Box has launched a new program for developers called the Box Innovation Network. The company hopes the program encourage third-party enterprise application development for its cloud computing platform. In addition the company will invest $2 million with developers who are creating new enterprise apps that run in the Box.net ecosystem.
“Slow-moving enterprise software giants have produced very little innovation in recent years,” said Box founder Aaron Levie. “Closed ecosystems have made it all but impossible for outsiders to create compelling experiences for customers. 45,000 developers currently use our API to build new technologies. I’d love to see what 100,000 developers can do.”