Tag Archives: Entrepreneur

The Importance of Coaching Intrapreneurs

Evan Burton is a UX Designer, Usability Engineer, Data Science Enthusiast, finishing a master’s degree in Usability Engineering. He’s currently writing his masters thesis on corporate intrapreneurship and innovation, with a focus on corporate acceleration and incubation, and how to best support intrapreneurs in the process of defining and developing their ideas into products or services for their company. Evan claims ...

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The sky is the limit at INFINITI Lab

Darren Plested is Head of Business Development & Lab, at INFINITI, the luxury brand for cars, with powerful elegant design, technological power and performance, and in-car connectivity. INFINITI has recently opened the INFINITI LAB, dedicated to “world’s boldest innovators as they work to advance our lives”. Darren gives us an hand to explore the LAB. 1) Hi Darren,  would you tell ...

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Accelerating Corporate Startups at Telekom UQBATE

ChallengeUp Team

Johannes Nuenning is VP of the Deutsche Telekom incubator, targeting employees who want to realize their idea, and become entrepreneurs: yes, en-trepreneur, and not necessarily in-trapreneur! Johannes acts as business angel for corporate entrepreneurs, developing entrepreneurship, and creativity mindsets within this large corporation. He kindly takes us through the mission, and the organization of this ambitious accelerator. Attracting, and supporting ...

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True Corporate Innovators Aren’t Who You Would Expect

Corporate innovation managers have one of the most difficult but necessary challenges in any organisation: trying to disrupt the organisation from the inside. An entrepreneur’s natural style of working is nimble. They take risks and swerve bureaucracy. They have decision making rights about where to spend time, money and resources. So, when entrepreneurial employees or ex-entrepreneurs are hired into corporate ...

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Managing Business Growth Through Innovation

Innovation Excellence

Business growth is great, right? Seeing your company develop and evolve into something bigger and better is the goal of every entrepreneur, and I’m the same as everyone else in this case. However, as I’ve learned from experience, growth is not always a good thing. Please, don’t get me wrong, the fact of growth itself is fantastic. The ‘not good’ ...

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Three Insights for Innovators from Elon Musk

Elon Musk was born in South Africa in 1971. He got his first computer at the age of 8 and learned to program. At 17 he went to University in Canada and subsequently settled in the USA where he founded a company, Zip2, which provided online travel guides. Zip2 was an early internet success and in 1999 he sold it ...

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The Social Media Lab from Belgium

Social Media Data

François Lambotte, PhD in Management Science, professor, and deputy dean of ESPO (University in economical, scoial, political, and communication sciences)  is heading the UCL Social Media Lab. UCL means Catholic University of Louvain, a great city near Brussels in Belgium. But what does Social Media Lab encompass? François tells us more about it. Nicolas Bry: What is the reason why ...

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The Role of Confidence in Innovation

So, I’m not the most confident guy out there. In fact, being shy and generally introverted (INFP, represent!), I tend not to exude “confidence”. But in coming up with a topic to write about, this got me thinking… maybe confidence isn’t the cliché assertive, narcissistic alpha-person that often comes to mind when confidence is being discussed. Maybe, instead, it includes ...

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