competition

Shopify announced this morning its fifth annual Build-A-Business competition, the world’s biggest entrepreneurial contest encouraging anyone with a great business idea to start selling.

To participate entrepreneurs must open a store and start selling products using Shopify.

Last year alone the competition created 21,000 businesses that sold more than $120 million worth of products in just eight months of existence.

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Lack of Encouragement a Barrier to Girls Pursuing a Career in Science and Math

Recent research findings from MasterCard found that out of the Canadians that considered a career in technology, only 18 per cent were women.

And for those that didn’t choose this career path, one third of women (29%) stated that it was because they didn’t think they had the skillset to get into it or weren’t encouraged (11%) to develop skills in science and math.

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