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5th Annual CREA Charrette
November 15th, 2021


CREA (Canadian Retail Education Association) x Shopify = STORE HACKER CHALLENGE


The 5th annual CREA Charrette is a one day intensive, interdisciplinary team learning experience.  


Each year CREA works with an industry partner to identify realistic business problems and design an exceptional and experiential learning experience for students who are passionate about RETAIL. 


This year, CREA has partnered with Shopify for a one-day Store Hacker Challenge.  This one day challenge will involve University and college students from across North America who are passionate about retail.  In this one-day challenge students will be placed into inter-disciplinary teams to develop an e-commerce website for a small business using the Shopify platform.  Each team will include approximately 4 students, the small business owner, a student coach and a dedicated Shopify expert mentor.   


The event will be held virtually over the Zoom platform.

Date: Monday November 15, 2021

Time: 9:30am-5:00pm EST


Q1: When can I register?

Answer: Today!  Students, faculty members and small businesses can register by clicking the Register Now button at the bottom of this page. 

Q2: Can students form their own teams?

Answer: No, we will be placing students into inter-disciplinary teams.  This way you get to connect with other like-minded students from other institutions.  But, you and your friends are encouraged to register!

Q3: Do students have to commit to attending the event for the whole day?

Answer: Yes, in order to participate in the CREA Charrette you must be able to commit to working with your team the whole day AND participate in icebreaker exercises with your team the week prior.

Q4: How much does it cost?

Answer: $10.00 CDN per student. Small businesses do not pay a fee to participate.

Registration is now closed.
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