Winners announced for the eBay Sellers Challenge



Congratulations to the following winners of the eBay Sellers Challenge, a contest designed to spark the entrepreneurial spirit among eBay sellers. Participants submitted a business plan in one of four categories and created a short video to share their passion for selling on eBay and why they want to grow their business.

Meet the winners:

First-time Sellers on eBay

Grand Prize Winner: Tori Nichel
Runners up: Sam Widman

Part-time Sellers on eBay
Grand Prize Winner: Ryan Pugh
Runners up: Silas Martine and family

Full-time Sellers on eBay
Grand Prize Winner: Janell Anderson-Ehrke
Runners up: John Eastman

U.S. Veterans and Service Members
Grand Prize Winner: Thomas Costello
Runners up: Jesse Carmona

Grand prize winners were awarded $25,000 from eBay to bring their business plans to life. They will also receive free marketing advice and support from the company. The runners up were awarded $5,000 each to pursue their plans for starting or growing a business on eBay.

Special thanks to the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the world’s largest foundation devoted to entrepreneurship, for their sponsorship and support in making this happen.

Visit the Sellers Challenge website to check out the winning submissions and get resources, tips and advice for starting and growing a small business online. – See more at:

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