Bigcommerce, the fastest growing e-commerce platform for businesses of all sizes, announced today the company will be the first ever host of the E-Commerce Circle for the fourth annual Global Startup Battle (GSB) produced by Up Global. GSB is an annual event that brings together a global community of entrepreneurs competing in a worldwide startup competition with the winners bringing home a variety of prizes. The competition will be held on November 15 and November 22 in conjunction with Global Entrepreneurship Week (http://www.unleashingideas.
Bigcommerce will lead the judging panel for the E-Commerce Circle competition, singling out the most innovative, smart, enthusiastic and promising team for a month-long e-commerce immersion experience at Bigcommerce. The experience includes a personal e-commerce coach, collaborative office space, your own online store with built-in marketing tools to help you sell more, tickets to SXSW Interactive and an opportunity to meet face-to-face with execs from Bigcommerce to discuss and refine your business growth strategy. Bigcommerce will cover travel and event expenses so the winner can hunker down to make their online startup a success with mentorship from the experts who work with online businesses every day.
“The Global Startup Battle provides a great opportunity for entrepreneurs to connect with and learn from each other, providing new ideas and opportunities to build their businesses in this fast-paced market,” said Steve Case, Chairman and CEO, Revolution and Chairman of UP Global. “As access to the $250 billion global, online marketplace for retailers and merchants, is increasingly democratized, e-commerce provides a compelling opportunity for young startups to go toe-to-toe with giants in their space.”
“We know that every startup is a journey and every entrepreneur starts with an idea, a vision and a dream to make it big,” said Eddie Machaalani, founder and CEO at Bigcommerce. “E-commerce is one of the fastest ways to get your business off the ground and the E-Commerce Circle was created because we have the tools, experience and knowledge to help these online entrepreneurs become successful.”