TETRIX: Discover the Guinness certified largest university challenge in the world
A VTEX-powered initiative, TETRIX is the world’s biggest university challenge. In its third edition ever, TETRIX may still be young, but it is already breaking world records: t was recently recognized by the Guinness World Record (GWR) as the largest business studies competition in the world in 2021.
“Four years ago, when we launched TETRIX, as an educational program to encourage young talent to pursue a digital career, we didn’t know what we were about to achieve. Now, we are honored to have been officially acknowledged by Guinness World Records as the world’s largest business studies competition.”– Mariano Gomide, founder and co-CEO at VTEX.
The competition in question took place between April and October 2021 with over 154 thousand people, from 84 countries, registered. From those, 67,972 participants attempted to complete all stages of the challenge. Then, 24 people from eight different nationalities were selected for the semi-finals and final, which took place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The diversity of nationalities and cultures created a socially diverse environment, allowing people to connect with each other by sharing experiences and pieces of knowledge related to business, digital commerce and technology.
What is the TETRIX challenge?
Promoted by VTEX and with the endorsement of ACCT, AWS, Ecomsur, Elo, FGV-EAESP and Vinneren, the TETRIX challenge aims to foster the digital ecosystem by developing a valuable talent pool of people who are ready for the future.
“We know the importance of encouraging these talents, as the digital industry can bring more balance to an unbalanced world and development to communities.”– Mariano Gomide, founder and co-CEO at VTEX.
How does it work?
One of TETRIX’s main goals is to bring awareness to young talents about digital commerce, ecommerce and technological markets as it introduces them to different careers through a 100-question challenge, divided into 5 stages.
By solving the proposed challenges, the winner wins a fully paid trip to five continents during which they will have the opportunity to visit the biggest tech companies and attend events and seminars about technology and digital transformation.
TETRIX 2021 finalists
2021’s winner was Francisca Avaria, a Chilean student who will fulfill her dream of traveling the world while learning.
“For me, TETRIX was a life-changing experience. I am not the same person as I was before. TETRIX in a word for me would be hope. Hope that the sky isn’t something we cannot reach, and also hope in ourselves, to be aware of what we’re really capable of and use it to improve the world that’s o
ur home.”– Francisca Avaria, 2021 TETRIX winner.
Besides Francisca, the finalists were all women. The Brazilian Nívea Virgolino came in second and in third came Nikita Machigani, all the way from India. Talking about women in tech, in this edition of TETRIX 64% of the participants were women.
Who can participate?
Since the challenge is aimed at shaping young professionals and fostering their curiosity over the digital commerce world, only undergraduates and recent graduates can enroll. If you fit under these criteria, sign up here for the 2022 challenge pre-registrations are already open.
TETRIX is a part of VTEX’s early career initiatives, which aim to encourage seekers of knowledge and shape future digital commerce experts. It isn’t uncommon to meet VTEXers who participated in TETRIX (and you can even spot some winners and finalists amidst our staff).
Creating a community of digital commerce experts and enthusiasts is VTEX’s main goal, orchestrating a trustworthy environment for both our customers and our employees. TETRIX is just one of the ways we do it. Join us!