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Have an Idea for an Online Store? Cash and Expert Advice From New .Store Contest Could Make it Happen

The current global pandemic has prompted millions of consumers around the world to start shopping more online. At the same time, entrepreneurs have created a boom in the domain market in a scramble to build online stores to meet the surging demand. Many of those would be store owners are people who lost or left their jobs in the brick and mortar world due to Covid concerns. They are ready to be their own boss and have a good idea in mind, but aren't sure how to go about making their dream come true. 

That makes a new contest from Radix's .store domain registry, sponsored by Shopify, an especially timely one. Dubbed #Idea to .Store, the contest is offering a $30,000 cash prize pool, plus mentoring from judges who are leading experts in ecommerce, including Seth Godin, Entrepreneur, Best-selling Author, & Speaker; Natalie Ellis, CEO & Co-founder, BossBabe; Danielle Canty, President & Co-founder, BossBabe; John Lee Dumas (JLD), Founder & Host, Entrepreneurs on Fire podcast; and Neha Naik, Sr Director of Channel Partnerships at Radix...and that's not all. The $20,000 Grand Prize winner will have a chance to chance to be on David Meltzer’s 2 Minute Drill aired on Bloomberg TV and Amazon Prime.

Seth Godin said, “The #IdeaToStore Contest gives folks who have been dreaming of getting online a push to actually turn their dreams into reality. The move to online commerce has created a wide-open space for people to do work that matters for people who care.”

Suman Das, Sr Brand Director, .Store Domains, added "Through this contest, .Store Domains is furthering its commitment to making it easier for to-be entrepreneurs to take the first step towards turning their idea into an online store. We created the #IdeaToStore Contest because we realized that there are so many incredible ideas that never come to fore because of lack of validation, mentorship, seed money, and even motivation. We have included all of those components into this contest in a way that’s exciting and fun.”  

To submit an entry, participants just need to sign up on the #IdeaToStore contest website and subsequently post their ideas on Instagram. The entries will be judged on the basis of their creativity and engagement on the Instagram post before moving to the next round where select finalists will present their ideas live to the judges.

The contest will accept entries until November 14, 2021 and winners will be announced on November 23rd on .Store Domains’ Instagram handle, @getdotstore

(Posted October 22, 2021)  


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