Slide 84% of strategic transformations fail.
Be more intrapreneurial
Slide 55% of executives believe their current workforce is not fit for the future.
Be more intrapreneurial
Slide 47% of companies say cultural factors are the biggest obstacles for transformation.
Be more intrapreneurial
Be more intrapreneurial


84% of strategic transformations fail.
Be more intrapreneurial
55% of executives believe their workforce is not future-ready.
Be more intrapreneurial
47% of companies say cultural factors are the biggest obstacles for transformation.
Be more intrapreneurial

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Organisations need internal entrepreneurial talent now more than ever.

In the face of tumultuous change, established organisations must transform in order to win and thrive. Successful transformations are driven through innovation by entrepreneurial leaders, who know the business, stakeholders and customers better than anyone else. 

We call them “Intrapreneurs”.

Studio Zao is a London-headquartered innovation and talent development studio that works with global organisations to develop and empower Intrapreneurial talent — the leaders of the future.

Intrapreneur and Entrepreneuial Talent
Studio Zao Innovations, Corporate Innovation and Intrapreneurship
Studio Zao Innovations, Corporate Innovation and Intrapreneurship
Entrepreneurial Capability Development Framework Studio Zao

We develop resilient future leaders through intrapreneurship and innovation.

We run in-person and remote talent innovation programmes that empower your future leaders. Our programmes help your people adopt Lean Startup, Creative Strategy and Design Thinking approaches to create new ideas and transform them into scalable growth propositions.

We focus on 5 key success factors:

  • Adopt a practical “sprint and coach, side-hustle” approach — not “learn and teach, 3-day Bootcamp”.
  • Work with real commercial innovation briefs from the business — not hypothetical scenarios or past case studies.
  • Focus on solid executive sponsorship to take intrapreneurship projects to the next stage — don’t expect to create the next Facebook in one go.
  • Connect to an internal and external community of intrapreneurial and entrepreneurial leaders — don’t do it alone.
  • Be up-front about the rewards and incentives of being intrapreneurial — don’t just say it’s a worthy development experience.
Entrepreneurial Capability Development Framework Studio Zao

Our programmes hit differently.

The way we do it is different Studio Zao

Connected

We bring our network of 5,000+ entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs from the Lean Startup Community and Academic Community at Imperial College London, UCL and LSE

Remote

Our design and delivery setups are built from the ground up with remote creative collaboration in mind, so don’t worry about Zoom-fatigue

Scalable

We design for “spreadability” so that the assets and experience we create are setups you can take and scale across your organisation with ease

Fast

We move at pace, engaging the right people on the right problems via sprint methodologies

The way we do it is different Studio Zao

Connected

We bring our network of 5,000+ entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs from the Lean Startup Community and Academic Community at Imperial College London, UCL and LSE

The way we do it is different Studio Zao

Remote

Our design and delivery setups are built from the ground up with remote creative collaboration in mind, so don’t worry about Zoom-fatigue

The way we do it is different Studio Zao

Scalable

We design for “spreadability” so that the assets and experience we create are setups you can take and scale across your organisation with ease

The way we do it is different Studio Zao

Fast

We move at pace, engaging the right people on the right problems via sprint methodologies

What our clients say

“Studio Zao facilitated an engaging Strategy Council Session for us, aligning 30+ TV industry senior members on the main advantages of the Lean Startup approach, and embedding members with TV-industry entrepreneurs so that they could reach consensus and identify innovative solutions to customer industry-wide challenges. Highly recommended!”

Sony Music

“Working with Studio Zao has been a real pleasure. Not only do they bring diverse and innovative strategic thinking but they also truly partner with us, share insights and take on feedback to co-create a great output. They also understand the importance of talent in corporate innovation. I look forward to continuing to work with them on future projects.”

“Studio Zao helped us identify consumer problems to solve in order to design and deliver a rapid innovation sprint followed by venture coaching 9 teams. They took us through a strategic and immersive venture building process. It was insightful to see how the teams’ propositions transformed through customer engagement and validation, with 3 propositions going forward into pilots and a number of entrepreneurial talents recognised in the business.”

“Studio Zao’s program helped shape the direction of my career, opening my eyes to thinking like an entrepreneur and arming me with the tools & experience to create exciting business ventures.”

Grassroots Intrapreneurship to Future-proof Companies Webinar How to Drive Transformation through Intrapreneurship. The I.M.P.A.C.T. Framework Intrapreneurship and Ambidextrous Leadership to Drive Your Core Business.001lr Innovation Portfolios And Experimentation for Corporate Innovation Studio Zao

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