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SHOPIFY ASIA AND NEWSLOOP APP PRESENT

BUILD A BUSINESS
COMPETITION

Shopify Asia is giving away over S$20,000 cash and a mentorship.

MEET THE MENTORS

Learn the secrets to starting a successful online business.

BIKESH LAKHMICHAND
Co-Founder of iTrain (M) Sdn Bhd

Bikesh is the co-founder of iTrain, South East Asia's No 1 tech training centre. He pioneered mobile development trainings in the region and has major universities licensing their development programmes in Malaysia and throughout SEA. iTrain is one of the first Google Web Academy's in the world and actively conducts iOS education outreach programmes for Apple. Bikesh has also recently founded 1337 Ventures which runs the 1337 Hub, a co-working space for app developers and 1337 Accelerator, Malaysia's first accelerator for App Development with an initial RM5 Million seed fund. He actively travels SEA speaking about opportunities in the mobile app market in a regional event called Mobile Developer Day.

ELIM CHEW
Founder & President of
77th Street (S) Pte Ltd

Elim Chew is the Founder and President of 77th Street (S) Pte Ltd, the leading youth and young adults streetwear fashion and accessories retail chain in Singapore with 5 outlets locally, and a shopping mall in Xidan, Beijing called 77th Street Plaza. Currently, she sits on over 20 boards and committees of public service, youth and community organizations such as being the Board of Director of *SCAPE, an iconic youth community space; Board of Director of School of The Arts and member of Action Community for Entrepreneurship (ACE) of the Ministry of Trade and Industry Singapore.

GENECIA ALLUORA
Founder of Queenz8
Business Group

Genecia Alluora, is South East Asia Woman of Excellence 2010 and the creator of You Are Possible Academy. A beauty queen and entrepreneur, Genecia ventured into entrepreneurship as the founder of Queenz8 Business Group, helping to coach and mentor aspiring entrepreneurs on how to build and market their online businesses successfully. She is also an author and a passionate speaker/trainer for the past 17 years, her topics include Women & Business, Business Start Ups, Personal Branding, Social Media, and Entrepreneurship.

XIAXUE
Singapore Blogger &
Existing Shopify Merchant

Xiaxue a.k.a. Wendy Cheng, is Singapore's most popular blogger. She has been blogging about her life, fashion, and current affairs since 2003, having won multiple blogging awards and sponsorship deals over the years. She recently started an online store with Shopify, selling handpicked labels and goodies for stylish tots aged 0-6 years old.

PRESENTED BY

NEWSLOOP APP

NewsLoop is a news aggregation app that delivers the best of local and international content from over 600 publishers. Choose to read your favourite topics from over 30 news and lifestyle categories. Since its launch in July 2012, NewsLoop has been consistently ranked as one of the top five news app on the iOS App Store and Google Play Store in Singapore. The app is free for download on iOS and Android platforms.

WHAT YOU CAN WIN?

S$20,000 Cash Prize
+
A CHANCE TO MEET YOUR MENTORS

OUR SUPPORTERS

HOW TO JOIN THE COMPETITION?

THINK OF SOMETHING TO SELL

It can be anything, be it fashion apparels, handicrafts, gadgets, or even the world's best cupcakes. The only limitation is your imagination.

CREATE YOUR SHOPIFY ASIA STORE

Shopify Asia makes it easy for you to sell online: choose a template, add your products and begin accepting orders. You can make your first sale the same day you sign up!

GROW YOUR BUSINESS

By entering the Shopify Asia Build A Business competition, you will receive free Google and Facebook credits* to advertise your store as well as 1 year free domain name.

* Terms and conditions apply.

CREATE YOUR BUSINESS

Sell your product with the help from well-established entrepreneurs. Sign up today!

Important Competition Details

Registration will run from September 17, 2014 to March 31, 2015, but you can sign up any time before January 31, 2015. After you have registered, only complete calendar months between October 1, 2014 and March 31, 2015 will be used in the calculation of Gross Sales. You do not need any experience to start an online store; Shopify makes it easy for you.

Any further questions? View the full Competition Rules or the FAQ for more information.