in·​tra·​pre·​neur ˌin-trə-prə-ˈnər How to pronounce intrapreneur (audio) -ˈnu̇r How to pronounce intrapreneur (audio)
: a corporate executive who develops new enterprises within the corporation
intrapreneurial adjective

Examples of intrapreneur in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web An organization would be wise to invest in intrapreneurs who hold historical company knowledge and understand the nuances of the organizational culture. Archie L. Jones, Forbes, 15 Feb. 2024 How to move innovation beyond the c-suite by motivating internal intrapreneurs Far too often, employees feel like innovation is off-limits. Simone Ahuja, Quartz, 10 July 2023 Women in Charge is a series that brings together female intrapreneurs and entrepreneurs in the creative industry to build a modern-day support system. Dominique Fluker, Essence, 27 July 2023 My emerging research shows that when intrapreneurs are supported, engagement increases significantly. Simone Ahuja, Quartz, 10 July 2023 However, the intrapreneurs within your company should be both appreciated and supported. Simone Ahuja, Quartz, 10 July 2023 This allows the intrapreneur to confidently innovate and reinvent existing processes and systems to generate business impact, knowing that the organization carries the majority risk. Yec, Forbes, 17 Aug. 2022 There are immense learning opportunities from starting your career as an intrapreneur at a large company. Yec, Forbes, 11 Nov. 2021 There are three things that every intrapreneur needs to focus on to succeed. Tendayi Viki, Forbes, 4 Oct. 2021

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Word History


intra- + entrepreneur

First Known Use

1978, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of intrapreneur was in 1978

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“Intrapreneur.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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