Published on July 12, 2011

This post was previously on the Pathfinder Software site. Pathfinder Software changed its name to Orthogonal in 2016. Read more.

One of the exciting things about the Lean Startup approach is that it’s applicable not just to startups, but to innovation within large companies.

As part of TechWeek, Orthogonal has organized a panel of “intrapreneurs” – entrepreneurs within larger companies who are charged with innovation and creating new products and services. In this case, the companies are all quite large, ranging from $1 billion to $31 billion in revenues.

Our panel includes:

  • Stanley Crane, Chief Innovation Officer at Allscripts
  • Matt Manzella, Director of Strategy and Innovation at Allstate
  • Brian Chau, Director, Product Innovation at Wheels, Inc.
  • David Galante, Alcatel-Lucent Ventures

I’ll be moderating the panel, and we’ll discuss how these companies generate new ideas, how they validate them and how they bring them to market. (One hint: Some of them are definitely applying the lean startup approach to their innovation efforts)

The panel will be held on July 25th at 11 AM as part of Techweek, Chicago’s largest tech conference.