Disruptor League

Nicolas Bry

Experimenting 100 innovative solutions over 20 countries in Africa

Experimenting 100 innovative solutions over 20 countries in Africa twice a year: that’s the process we describe in this compelling interview with David L. Ross, Innovation teacher at Carnegie Mellon University, about corporate open innovation in Africa, initially published in Disrupt Africa. David Ross teaches innovation, entrepreneurship, and investment at Carnegie Mellon University Africa, and …

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Centvingsept by Pixelis: a place for creativity, and branding for good

Fanny Desbois is Communication Director, and Madame l’Ambassadeur of le centvingsept by Pixelis, an organic and open place to the world: it hosts strong projects within Pixelis eco-system. It is a place of sharing, openness, learning and curiosity. Change-makers for good (aiming at positive impact) from all over the world are invited to shake up practices, …

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Open Innovation: co-creation, and intrapreneurship

Nicholas Ind is Associate Professor at the Oslo School of Management and a partner in Equilibrium Consulting. Previously he ran Icon Medialab’s brand consultancy arm in Sweden. Before he joined Icon, Nicholas had his own branding consultancy in the UK, was a director of a design group and was an account director in an advertising …

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Innovation after crisis: is your innovation organization resilient?

Innovation is about creating the future you wish to see. The future will probably not be limited to getting back to normal after crisis. Some activities may be de-prioritized, and innovation endeavor put on hold: previous directions will be questioned. Building tomorrow’s world starts today! Innovation can be leveraged for inventing post-crisis future for your …

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Wild is the Game: the art of facilitation

Julien Goby is the founder of Wild is the Game, initiated 10 years ago. Passionate facilitator, his ambition from the start was to build a structure in which learning and perfecting the profession of facilitation are a priority. Among the pioneers of the profession in France, he strives to ensure that Wild is the Game …

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The Intrapreneurs’ Factory

Intrapreneurship is an employee(s) initiative for developing new business within established firms, somehow different from the core business. The value creation is far from an all-or-nothing game; it blossoms in many directions: Intrapreneurship sparks new business lines: consider that Gmail, The Facebook like button, or the Sony Playstation were unraveled by intrapreneurs; Concurrently, intrapreneurship fosters personal development …

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Turning your corporate assets in new ventures

I recently attended at Innov8rs conference an enticing presentation on business model innovation: “Turning your corporate assets in new ventures and opportunities”. It was delivered by enthusiastic Chloé Bonnet and Pauline Pham, respectively Founding partner and CEO, and Partner & VP, at Five by Five . They kindly accepted to go into more details into its creative …

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Innovation Barcamp for Young Suburban Entrepreneurs

What are the Innovation Barcamps for Entrepreneurs? It is the idea to give the codes to young people from underprivileged districts, who want to start an innovation project. During one day, project owners will dig in into their idea, with the help of innovation coachs, and other participants: you come with an idea, and you …

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Obratori, one-stop shopping for startups: incubation services, and funding

Amaury Godron is General Manager of OBRATORI, L’OCCITANE Innovation Lab, and Managing Partner of LOG Investment, L’OCCITANE Venture Fund. There are some Startups Studios on the market, but OBRATORI differs from them as being a Corporate Startups Studio (more similar to Kamet by Axa): it was created by L’OCCITANE Group to let external startups soar …

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From Poland to Portugal, Ewa Kopczynska, an innovation globetrotter

Ewa Kopczynska is a Partner and co-founder at E&D Knowledge Consulting, a consulting company specialized in knowledge management, innovation research, and change in innovation and technology. International project manager, and researcher in innovation and entrepreneurship fields, she’s a native from Poland, she works in Portugal, and basically, she’s bold in every attempt she does! I …

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