Deadline:  5:59 am CET or 11:59 pm EST on March 31, 2016 | Apply here
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 Residents of the USA, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Denmark, Spain, Canada
New York City and Oheka Castle in Long Island

The Entrepreneurial Experience of a Lifetime. Create a Shopify store and sell the most for your chance to win.

9 Mentors. 5 Days. 1 Castle. YOU.

An exclusive week of hands-on mentorship with some of the best entrepreneurs in the world, as well as exclusive access and full accommodations at the world-famous Oheka Castle – aka The Great Gatsby mansion. Winners will start their five-day retreat at the New York Stock Exchange where they will ring the Opening Bell® and have their name displayed on a banner adorning the facade of the historic building. After the bell ringing, you’ll be interviewed live by CNBC about your business.

Five lucky winning companies will join on this entrepreneurial experience of a lifetime. Here’s how to get there:

Create a new store: Have a great business idea that you’ve always wanted to explore? Here’s your chance! Launch an online store with Shopify to enter the competition.
Compete to sell the most: Next, it’s time to get selling. After the eight-month competition, we’ll calculate your sales. Sell the most during the competition, and receive our grand prize.
Get mentorship: You could earn the opportunity to seek advice and guidance from our all-star entrepreneurs while we send you on the trip of a lifetime.

Eligibility: Shopify Build-A-Business VI Competition (“Competition”) is open to legal residents of any 1 of the United States (excluding Arizona, Maryland, Vermont, Delaware, Louisiana and Montana), the District of Columbia, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Denmark, Spain and Canada (collectively, “Territory”) who are over the age of maturity in their country, province or state of residence. Employees of Sponsors, its divisions, affiliates, subsidiaries or advertising agencies associated with this Competition, and relatives of and those living in the same household as such individuals are prohibited from entering.

How to Enter: Eligible entrants may participate in the Competition by completing the following steps:

  1. Creating a new business account on Shopify or Shopify Build a Business at any time during the New Business Period.
  2. agreeing to enter the Competition on the Competition entry page located at Shopify (“Entry Page”) between October 1, 2015 at 12:01 A.M. North American Eastern Time/6:01 A.M. Central European Time and May 31, 2016 at 11:59 P.M. North American Eastern Time/5:59 A.M. Central European Time. The holders of all eligible accounts opened on during the New Business Period may enter the Competition by inputting their store information into the Existing Customer entry form on the Entry Page; and
  3. operating that business on for a minimum of sixty (60) consecutive days during the Competition Period (defined below) and continuing to operating that business on through prize awarding.

View the full Rules or the FAQ for more information.

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