January 28 2009
eBox Platform has just been nominated as one of the finalists for the Innovate!Europe 2009 Edition. As a finalist, eBox is now invited to participate in the Master Class, a three-day training program held by serial entrepreneurs, financiers and experts from Europe and United States aiming to prepare the startups to go global.
As an Innovate!Europe Master Class Graduate, eBox Platform will also have an opportunity to participate in an invite-only trade mission to Silicon Valley to meet high-level audience of venture capitalists, private investors, bloggers and media, facilitating access to financiers, partners and service providers who can further the company’s growth.
“We are very excited to be in the final stages of Innovate!Europe.” said Ignacio Correas, CEO of eBox Platform. “In difficult economic times it is particularly important to have a first-class advice, learn different points of view and explore new horizons, and the Master Class together with the trade mission to Silicon Valley are some of the best opportunities we could have.”
eBox was founded in February 2008 in order to offer already greatly solicited services and technologies based on eBox Platform, an open source software that allows highly automated and efficient computer network management. The development of eBox Platform started in 2004 and currently counts with approximately 10.000 monthly downloads and 1.000 active contributors. At present, eBox is in negotiations with over 30 partners located on four continents and employs 11 people.
Innovate!Europe is the European version of the successful Demo event, a launchpad for emerging technologies in United States, and it has been organised yearly in Zaragoza, Spain, since 2005. This years’ Innovate!Europe consists of three-part program with the final aim to name the top startup in Europe. The winner is granted a three-month stay at Guidewire STUDIO, an in-residence business accelerator in the heart of Silicon Valley.