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(Zaragoza, Spain) eBox Technologies was nominated yesterday as one of the ten finalists of Innovate!Europe 2009 Edition. The company was the only Spanish finalist of the event and as one of the finalists, Ignacio Correas, CEO of eBox Technologies, was invited to give a presentation on the company in the closing ceremony of the event.
“We feel very privileged for having been selected to participate in Innovate!Europe 2009” said Ignacio Correas, and continued “during the last three days we have been able to share opinions and to get advice from experts such as Marten Mickos, former CEO of MySQL; Dave Sifry, co-founder of Technorati and John Bautista, partner of Orrick. It has been truly awarding experience and has made us to feel ever more confident of our market orientation and value proposition.”
When asked Marten Mickos’ opinion on eBox Technologies, the former CEO of MySQL answered “I know eBox team and their open source project for quite a long time and I do believe eBox has the potential to disrupt the network server market in a similar way as MySQL disrupted the database market”.
During the spring 2009, over 100 Europe’s most promising startups applied to participate in this three-day program held by serial entrepreneurs, financiers and experts from Europe and United States in Zaragoza (Spain) from the 4th until the 6th of May. eBox Technologies was among the 35 companies selected. In June the Innovate!Europe program continues with an invite-only trade mission to Silicon Valley in which eBox Technologies will also participate to meet high-level audience of venture capitalists, private investors, bloggers and media, facilitating access to financiers, partners and service providers who can further company’s growth.
eBox Technologies is a startup that provides support and services based on eBox Platform, a unified network server that offers easy and efficient computer network administration for SMBs. eBox Platform can act as a Gateway, an Infrastructure Manager, a Unified Threat Manager, an Office Server, a Unified Communication Server or a combination of them. Tight integration of these functionalities allows high automation and important time savings for system administrators. Besides, eBox Platform allows management of different eBox deployments from a central point, making it a very attractive solution for managed service providers.
eBox Technologies was founded in February 2008 in order to offer support and services based on eBox Platform, open source unified network server. 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 Technologies is in negotiations with over 40 partners located all over the globe and employs 11 people.