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In a world where startups can outgrow 50 years old companies, having an entrepreneurial mindset is an increasingly valuable asset. Bureaucracy can delay the developing of disruptive ideas, but the resources available to corporations sky-rocket the chances of forming successful ventures. Intrapreneurs are lining up to conquer new markets with unprecedented speed and agility for a corporate setting. With Intrapreneur Stories, we want to demystify this role. Hear the stories, learnings, tips and advice from experienced intrapreneurs, and maybe you’ll be inspired to set out on your own adventure.

In a world where startups can outgrow 50 years old companies, having an entrepreneurial mindset is an increasingly valuable asset. Bureaucracy can delay the developing of disruptive ideas, but the resources available to corporations sky-rocket the chances of forming successful ventures. Intrapreneurs are lining up to conquer new markets with unprecedented speed and agility for a corporate setting. With Intrapreneur Stories, we want to demystify this role. Hear the stories, learnings, tips and advice from experienced intrapreneurs, and maybe you’ll be inspired to set out on your own adventure.
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In a world where startups can outgrow 50 years old companies, having an entrepreneurial mindset is an increasingly valuable asset. Bureaucracy can delay the developing of disruptive ideas, but the resources available to corporations sky-rocket the chances of forming successful ventures. Intrapreneurs are lining up to conquer new markets with unprecedented speed and agility for a corporate setting. With Intrapreneur Stories, we want to demystify this role. Hear the stories, learnings, tips and advice from experienced intrapreneurs, and maybe you’ll be inspired to set out on your own adventure.

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@Bundl

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English

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#12 Hugo Pinto: Digital Transformation through Data Monetization: Telefonica Smart Steps

10/8/2018
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What happens when a portuguese guy, a spanish guy and a canadian guy get together to talk about digital transformation? No, it's not the beginning of a joke. It's the start of a corporate venture that is set to improving business operation through real-time data insights. While working at Telefonica Digital, Hugo grew fascinated about the data monetisation business. He then realised that the patterns of movements and density of people have tremendous impact in terms of transportation, and...

Duration:00:32:05

#11 Kenny Henderyckx: Why we’re investing in free-roam VR as a Telco

9/24/2018
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For a bit over a year, Kenny Henderyckx was the lead in the project that ended up being The Park Playground. Launched on May 2018, The Park is a pioneering entertainment venue that means to introduce new technologies, such as free-roam virtual reality, to the general public. This venture started in one of the recurrent innovation tracks within Telenet, one of the biggest Telcos in Belgium, who was quick to spot the untaped potential to integrate such technologies with the current...

Duration:00:18:00

#10 Paul Ellingstad: The Social Responsibility of Corporations

9/10/2018
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Being it donating unpronounceable amounts of money to NGOs, giving away their top-of-the-line products or raising their own foundations and social organisations, philanthropy is no longer just an altruistic action, but also a political game and a race to the best and biggest. When he met Martin Burt, founder of Fundación Paraguaya, Paul knew that Hewlett Packard could do much more for these people. Together, they set on a journey to fight world poverty. They developed a system that allows...

Duration:00:26:10

#9 Yulia Savitskaya: Building a $2M Revenue Business in Leadership Development

8/27/2018
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Based on the vibrant startup hub of San Francisco, Yulia Savitskaya led a small team of intrapreneurs to create an innovative, “powerpoint-free” leadership development program within Great Place To Work - a global management consultancy with franchises in over 40 countries around the World. This meant diving deep into the training processes and challenging the way people within the company were used to sharing and absorbing knowledge. With a very clear vision from the company's founder, and...

Duration:00:22:49

#8 Jason Stamm: A business model for sustainability in the beer industry

8/13/2018
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Jason Stamm joined AbInBev knowing that he would be embarking on a journey of disruptive intrapreneurship. He ended up advocating for sustainable innovation in the beer industry, giving the spent grains a new nutritious and delicious life in the form of Canvas fiber + protein shakes. Backed by AbInBev’s ZX Ventures, this corporate venture is fighting one of the biggest forms of waste in the traditional brewing industry. Jason takes us through his journey of discovery, investigation and...

Duration:00:18:44

#7 Gib Bulloch: Can Social Intrapreneurship Add Value to your Business?

7/30/2018
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Gib Bulloch - author of 'The Intrapreneur - Confessions of a corporate insurgent' - had a traditionally "successful" job in a big corporation, but still felt a sense of unfulfillment. When he discovered the need for his business skills within NGOs, in less developed countries, Gib decided to bridge that gap. Taking full advantage of his position at Accenture, he developed the award-winning Accenture Development Partnerships, a corporate social enterprise that provided Accenture's resources...

Duration:00:26:35

#6 Isabel do Vale: Customers Kept Us Going in a New Market

7/16/2018
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Isabel Almiro do Vale had an unusual experience with intrapreneurship. Instead of growing into the role from within the company, she was hired deliberately by Syngenta to be in charge of a new venture: making a brand out of a flower. Isabel takes us through this journey of creating a customer-faced product in a B2B environment. Her colleagues are mostly scientists who weren't used to look at their flowers from a client's perspective. They had to learn to ask different questions, and to...

Duration:00:26:26

Special Episode: Introducing Afonso!

7/9/2018
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Today we have a special, quite emotional extra episode: we're introducing our new colleague Afonso! Afonso is a venture builder with quite an interesting track record working with corporations, like Linkedin and Adidas. A citizen of the world, Afonso's passport is Portuguese, but he lived in several corners of the world (8 different countries, to be exact), from Brazil to the UK, to Belgium! ► Do you want to share your story with the community? Send an e-mail to afonsor@bundl.com Looking...

Duration:00:08:08

#5 Seppe Van Sever: Building startups outside the corporate walls — the first steps & structure

7/3/2018
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When Seppe de Sever saw a call for creative entrepreneurial people within EDF Luminus, he never imagined he would be one of the two employees that kickstarted the company's first corporate venturing project. Completely detached from EDF Luminus’s environment, resources and data, Seppe set out to solve their clients' biggest needs, while making sure that the solution would be limited to those only. Setting up such an ambitious project is still an ongoing process. “We see everybody is...

Duration:00:20:53

#4 Gil Nimmegeers: The Studio — A Startup-Factory to White-Label Existing Corporate Assets

6/18/2018
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As one of Belgium's biggest banks, Belfius has developed several assets that facilitate internal processes and improve their services and connection to clients. But most of these services could also be applied to other companies, and even other markets. Meet The Studio, an innovation hub that diagnoses pain points within the bank, and generates solutions that help not only their own clients but everyone else too - either by selling their services to other corporations (Spencr.net), or by...

Duration:00:30:47

#3 Christopher Waldner: Intrapreneurship VS Entrepreneurship, The Dilemma

6/4/2018
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Christopher Waldner knew from an early age that he wanted to build companies from scratch. But when it came to choosing an academic path, he found that “entrepreneur” isn’t exactly something you can study for, so he started creating startups on his spare time. Today, with more than 10 years of experience working side-by-side with corporations as an entrepreneur in-residence, Christopher became what he calls a “serial intrapreneur”. On this episode of Intrapreneur Stories, he shares realistic...

Duration:00:39:03

#2 Pieter Dewulf: How to tackle the P2P market & the risks of being an intrapreneur

5/21/2018
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Being an intrapreneur isn't for everyone. Even though you're not investing your own money — like an entrepreneur would—, you still have to give up your job to start a new venture that could result in failure. But for some reason, Pieter Dewulf keeps coming back for more. In this episode of Intrapreneur Stories, Pieter tells us about how he took that leap of faith to disrupt the postal service industry in Belgium, creating what ended up being the peer-to-peer package delivery system Parcify....

Duration:00:31:59

#1 Stijn Van Avermaet: From B2B to B2C

5/7/2018
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What does a company do when a product isn’t reaching its full potential via their traditional B2B2C channels? See how intrapreneur Stijn Van Avermaet, takes Orgalux, one of Van Hoecke’s branches, on the journey to create the company’s first direct-to-market approach. Do you want to share your story with the community? Send an e-mail to afonsor@bundl.com . Looking forward to it! And if you have any questions for our next intrapreneurs, leave it on a comment below. Check out our website:...

Duration:00:16:31

TEASER #1 Stijn Van Avermaet — From B2B to B2C

5/3/2018
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Launching 7th of May 2018! What does a company do when a product isn’t reaching its full potential via their traditional B2B2C channels? See how intrapreneur Stijn Van Avermaet, takes Orgalux, one of Van Hoecke’s branches, on the journey to create the company’s first direct-to-market approach. Do you want to share your story with the community? Send an e-mail to afonsor@bundl.com . Looking forward to it! And if you have any questions for our next intrapreneurs, leave it on a comment below....

Duration:00:00:51