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An Inside Peek at The Huffington Post

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Earlier this month, the Huffington Post newsroom opened its doors to 10 successful startups.

Those entrepreneurs were winners of Shopify's Build A Business Competition, and part of their prize package included a tour of 770 Broadway where Huffington Post's magic happens.

Want an inside look at The Huffington Post? Take a look at the video below, and fast forward to 1:33. Watch it the whole way through and you'll also get some background on the competition, the winners, and a series of all-star mentors who provided their expertise.

The winners flew in from all over the world -- from Canon City, Colorado to Adelaide, Australia. They won the competition by selling the most in their category over an eight-month period. The competition resulted in 21,000 entrepreneurs who created new businesses that sold more than $120 million in products.

Each winner was paired with a mentor that provided them with a one-on-one mentorship session to discuss their business.

One of those mentors was The Huffington Post's own Arianna Huffington. Her winner was Drones Etc., a Utah-based aerial photography quadcoptor retailer.

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While the winners were at The Huffington Post, they also got to participate in a panel discussion with Arianna's Chief of Staff Herbie Ziskend, VP of Brand Jordan Freeman, Deputy Managing Editor Kiki Von Glinow, and Deputy National Editor Carly Schwartz.

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Topics included media strategies for how best to tell meaningful stories, and the changing landscape of marketing campaigns.

If you missed out on this Shopify Build A Business Competition, stay tuned for the next one! It launches on Sept. 18, and rewards people who are making their entrepreneurial dreams come true.

Want a clue about this year's competition? Take a peek at the Shopify Blog.