Announcing the 4th Shopify Build A Business Competition

Here’s who will be helping you sell this year.

Fashion & Apparel

Daymond John | @TheSharkDaymond
Daymond created the fashion brand FUBU. His marketing savvy helped the company reach over $6 billion in sales. Daymond is a regular investor on ABC’s Shark Tank, and helps guide small businesses on the road to success.

Electronics & Gadgets

Tim Ferriss | @tferriss
Tim is the author of the New York Times bestseller The 4 Hour Workweek. Aside from being an advisor to Shopify, Tim is an active angel investor, having previously invested in StumbleUpon, Facebook, Uber and Twitter.

Photography & Art

Chase Jarvis | @chasejarvis
Chase is an award winning photographer, director, and media entrepreneur. In addition to his work creating campaigns for brands including Nike, Apple, and Starbucks, Chase is widely recognized for his picture-editing app Best Camera.

Jewellery & Crafts

Tina Eisenberg | @swissmiss
Tina is a graphic designer and businesswoman whose blog “swissmiss” is visited by millions. Tina has founded numerous startups including TeuxDeux, CreatingMornings, StudioMates and Tattly.

Sports & Recreation

Mark Cuban | @mcuban
Mark is a self educated technology entrepreneur whose early success came in the late 1990’s when he sold his company to Yahoo! for a reported $6 billion. Mark is the sole-owner of the NBA franchise the Dallas Mavericks.

Food & Beverage

Gary Vaynerchuk | @garyvee
Gary turned his family liquor store from a $3 million to $45 million business by being one of the first to sell alcohol online. He created and hosted Wine Library TV and the Daily Grape, drawing millions to his weekly wine review videoblog.

Health & Beauty

Selita Ebanks | @SelitaEbanks
Selita is an internationally recognized model and social marketer. She has appeared in magazines Vogue and Glamour and is best known for her work as a Victoria’s Secret Angel. Selita is the founder of the charitable organization the “Women’s Coalition for Empowerment and Opportunity”.


Lil’ Jon | @LilJon
Lil’ Jon is a rapper, producer, and DJ whose work has had a profound effect in the evolution of the hip-hop genre of music. As a producer, he has worked with artist as diverse as Snoop Dogg, Britney Spears, and Usher.

Everything Else

Arianna Huffington | @ariannahuff
Arianna is the author of thirteen books and the founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post Media Group. Since starting in 2005, Arianna has twice been named on the Time 100 list and most recently, Forbes’ 2013 Most Powerful Women List.

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