You may have heard of Microsoft’s Live Labs, Office Labs, adCenter Labs. Get ready to add one more Microsoft incubator that is designed to speed up the delivery of Microsoft-created innovations to market: Startup Labs.
Startup Labs falls under Chief Software Architect Ray Ozzie’s organization. Like the other aforementioned Microsoft Labs, Startup Labs will incorporate multiple product-development projects. Unlike Microsoft’s other incubators, some of the Startup Labs projects will be in early prototype stage, while others will be in beta and beyond. As with Microsoft’s other labs, the focus is on building a commercial product, rather than on research for research’s sake.