Today we’re excited to announce the winners of Shopify’s fourth annual Build-A-Business Competition.
During the eight month competition, more than 21,000 entrepreneurs created new businesses that sold more than $120 million in products.
When they entered the competition, each participant chose a category best describing their shop. The store that sold the most in each category during a two month period would take home the prize.
Each of our winners will receive $50,000 and a VIP trip to New York City to meet with industry experts who will become their mentors. In addition to the money and NYC trip, winners will also receive a Shopify POS package with an iPad.
The number of participants in this year’s competition more than doubled over last year, and the total amount of revenue generated nearly tripled. It’s pretty inspiring to witness brand new businesses go from zero to multi-million dollar companies on Shopify in the span of a few short months.
Here’s a visual overview of the competition, including our 10 winners.