Intrapreneurship Is A Mindset

This week we were incredibly excited to host the second official meetup of the Intrapreneur Alliance. As part of Dx3 in Toronto, a conference aimed at bringing together the worlds of technology, digital marketing, and retail, we were excited to welcome a large group of current and future intrapreneurs to learn from some of Canada’s... [Read More]

Q & A With Chris Greenfield

Every idea needs articulation, a shared vernacular, and time to grow: a Conversation with Chris Greenfield What do you do when it’s your job to lead the development of hundreds of ideas? How do you determine which concepts will move forward, and when to cut bait? We sat down with Chris Greenfield, AVP of New... [Read More]

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In Conversation with Darren Solomon and Sarah Van Lange – Part 2

This continues last week’s Intrapreneur Alliance interview featuring Darren Solomon and Sarah Van Lange of Cineplex. If you missed it, read Part 1 here! What’s a typical day like for you? Darren: Well, like most companies, there’s really no typical day. Our division connects all of the businesses within the company, and our days involve ideation about solving... [Read More]

In Conversation with Darren Solomon and Sarah Van Lange – Part 1

Film exhibitors have been entertaining movie-going audiences since the early 1900’s, when the advent of the Nickelodeon exploded in popularity. Toronto-based Cineplex has a long history in the film exhibition business, and changes in content distribution and audience needs have required an entrepreneurial approach to stay ahead of new trends. We met with Darren Solomon,... [Read More]

In Conversation with Jessica Armstrong

In today’s lightning-fast world of intrapreneurial competition among the world’s largest companies, it’s not enough to be successful…one must also enable and promote the success of others. We sat down with Jessica Armstrong, a true change agent in CPG’s digital realm. She talked about fostering innovative work environments, core traits of intrapreneurs, what she looks... [Read More]

In Conversation with Stephen Newport

Companies have no shortage of great ideas, however, in 2017 it’s all about execution. We sat down with Stephen Newport of Economical Insurance to define what it means to move innovation beyond just concepts and conversations into reality. It was a fascinating conversation that touched on the types of inertia present within large enterprise, the... [Read More]

Q & A With JJ Dobrovolski

JJ Dobrovolski, Director of Business Development at, talks about entrepreneurship and how startups like Sampler develop partnerships with large organizations to advance innovation. What does intrapreneurship mean to you? How would you define it? I think intrapreneurship is really about companies fostering innovative product development from within. A lot of larger companies are starting... [Read More]

Q & A With Hartley Lefton

As a partner at Dentons, Hartley Lefton helps clients figure out how their businesses should be innovating even when the industry itself is not conducive to change, takes over the regulatory legalese, and finds ways for innovative organizations to move forward. We asked him about what it means to support and inform the intrapreneurship in... [Read More]

Q & A With Ben Zifkin

Ben Zifkin knows people, and it’s not just thanks to his philosophy degree. As the founder and CEO of Hubba, Ben has taken his razor-sharp ability to identify the industry’s sea changes before they’re even articulated to the market, and founded Hubba, the best source on the web for retail buyers and craft brands to... [Read More]

Your Roadmap for Intrapreneurial Success

The more companies of any size innovate, the better off Canada will be. Here at Intersect, we work both with startups and big companies, and we see first-hand some of the most interesting and important work happening right now. We’ve seen our larger clients raise “internal money”, from an idea on a napkin sometimes, and... [Read More]