24 Hour hackathon/Industry Project
To find ways that Shopify can better leverage its Ecosystem to make entrepreneurship more accessible than ever before.
of Shopify's merchants
estimated that Shopify's stores close before making a single sale
of entrepreneurs are directly or indirectly affected by mental health
Gender-based barriers not only affected female entrepreneur's mental health but also added pressure to their work and hindered their success
HOW MIGHT WE...
help young female entrepreneurs gain peer support in order to decrease dropout rates?
EXPAND TO NEW MARKETS
Help Shopify reach new global markets by connecting people around the world to help upscale their businesses, as well as promote collaboration and partnerships.
Create a space to encourage and provide incentives for merchants to become peer mentors, especially with a focus on mental health and awareness.
Test the effectiveness of the emotional support feature, focus on the user satisfaction and drop out rate.