Amazon has announced the launch of the first edition of Amazon Campus Challenge in Spain. The contest offers students from all over the country the opportunity to partner with real companies, most of them small and medium enterprises (SMEs), to help them start selling online at Amazon and expand their business to other European countries.
The contest is open to students over 18 years of age who are studying at a higher level during the academic year 2019-2020 in a center in Spain. The registration period is open until December 20, 2019 and teams can register on the challenge website: https://www.amazoncampuschallenge.es/es/. Teams will have to choose a company that has not yet created an account to sell on Amazon. After identifying a company to collaborate with, students will define and implement an e-commerce strategy for their businesses before the competition begins on February 17. To succeed, they will have to delve into all the possibilities that Amazon offers to develop a brand, set up specialized stores, promote their products, distribute and export.
Amazon benefits generated by the contest will be donated to a non-profit organization. For a complete description of the contest and the rules, see the website: https://www.amazoncampuschallenge.es/es/.
“Amazon Campus Challenge is a great opportunity for students to apply what they have learned academically and develop their business skills in a real environment,” said Mariangela Marseglia, Amazon VP and Country Manager in Spain and Italy. “Students can offer a lot to small businesses: a fresh perspective, bold ideas and the opportunity to explore online sales as an additional and successful channel.”
The contest will last until the end of May 2020 and at the beginning of June a panel of Amazon executives will choose the winning teams based on turnover, units sold by the company and performance note, based on customer feedback and index of Defective orders or delay. There are 28,000 euros in prizes, of which 10,000 euros will go to the winning team. In addition, the finalist and winning teams will receive AWS credits through the AWS Educate program. Subject to qualification and availability criteria, winning teams may have the opportunity to have an interview to work at Amazon.