Intrapreneurship: Innovation That No One Talks About
It’s about time we celebrate the entrepreneur! With the death of Steve Jobs, entrepreneurs have become the most admired people of our time even more so than athletes and celebrities. Popular television shows like “Shark Tank” have highlighted this trend as well.
We talk R&D and innovation but rarely do we hear much about the entrepreneurs within our organizations, the intrapreneurs. We’ll explore the inner workings of an intrapreneur, discuss the value these individuals bring to their organizations and share ideas on how you can unleash the intrapreneur within you to help build your personal brand value.
Ryan Kauth, director, Small Business Development Center at UW-Green Bay
Since 1998 Ryan has been advising small business owners, entrepreneurs and their leadership team members on marketing, cash flow and growth strategies. He continues to do this today at his alma mater at the UW-Green Bay Small Business Development Center, a role he accepted after working in business banking for five years.
Also a marketing and finance adjunct faculty member, Ryan lives with his family in Manitowoc County, where he and his wife grew up, and enjoys volunteering with regional and local economic development and Chamber efforts (including Young Professional Networks), on nonprofit boards, for nonprofit causes and at church.