Claudio and Federico have worked for various years in the ICT sector dealing mainly with mobile app development. During the course of their experience they realised more and more that they needed a tool that would allow them to not have to rewrite the backend every time from scratch. From their meeting the first embryo of BaasBox was born.
BaasBox wins the Cloudseed Contest
In November 2012, the two founders of BaasBox successfully took part in the “Cloudseed Contest” taking first place as the best idea for the cloud business. The prototype of BaasBox as a framework for mobile Backend-as-a- service won the jury over and allowed Claudio and Federico to win a cash prize immediately reinvested into the society.
BaasBox lands on Github
In november 2012 BaasBox also lands on Github presenting to the public the first user management and database functions.
The evangelization starts
Starts the first phase of the evangelization of BaasBox telling of how it is able to accelerate the mobile app development process.
BaasBox and the hackathons
Federico and Claudio are called to support the participating teams at the hackathons that use BaasBox to develop their ideas.
BaasBox comes to marketsandmarkets
BaasBox is inserted into the “Cloud Mobile Backend as-a-service” guide compiled by marketsandmarkets.
Federico and Claudio become trainers
Claudio and Federico start to hold live events with European developers to train them in the use of BaasBox.
One of the most innovative Italian startups
BaasBox is presented among the most innovative projects at the largest Start-up fair in Italy.
Start of the acceleration program at Luiss EnLabs
The BaasBox team was selected to take part in the Luiss Enlabs acceleration program, the largest startup accelerator in Italy. It’s an extraordinary opportunity for the project which became larger and grew exponentially, day after day, throughout the itinerary in EnLabs.
Meeting Michael Widenius
During the acceleration period at Luiss Enlabs, Claudio and Federico met the inventor of MySql, Michael Widenius.
Over 200 apps now use BaasBox
By now we have exceeded quota 200 for the number of apps in the store using BaasBox backend.
BaasBox meets Eugeny Kapersky
The BaasBox team had the great honor of meeting Eugeny Kapersky who, in 1997, founded Kapersky Lab.
Curtains up! It’s time for investor day
With the acceleration finished it was time for Investor Day in Luiss Enlabs during which BaasBox was presented to an audience of 150 investors and business angels opening the capital increase. The acceleration itinerary finished and, during the course of those six months, BaasBox registered a growth of 21.8%.
Capital increase and new shareholders
The growth of BaasBox is confirmed in January of 2014 with a major capital increase and the entry of new shareholders, Venture Group s.p.a, a company listed on the Milan Stock Exchange and Seeweb, a major European cloud provider also quoted since 2016.
BaasBox is among the best startups in Lazio
BaasBox received a money grant from Lazio, putting it among the best startups in the whole region.
Lecturing at the University of Camerino
The BaasBox team was called by the University of Camerino to teach a course to its students of informatics.
Meeting the “King” Riccardo Zacconi
A pleasant surprise, Riccardo Zacconi, founder of “King” and creator of Candy Crush, dropped by the office to meet the BaasBox team.
A chat with Michael Seibel
Claudio and Federico had the pleasure to chat with Michael Seibel, CEO at Y-Combinator, one of the most important startup incubators in the world.
Time to BaasBox enterprise
The first Enterprise version of BaasBox was released installable in the cloud or on the clients’ servers with a monthly assistance contract.
Conference time for BaasBox
During autumn BaasBox sponsored the Pragma Conference, the most important italian conference for iOS dev and Droidcon.
California dreaming, Y-Combinator
During a cold autumn day, the whole team realised a marvellous dream: BaasBox was selected by Y-Combinator for the final selection at Mountain View, San Fransisco. This is one of the most important startup incubators in the world where giants such as Dropbox, Airbnb e Twitch.tv. were born.
BaasBox at the 360 Partners Competition
BaasBox Team flights to Milan to partecipate at the final step of “360 Capital Partners Competition”.
BaasBox at the “John Cabot University”
Even the international universities call on BaasBox for lessons. One of these is the “John Cabot University” in Rome.
BaasBox lands in the Gartner Guides
BaasBox is mentioned in the Gartner guides: “Market Guide for Hybrid Integration Platform-Enabling Technologies” and “Market Guide for Cloud Mobile Back-End Services”
For the love of Sport, BaasBox at SkySport
On the 28th and 29th of May BaasBox took part in the first SkySportHack a hackathon which had as its objective to rethink the way in which Millennials can live sport, before, during and after the events. BaasBox captured the curiosity of the judges with the idea of #WeSky and earned an interview with the heads of SkySport.
BaasBox in Rio with FIDAL
The BaasBox team realizes the app that would accompany the Italian national athletics team during the course of the Olympic games in Rio.
Discovering new worlds, Makemake and LUNA
BaasBox launch his two new products, Makemake for Product Design, and LUNA Development for app development.
Mentors at Lean Startup Program
Federico is one of the mentors for the second edition of “Lean Startup Program” organised from Peekaboo.
Lecturing at the University of Tor Vergata
The BaasBox team was called by the University of Tor Vergata to talk about BaasBox Software and Makemake to its students of engineering.