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What exactly is an Intrapreneur?

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An Intrapreneur is basically an entrepreneur within an existing organization. Intrapreneurship involves individuals or groups of individuals exploring high-risk, high-reward ideas within the safety and support of a larger, well-established structure and tapping into resources to help make their project possible. Intrapreneurship is the process of creating value through leveraging the resources and support system […]

Innovitech: Innovation Driving Development

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Jean-Philippe Gagnon is a young man who holds the future of his family’s business, Innovitech, close to heart. After obtaining a bachelor’s degree in business administration, majoring in entrepreneurship, he has spent the last six years exploring a number of positions within the company, founded by his father in 1989. By working in communications and […]

Élodie Doua: Corporate Intrapreneurship at Its Best

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Élodie Doua is the epitome of a corporate intrapreneur. No, she wasn’t born into a family business. Instead, it was her ambition, determination and skills that led her host company, the highly renowned Havas agency, to champion her as its next intrapreneur. Read on to see how Élodie became a successful corporate intrapreneur – and […]

The Two Types of Intrapreneurs

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Intrapreneurship has three parts to it: an intrapreneur (you), a project (that innovative idea you want to bring forward) and a mentor (an individual within a larger corporation that is willing to provide you with the necessary resources to put your project into motion). The two of you will ultimately become a team, a multigenerational […]

Intrapreneurship: A Win-Win Situation

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Intrapreneurship is unique in its ability to provide value for all stakeholders.   From the intrapreneur’s perspective, it gives them the opportunity to stand out from the crowd, and pave new avenues for growth and rapid advancement for the organization in which they work. It also allows them to work alongside colleagues who are passionate, dynamic, […]

How to Find the Right Mentor…For You

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Why do you need a mentor in the first place? Starting a business can often feel like venturing into the unknown. You’re starting on a brand-new journey (which admit, you are ultra-excited about) but quite frankly, aren’t too sure where to begin just yet. Market strategy, potential business opportunities, financial resources…these are a few among […]

6 Pitfalls Family Intrapreneurs Must Avoid

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Why do some companies consistently succeed at corporate entrepreneurship while myriad others stumble?   There are several ingredients required to succeed at creating new businesses or lines of business within a corporate environment. These include culture, innovation, intrapreneurship best practices, and of course having the right intrapreneurs at the helm. But before an idea makes […]

The Key Elements of an Intrapreneurial Culture

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Intrapreneurs, being unique as they are, look for unique environments in which to work. If you’re looking to attract the best and the brightest, it might be time to re-evaluate your corporate culture. Some questions you might want to ponder over are the following: Do you encourage innovation within your company? Do you have innovation at […]

Setting Your Intrapreneurship Vision

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The Business of Intrapreneurship Series The business of intrapreneurship series tackles key strategic and operational aspects that every established business must consider if they wish to remain entrepreneurial, attract innovators and develop future business leaders. The series is authored by Guillaume Hervé, the Business Families Foundation resident expert intrapreneur and the author of Winning at […]