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Announcing the BlueSnap-Elance Scholarship Program

We're excited to announce our participation in a new program geared to help entrepreneurs in digital commerce get the support and talent needed to realize their business goals. Alongside BlueSnap, a global provider of open Cloud Commerce technology and services, and the 1M/1M program, Elance will be awarding 12 entrepreneurs launching or expanding digital commerce ventures their own scholarships to virtually attend the 1M/1M program for one year.

Supported by Silicon Valley entrepreneur, strategist and author Sramana Mitra, the One Million by One Million (1M/1M) initiative has a goal of nurturing one million entrepreneurs to each reach $1 million or more in annual revenue. For the scholarship winners, BlueSnap will provide guidance in establishing their online business presence, so they can get their business up and running quickly. We will then provide Elance service credits to help them hire and manage the online talent they need to order to help them fulfill their business vision—whether that's in the form of programming, creative, marketing or other support.

Applicants must have a concept or existing business providing a digital commerce product or service that offers any of a wide variety of digital goods including "audio and video content, software, casual games and subscription access to publications and services." The deadline for entrepreneur scholarship applications is May 11, 2012. Click here for instructions on how to apply.

For more information, please visit the BlueSnap-Elance Scholarship Program Frequently Asked Questions page. Good luck to all of our digital entrepreneurs!