17 episodes

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.

    Guy Claesen — The symbiotic relationship between startups and corporations

    Guy Claesen — The symbiotic relationship between startups and corporations

    Our guest today is serial venture builder and former CEO of eXpanded Media Guy Claesen. We learned all about how eXpanded Media grew from a small internet tech unit within Ubizen (an internet security corporation), to a fully functional and independent company. You’ll also get some great insights on how startups in the ’90s were already changing the way we think of innovation. You don’t want to miss it!

    Click here to learn more about eXpanded Media, a corporate startup within Ubizen.

    • 22 min
    Jochem Baars — Cutting through the red tape of large organizations

    Jochem Baars — Cutting through the red tape of large organizations

    Jochem Baars is the intrapreneur behind Tellow, a bookkeeping app for freelancers created at Rabobank. Baars was able to conceptualize, prototype and launch the first MVP in less than 1 year. An impressive feat, if you consider the bureaucracy and corporate walls within what is the 2nd largest bank in The Netherlands.

    In this episode if Intrapreneur Stories, Jochem Baars takes us through his journey at Rabobank and shares invaluable tips for corporate innovators looking to cut through the red tape at large organizations.

    Learn more about Tellow here.

    • 22 min
    William de Vos — building a new parcel delivery service in the emerging sharing economy: Parcify by Bpost

    William de Vos — building a new parcel delivery service in the emerging sharing economy: Parcify by Bpost

    Our guest William De Vos was Parcify's first ever employee before it was acquired by bpost. Get to know how it became a corporate startup and learn about William’s intrapreneurial journey!

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

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

    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 that Telefonica is in pole position to take action by leveraging their existing assets. 

    Telefonica Smart Steps is a range of solutions to extract and use key insights to empower data-driven decisions for business. The corporate venture won Wired's Best New Corporate Venture Award in 2013, for the most disruptive product created in a large corporate organisation.


    Episode 12 wraps up this year's Intrapreneur Stories. But we're not done with interviewing entrepreneurial minds yet! We'll be back in 2019 with a fresh set of content to inspire you to create your next venture.

    Do you want to share your story with the community? E-mail me at afonsor@bundl.com .

    And if you have any questions for our next intrapreneurs, leave it on a comment below.


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

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

    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 entertainment mediums that Telenet already provides, such as TV shows and movies. The Park is still at its early stages, but the first venue is already a big success in the city of Antwerp.

    Do you want to share your story with the community? E-mail me at afonsor@bundl.com .

    And if you have any questions for our next intrapreneurs, leave it on a comment below.


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    #10 Paul Ellingstad: The Social Responsibility of Corporations

    #10 Paul Ellingstad: The Social Responsibility of Corporations

    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 the foundation’s workers to gather a wide range of information in a fast, integrated and interactive way, using pictures, geotagging and analytics. HP's Visual Survey Platform app saves several hours to the volunteers, and helps to pinpoint every family’s specific needs and best solutions.In the end, this joined venture turned out to be more than just a particular social enterprise. It became a commercial solution for some of HP’s largest clients.

    • 26 min

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