Author Archives: Nicolas Bry

Reorganization Viewed from the Inside, with Fly The Nest

Cédric Mao and Erwann Rozier founded Fly The Nest to help startups grow, and leave the nest, keeping a consistent and cohesive team in action. Since our article last November 2016, there has been a lot of water under the bridge: hereafter, they update their purpose, share with us the inside reorganization they have understaken. 1) Hi Erwann, could you remind ...

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The Missing Step for Start-ups Who Want to Scale-up

Last November, I attended the speech of David Skok at Web Summit 2018: it was related to startups scale-up in B2B business. I’m sensitive to the topic, being a participant of the Scale-Up Peer Group, and having drafted the Scale-Up Canvas for intrapreneurs who want to scale-up. Nevertheless, I was quite impressed by the quality of David Skok advices, probably ...

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Intrapreneurship at Pernod-Ricard: test and learn in action

Astrid Froment created Kangaroo Fund, an open innovation Fund for the 18,000 Pernod Ricard Employees, and an intrapreneurship program adopting experimentation & lean Start Up. In 2 seasons, it generated more than 250 ideas, 20 finalists, and 10 ideas incubated… She shares with us this exciting story. Following my article on “Dare to be difference makers”, I have seen a lot of ...

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Startups Platform Grow at Bosch: 3 Paths to Transition an Idea into an Innovation Project

Peter Guse joined Bosch’s Research and Advance Engineering Sector as Innovation Manager in 2009. He co-developed the concept of the Bosch Start-up Platform, Grow, that he heads as founding CEO since 2013. Grow platform Gmbh, as the internal incubator, is the platform for start-ups, and an open space for entrepreneurs inside of Bosch. 1) Hi Peter, thank you for taking ...

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BP Technology Group, how technology can impact the energy industry out to 2050

Stephen Cook is Chief Commercial Officer, Group Technology at BP since 2017, committed to  commercial deals in technology-related business development, also cultivating and delivering capability in technology strategy, and intelligence. Can you describe the missions of your entity, the Group Technology at BP? Group Technology is BP’s central innovation function, providing joined-up leadership of technology in BP to create transformational ...

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Intrapreneurship at Telefonica: Innovation Calls and Lean-Startup Development on the Menu

  Susana Jurado is Head of Innovation Portfolio-Product Innovation at Telefónica since 2015. She joined Telefonica in 1998, where she has worked for Telefónica Digital PDI’s (Product Development & Innovation), and in the Research & Innovation direction (Telefonica I+D which coordinates the global strategy of digtal innovation across the group). She has developed expertise in Early Stage Innovation model, and ...

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The Scale-Up Canvas

4 Tips for Intrapreneurs Who Want to Scale-Up While there are many supporting methodologies to start an innovation project (design thinking, lean start-up, business model canvas, blue ocean,…), Lean scale-up by Ash Maurya provides precious guidelines, and metrics, but was not conceived with the case of a corporate start-up / intrapreneur project in mind. Corporate scale-up have actually simultaneously to ...

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Social Innovation and Open Innovation – Two Sides of the Same Coin

Charlotte Peleszezak is graduated in International business law and entrepreneurship from HEC Paris. Her professional thesis examined the link between open innovation and corporate social responsibility within large companies. 1) Hi Charlotte, could you explain the topic of your recollection, crossing open innovation with social innovation? Large companies are becoming aware of their role in the face of growing social ...

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The Harvard Innovation Labs: becoming an experimentation machine

Matthew Guidarelli is an adviser for entrepreneurs across industries; he supports their venture development throughout the startup lifecycle — helping founders build world-positive companies that combine profit & purpose. He was previously part of the leadership team and participated in the evolution & expansion of the Harvard Innovation Labs. He tells us more about that, and about his new venture, Folly ...

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Startups Studio at Orange (Seasons 1 to 3)

The Intrapreneurs Studio program: from season 1 to season 2 In January 2017, we initiated the season 1 of the Intrapreneurs program in a 3 steps process, 1) Application, 2) Qualification, and 3) Incubation, as described in this previous post. In January 2018, we handled the season 2 of the Intrapreneurs program with a very encouraging success reflecting an increasing ...

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