San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) February 19, 2015
PrestaShop, an industry leader in open source solutions for ecommerce, is launching an eBusiness Plan competition open to all future e-merchants. Five winners will receive personalized coaching by the leader in online business and get the chance to try their hand at becoming the next ecommerce success story. Candidates have until March 4th to submit their Business Plan online.
A Helping Hand for Future E-merchants
Created to celebrate the release of PrestaShop Cloud, the fully hosted version of the PrestaShop ecommerce platform, the eBusiness Plan competition made its debut last week.
Anyone with an ecommerce business idea (selling a product or service through an online store) is eligible to enter the competition by sending a business plan in French--or any other language--via the competition website by March 4th (submissions are confidential). A practical guide to writing an eBusiness Plan is available on the same site to help entrepreneurs prepare and write their plan.
The jury will evaluate projects based on their originality, implementation strategy and viability. The jury is made up of 5 members of the PrestaShop team, including founder Bruno Lévêque, who created PrestaShop in 2007.
Five winners will receive personalized coaching from PrestaShop to create their online stores:
- Gold Pack: 1 free domain name for 1 year + 1 store template (Premium Theme) + online store setup and launch + 3 modules of the winner’s choice from among the “Bestsellers” on the Addons Marketplace + PrestaShop User Training + Essential Support Plan ($2000 value).
- Silver Pack: PrestaShop User Training + Essential Support Plan + 3 modules of the winner’s choice from among the “Bestsellers” on the Addons Marketplace ($900 value).
- Bronze Pack: PrestaShop User Training + 3 modules of the winner’s choice from among the “Bestsellers” on the Addons Marketplace ($500 value).
- 4th and 5th places: 1 year of ecommerce coaching with PrestaShop ecommerce experts ($300 value).
PrestaShop, Committed to Helping Start-ups
The release of PrestaShop Cloud illustrates the strong ties PrestaShop has with small business. PrestaShop launched PrestaShop Cloud for all the entrepreneurs out there who are getting ready to take the plunge and join the ranks of small businesses already invigorating the economy. The solution gives entrepreneurs the ability to create an online store for free, in just a few clicks and requires no technical knowledge to get started.
PrestaShop was founded in 2007 with a mission to provide world-class ecommerce software through open source innovation. Today more than 200,000 ecommerce stores run on PrestaShop technology. The company provides software that enables users to have an online store at the lowest cost possible. The PrestaShop open source community includes 700,000 merchants, developers and web agencies from around the world. PrestaShop is the proud 2014 winner of two CMS Critic Awards for Best eCommerce Solution for SMBs, and Best eCommerce Solution for the Enterprise. The company has offices in the US and France, and is funded by Serena Capital, XAnge Private Equity and Seventure Partners.
For more information, please visit http://www.prestashop.com