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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web 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 The intrapreneur is trying to innovate within an organization that is mostly geared up to deliver on the current business model. Tendayi Viki, Forbes, 4 Oct. 2021 Some may view this as politics, but for the intrapreneur this is a key part of the job. Tendayi Viki, Forbes, 4 Oct. 2021 The Pitch welcomes both entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs from big and small companies to apply. Alan Murray, Fortune, 27 Apr. 2018 See More

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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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Cite this Entry

“Intrapreneur.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

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