Check out these hot .CO’s in the Shopify Competition! - GO.CO Blog

Shireen Rahjou is the Community & Media Relations Manager for .CO Internet.

Some time ago Shopify announced that its second annual Build-A-Business Competition was kicking off and it would be your chance to receive expert advice and guidance from mentors such as Eric Ries (The Lean Startup), Tim Ferriss (The 4-Hour Workweek) and a number of others. You’d also get a shot at winning a $50,000 investment from your mentor. If that wasn’t cool enough for you – when you join the competition you receive a .CO domain to launch that amazing business of yours on.

We decided to check in with Shopify and see how the .CO-ers  in the Build-A-Business Competition are doing – and we were thrilled to see that a number of them are kicking butt! We were so thrilled, we just had to share some of them with you: – Offering a vibrant variety of hand-knitted cardigans, shawls, scarves and all the supplies you need to knit your own creations, Zen Yarn Garden also creates its own richly saturated hand-dyed colorways on luxurious yarns! – a flat has created the perfect ballet flat that brings together comfort, durability, and flattery in a classic and timeless style. The shoes you see on have been meticulously developed – everything, from the breed of cattle used for the leather sole to the tensile strength of the thread, has been expertly considered. The result is quite possibly the best ballet flat ever made. – Feeling fashion forward? Bubble necklaces are in style and now you can take your pick of a collection of gorgeous necklaces in a series of beautiful colors and styles. It’s the perfect statement accessory to complete your look and it’s conveniently shipped to your door – get yours before they sell out! – Pride & Honor Clothing Co. provides high quality military and patriotic clothing and apparel for U.S. veterans and patriots. With a number of cool designs, it’d definitely worth checking out their t-shirts, iPhone cases, patches and more! – A new line of men’s pants wearable for days without washing or ironing. Sounds pretty unbelievable, right? (Check out the video on if you don’t believe us). Suitable for the office or adventure, these pants fuel an active life. Place your pre-order today! – This craft and design studio in Austin, TX has their hand-made goods up for sale. Browse through handcrafted tea light holders and beautifully designed vessels and a unique collection of on-of-a-kind goods!

After reading about all the .COol things these .CO-ers are doing, we’re feeling really inspired, and we hope you are too! If you’ve been waiting for the “right time” to start your own store online – that time is now! Your Shopify store – complete with guidance from some of the best in the business, your own .CO domain name, and the chance to win $50,000 is just a few clicks away.  You can enter here:

Be sure to tweet @dotco when your Shopify business is up and running so we can help promote you!