Incentive, Social Enterprise Collaboration Platform, Selected for Microsoft Ventures’ Customer Access Program

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As a part of this program, Microsoft will introduce Incentive to customers looking to solve specific business challenges

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"Getting in front of Microsoft’s global customers will be extremely valuable as we continue to grow our company and client base.” Rickard Hansson, CEO and founder

Incentive, a leading provider of a complete, socially powered enterprise collaboration platform for mid-market organizations and enterprise teams, today announced it has joined Microsoft Ventures, a global initiative empowering entrepreneurs around the world on their journey to build great companies. Incentive was selected for the Customer Access Program (CAP).

As the only social enterprise collaboration platform in the CAP, Incentive will be showcased in the Startup Directory, accessible to Microsoft clients worldwide. Launched in July 2013, Microsoft Ventures currently features nearly 200 startups worldwide in the CAP. With thousands of installations worldwide, Incentive serves a wide range of industries, including public sector and non-government organizations, oil and gas, technology and construction with customers such as NATO, Technossus and Triangle Petroleum.

As a part of the CAP, Microsoft will introduce Incentive to its customers looking for startups to solve the business challenges they are facing or looking for new, innovative solutions. All CAP startups are profiled in the Startup Directory that is available for anyone to access and filter down by region and technology. Incentive will also have access to industry events, CAP-specific engagements or customized briefings.

“We are thrilled to have been selected to join this select group of startups in Microsoft Ventures’ Customer Access Program,” said Rickard Hansson, CEO and founder of Incentive. “To be recognized by Microsoft as one of the best and brightest startups today is a great distinction. Getting in front of Microsoft’s global customers will be extremely valuable as we continue to grow our company and client base.”

Microsoft Ventures works with startups at every stage of maturity to provide the tools, resources, knowledge and expertise they need to succeed. Its goal is to help startups scale their business, bring innovative services to market, and reach new customers.

Incentive is making collaboration and intelligence sharing simple and secure by offering airtight data privacy, protection and control of business information. Its easy-to use, socially powered collaboration platform eliminates cluttered workflows by consolidating and standardizing existing apps and tools in a central location. All content – whether a wiki, blog, document, IM or video conversation – is centralized, making it accessible by every employee through a simple, intelligent search. The platform empowers companies and their employees to work, share, communicate and collaborate more effectively and efficiently.

About Incentive
Incentive is a leading provider of a complete, socially powered enterprise collaboration platform for mid-market organizations and enterprise teams that want to achieve improved profitability, increased efficiency and accelerated business results. With an easy-to-use interface, Incentive’s platform enables businesses to capture, collaborate and secure knowledge all in one place by tapping the power of their employees – the collective brain trust – to be better, stronger and faster than their competitors. Designed for organizations using Microsoft apps and architecture, Incentive allows users to take advantage of existing workflow apps, storage systems, and document management tools such as SharePoint in one central location, with single sign on and intelligent search. Its features include wikis, blogs, micro blogging, document collaboration, file sharing, instant messaging, video conversations, social behavior UX and API-based platform for app development. Founded in 2008, Incentive has helped thousands of customers worldwide accelerate positive business outcomes through improved collaboration and communication. The company has headquarters in Los Angeles and Malmo, Sweden. For more information visit http://www.incentive-inc.com and follow on Twitter @IncentiveInc.

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