“School for Intrapreneurs” wins 2015 Most Impactful Global Initiative Award!

It is with great pleasure to announce that Boehringer Ingelheim’s “School for Intrapreneurs” once again stands in the spotlight of a prestigous award: first as a finalist and now the winner of the “2015 Most Impactful Global Initiative Award” award at the eyeforpharma Philadelphia meeting on April 8, 2015!

A big thank you to eyeforpharma and its distinguished panel of expert jurors for recognizing the approach and the success of this unique program as well as kudos to the team at Boehringer Ingelheim and Pinchot&Co, who made this program such a success!

To get an idea what the School for Intrapreneurs is about, please check out “Intrapreneuring: Building an innovation eco-system with the School for Intrapreneurs” or take a look at this short video (45 seconds):

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Join my Expert Chat on “Prototyping and Pitching” for Social Intrapreneurs, Oct. 29, 2014

Join me for the Expert Chat on “Prototyping and Pitching” on Wednesday, October 29 at 10am ET.  The Social Intrapreneurship for Innovation in Health and Wellness course attracts participants from around the world (23 countries on 6 continents) to develop prototypes for new social intrapreneuring and social entrepreneuring ventures as a collaborative social innovation platform.

Course Description

This 6-weeks online course is facilitated by Joseph Agoada and Megan Coolidge of Ashoka and powered by TechChange, the institute for technology and social change in cooperation with Boehringer Ingelheim.

As the world rapidly changes new employer and employee skills such as changemaking, teamwork, empathy and leadership are fundamental to an institution’s ability to innovate and grow into the future. Ignoring the need for these new skills leads to loss of opportunity and competitiveness, along with increased redundancy and inefficiency. Social intrapreneurship is a methodology for sparking, cultivating, advancing and scaling social innovation within institutions by capitalizing on trends such as technology advancement and globalization, deploying agile and start-up strategies and building the core changemaker skill set. Check out why Forbes is calling the Social Intrapreneur the Most Valuable Employee of 2014.

Ashoka, the world’s largest network of social innovation and entrepreneurship, has teamed up with Boehringer Ingelheim, a world leading pharmaceutical lab with a corporate vision for “value through innovation”, to create a six-week online course in social intrapreneurship for innovation in health and wellness. In this course, you will connect with participants from institutions across the private, public, and nonprofit sectors and convene to learn entrepreneurial and start-up strategies for creating positive social and business impact in the health and wellness space.

In this course you will:

  • Prepare for a lead or supporting role in developing a health and wellness innovation with social and business impact
  • Gain skills and strategies to garner internal and external support for innovative projects
  • Learn how to collaboratively advance innovation in a bureaucratic setting
  • Connect with a network of intrapreneurs and innovators to share ideas, make critical connections, and get continuous support and feedback
  • Complete a final group prototype project using Ashoka’s innovative concept formation and collaboration techniques

Through an online dynamic learning environment, which utilizes Ashoka’s and Boehringer Ingelheim’s knowledge and networks in intrapreneurship, students will join facilitators and leading experts in the field to discuss case studies, major trends and social business ideas to keep you on the cutting edge of intrapreneurship.

Course Topics:

  • Week 1: The Business Case for Social Intrapreneurship
  • Week 2: Selecting and Framing an Intrapreneurial Problem Statement
  • Week 3: Strategies for Advancing Social Innovation Within Your Institution
  • Week 4 & 5: Prototyping and Pitching
  • Week 6: Final Review and Wrap-up
  • Finale Event: Prototype Presentations

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Read also:  School for Intrapreneurs: Lessons from a FORTUNE Global 500 company

New “Social Intrapreneurship for Innovation in Health and Wellness” course starts Oct. 8,2014

Join this course!

Social Intrapreneurship for Innovation in Health and Wellness is a 6-weeks online course facilitated by Joseph Agoada and Megan Coolidge and powered by TechChange, the institute for technology and social change..

Course Description

As the world rapidly changes new employer and employee skills such as changemaking, teamwork, empathy and leadership are fundamental to an institution’s ability to innovate and grow into the future. Ignoring the need for these new skills leads to loss of opportunity and competitiveness, along with increased redundancy and inefficiency. Social intrapreneurship is a methodology for sparking, cultivating, advancing and scaling social innovation within institutions by capitalizing on trends such as technology advancement and globalization, deploying agile and start-up strategies and building the core changemaker skill set. Check out why Forbes is calling the Social Intrapreneur the Most Valuable Employee of 2014.

Ashoka, the world’s largest network of social innovation and entrepreneurship, has teamed up with Boehringer Ingelheim, a world leading pharmaceutical lab with a corporate vision for “value through innovation”, to create a six-week online course in social intrapreneurship for innovation in health and wellness. In this course, you will connect with participants from institutions across the private, public, and nonprofit sectors and convene to learn entrepreneurial and start-up strategies for creating positive social and business impact in the health and wellness space.

In this course you will:

  • Prepare for a lead or supporting role in developing a health and wellness innovation with social and business impact
  • Gain skills and strategies to garner internal and external support for innovative projects
  • Learn how to collaboratively advance innovation in a bureaucratic setting
  • Connect with a network of intrapreneurs and innovators to share ideas, make critical connections, and get continuous support and feedback
  • Complete a final group prototype project using Ashoka’s innovative concept formation and collaboration techniques

Through an online dynamic learning environment, which utilizes Ashoka’s and Boehringer Ingelheim’s knowledge and networks in intrapreneurship, students will join facilitators and leading experts in the field to discuss case studies, major trends and social business ideas to keep you on the cutting edge of intrapreneurship.

Course Topics:

  • Week 1: The Business Case for Social Intrapreneurship
  • Week 2: Selecting and Framing an Intrapreneurial Problem Statement
  • Week 3: Strategies for Advancing Social Innovation Within Your Institution
  • Week 4 & 5: Prototyping and Pitching
  • Week 6: Final Review and Wrap-up
  • Finale Event: Prototype Presentations

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Read also:  School for Intrapreneurs: Lessons from a FORTUNE Global 500 company

Webinar: IXL Innovation Excellence and Hult Olympics 2013

Webinar announcement
Webinar announcement Oct. 16, 2013

HULT Innovation Olympics Speaker Bios

Our previous sponsors will share lessons learned as well as real world experiences from their participation in the Innovation Olympics.
Please join us on Wednesday, October 16th at 4 p.m. EDT for a dialogue with a rare gathering of executives from Verizon, Iron Mountain, Boehringer Ingelheim and Natura. They will share their experiences in deploying student competitions, like the Hult Innovation Olympics, to jump-start innovation initiatives inside their organizations.

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Ronald Jonash, Professor, Hult International Business School and
Senior Partner, IXL Center for Innovation, Excellence and Leadership

Ron is currently a senior partner at the IXL Center. He is on the faculty of the Hult International Business School, a partner at a venture capital firm, and on the Advisory board of Arthur D. Little. He was a senior partner of the Monitor Group where he founded and led their Innovation practice and was founder of IMI (Innovation Management Inc.). For 20 years he was the managing director of the Technology and Innovation Management Practice for Arthur D. Little worldwide. He was also Chief Innovation Officer and served on their Technology Investment Board and Management Education Institute Board.
Ron’s specialties are the strategic management of innovation, technology and R&D to create and capture maximum value. With degrees in Economics and Engineering Systems from Princeton University where he also received his Master’s Degree in Architecture and Design, he has led numerous executive leadership and development programs at major companies and has been a visiting lecturer at Rice, Wharton and Columbia universities and the Hult International Business School.

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José Escobar,
Managing Principal, Global Strategy and Innovation Group at Verizon Business
While his original background is Mechanical Engineering, Jose’s experience in consulting, business development, project management, research, and financial analysis has served him well in his role as Managing Principal at Verizon Business. Jose has fluently combined the aforementioned talents to design the road-map and strategies required to identify and organically build out the next generation of innovative products and services. At the same time, he also builds out the business by investing, negotiating, and executing on multimillion dollar contracts and strategic external partnerships.
Among Jose´s biggest achievements is to be the Co-founder of the Hult Global Case Challenge (recently re-branded Hult Prize), a student competition with the aim of solving global problems through business. Today the Hult Global Case Challenge is one of the most prestigious case competitions in the world.

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Geoff Nesnow,
Former Director, Ideation and Market Strategy at Iron Mountain
Geoff Nesnow is a passionate evangelist, coach, inventor and transformation catalyst. His “outside-the-box” thinking, no-nonsense style and ability to ask the right questions have served as the catalyst for breakthrough innovation and disruptive technology initiatives, driving revenue and building platforms for future growth. Geoff Nesnow is best known as a “builder” − of products, processes, people, new ventures, and customer/client relationships.
At Iron Mountain, Geoff built an innovation platform and processes that lead to the identification of more than100 potential growth opportunities, built business plans and obtained funding for over 20 new ventures, of which 8 are currently in development or in the market, representing over $1B in defined opportunity, $40M in investment and more than $30M in fast-growing revenue.

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Stephan Klaschka,
Director of Global Innovation Management at Boehringer Ingelheim
Stephan Klaschka is an awarded innovation intrapreneur, entrepreneur and executive consultant with over 20 years of international work and management experience in Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Americas. Throughout his international career, he founded several businesses as an entrepreneur and worked as a consultant to academia, government and international pharmaceutical firms.
Stephan currently serves as a Director of Innovation Management at Boehringer Ingelheim, a privately held FORTUNE Global 500 company, where he built external academic and cross-disciplinary networks including a successful innovation lab and incubator. Under his leadership, the innovation project portfolio continuously returns a high multi-million ROI. He successfully scouts emerging technologies and develops disruptive value-adding services as well as new business models for Boehringer Ingelheim worldwide.

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Romulo Zamberlan,
US Innovation Center Manager at Natura
Romulo has dedicated several years of his career in the packaged-goods industries, having worked for top companies such as Avon, Unilever and for the last 7 years, working for Natura (the market leader in Brazil to the beauty sector and considered the 10th most innovative company in the world by Forbes – 2013).

While at Natura, he established an Innovation operation in the Boston Area and he is currently the Innovation Hub manager at this office. In this role, he leverages both his technical and managerial expertise, allowing him to amass and contribute new ideas and new perspectives to both Natura and his innovation management career.