Nearshore IT outsourcing firm iTexico has been awarded Mexico’s coveted National Entrepreneurship award in the small business category. The Austin, Texas-based outsourcer has a delivery center in Guadalajara, the city known as “Mexico’s Silicon Valley.”
Presented by the the Mexican Government, the National Entrepreneurship Award serves as recognition for the impact the recipient’s business has had on the national economy. It was handed out in a colorful ceremony chaired by President Enrique Peña Nieto.
“Our team’s expertise and work ethic has moved the IT services sector in Mexico significantly, proving that talent in Mexico can match the best in the world in quality and service,” said iTexico’s India-born Chief Executive Officer Anurag Kumar.
iTexico also received the Special Productivity Award, which is given to organizations whose performance is significantly higher than the national average.
“When we launched iTexico in 2011 and started building our team in Guadalajara, we had no idea how much impact we would have in terms of employee development and growth in Mexico,” Kumar added. iTexico‘s Mexican workforce has risen to 80 professionals from a dozen employees three years ago.
iTexico is one of a few American software outsourcing service firms capitalizing on Mexican technology talent. One of its unique offerings is Team as a Service (eTaaS), which allows customers to receive expert assistance and infrastructure support from experienced professionals.
The IT outsourcing firm, which has about 80 clients in North America, said that it was selected from more than 8,500 applicants. The winning entrants included ten entrepreneurs and two educational institutions.