These entrepreneurs are leading 8 of the fastest-growing new retailers in the world

Shopify announce winners of "Build a Bigger Business" Contest
By Richard Feloni.

The founders of eight of the fastest-growing online retailing startups are headed to Tony Robbins’ Fiji resort, Namale, this week.

They’ll be getting group and personal mentoring from a celebrity cast of coaches that includes Robbins, Tim Ferriss, Daymond John, and Marie Forleo.

They are the winners of Shopify’s first “Build a Bigger Business Contest,”an offshoot of its popular “Build a Busines” competition series. Shopify is an Ontario-based tech company that provides entrepreneurs with an online retail platform. It partnered with Ferriss in 2008 when Ferriss pitched the idea of starting a competition for new startups using the Shopify platform.

The annual prize evolved from minimal funding to in-depth retreats with celebrity mentors including Robbins, who has had many high-powered business clients over the last 30 years — like billionaire investor Paul Tudor Jones. Last year, Robbins approached Shopify with the idea of developing a similar contest for young companies that were further along in their development.

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