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Rickard Hansson Founder and CEO of Incentive

November 18, 201581 min
Rickard Hansson is the founder and chief executive officer of Incentive. With more than 15 years of experience in the IT industry, Rickard is a serial entrepreneur and self-taught programmer who created Incentive in 2008 based on his belief that internal workplace communication should be a social and collaborative experience. Prior to founding Incentive, Rickard started Mindroute Software in 2002, where he developed Lemoon, a user-friendly content management system (CMS). Within three years, Mindroute became the second largest CMS firm in Sweden, boasting 100 to 150 new clients per year. After the launch of Incentive in 2008, the platform was nominated for Best Software of the Year in Sweden. In 2013, Rickard sold Lemoon’s assets to focus exclusively on Incentive and has since moved Incentive’s headquarters to Southern California’s up- and-coming tech hub, Silicon Beach. Since the founding, Incentive has helped thousands of companies from more than 100 countries accelerate positive bu

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