Intrapreneur is guest speaker at next lecture in sustainable economy series

The Bainbridge Island lecture series "Building A Sustainable Economy" continues in July with "Intrapreneurship with Gifford Pinchot III."

Pinchot, a co-founder and president of the Bainbridge Graduate Institute, is a leading expert on "intrapreneurship" — a word he coined that focuses on innovation and creativity in organizations and how to transform ideas into a profitable venture within an organization.

The guest speaker is also the author of "Intrapreneuring: Why You Don’t Have to Leave the Corporation to Become an Entrepreneur," a book which launched the intrapreneurship movement.

At the next installment of the lecture series, Pinchot will illustrate the lessons of intrapreneurship with stories focused on:

How innovation actually happens;

The role and nature of the intrapreneur;

How to sell your idea;

The essential role of the sponsor; and

Creating the climate for sustainable innovation.

The lecture is from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, July 13 in the auditorium at the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, located at

100 Ravine Lane (Winslow Way and Highway 305).

Tickets are $10 and remaining tickets, if any, will be  available at the door. A free wine reception follows the lecture. Sign up online at

With more than 25 years of corporate consulting specializing in new venture creation and innovation management within large organizations, Pinchot has helped companies launch over 400 new products and businesses.

The Bainbridge Graduate Institute was the first business school in the country to offer an MBA in Sustainable Business. Ten years later, their pioneer efforts have transformed business education, inspiring hundreds of similar programs around the world.

The BASE Lecture Series is sponsored by the Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce, the Bainbridge Graduate Institute, Sustainable Bainbridge and the Bainbridge Island Public Library.

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