New York, September 28th – VTEX (NYSE: VTEX), the enterprise digital commerce platform for premier brands and retailers, the leader in accelerating the digital commerce transformation in Latin America and now expanding globally, announces today the third edition of its VTEX Accelerator program, with applications open until November 14th.
Since its inception in 2020, VTEX Accelerator has aimed to boost the development of global ecommerce markets in a collaborative manner by helping start-ups to reach their full potential. With this initiative, VTEX hopes to foster collaborative commerce and build a global digital ecosystem for this sector.
Throughout its previous two editions, VTEX Accelerator fomented important results, with a combined pool of 538 applications from more than 44 countries. Moreover, three winners and one finalist of the program — Usedesk, ChatCenter, Photoslurp, and BrainDW, respectively — have already transformed their ideas into fully functional solutions available on the VTEX App Store.
“Participating in VTEX Accelerator was a great experience for our company,” says Gonzalo Baez Veglia, co-founder at ChatCenter Network, one of the winners of VTEX Accelerator. “As winners, we had access to mentoring and ecommerce training. In parallel, the development of the partnership with VTEX allowed us to bring our solution to a global ecosystem of ecommerce operators.”
Applications to the third edition of the VTEX Accelerator program are open between September 13th and November 14th. After a rigorous selection process that will take into account the solutions’ relevance for their regions and their maturity stages, 36 finalists will be chosen to compete in six final events taking place in December. Out of those, 18 start-ups will be crowned winners and will take part in the program starting on February 1st, 2022, benefitting from up to $10,000 USD equity-free grants to develop on the VTEX App Store, expert mentorship, technical support and visibility in the ecommerce ecosystem.
The final selection will be decided by an esteemed jury panel, which in the past has included Mariano Gomide, co-founder and co-CEO at VTEX, Geraldo Thomaz, co-founder and co-CEO at VTEX, Patricia Amaro, former Board Member at Unilever Spain, Gabriel Cabrera, former Latin America Regional Director at SONY and Francisco Ceballos, co-founder of MercadoLibre, just to name a few.
“We are excited to see the VTEX Accelerator program grow even further with this new edition,” mentions Marcos Pueyrredon, Global Executive SVP at VTEX. “We are expecting bold, innovative, and high-quality applications that come up with technological solutions for the current – and future – needs of commerce. Once again, the collaboration will be key to help the best ones flourish, and VTEX is ready to do its part in that process.”
Find more details about VTEX Accelerator and apply for the third edition, until November 14th, here.
VTEX (NYSE: VTEX) provides a software-as-a-service digital commerce platform for enterprise brands and retailers. Our platform enables our customers to execute their commerce strategy, including building online stores, integrating, and managing orders across channels, and creating marketplaces to sell products from third-party vendors. Founded in Brazil, we have been a leader in accelerating the digital commerce transformation in Latin America and are expanding globally. Our platform is engineered to enterprise-level standards and functionality, and we are trusted by more than 2,000 customers with over 2,500 active online stores across 32 countries to connect with their consumers in a meaningful way*.
*Figures as of FY ended on Dec. 31st, 2020