Hi! I amKevin D’Silva
Founder of Ideateplus & Nestle’s employee driven innovation accelerator
Following an extensive and fulfilling corporate career, my focus has now turned to providing companies with the building blocks for Rapid Innovation. In order to deliver new products and services to market with speed, we leverage design thinking, lean startup and agile work practices.
“How can our employees be great innovators?”
This simple problem statement continues to puzzle many corporates. With exponential growth in technology and entrepreneurship, corporates are often left wondering how they can compete with leaner startups with no shortage of investor funding.
Back in 2013, I was puzzled by the same question as a corporate employee of Nestlé. I had recently read The Lean Startup by Eric Ries and armed with Alex Osterwalder’s Business Model Generation , I went about trying to solve the problem statement of “can our employees be great innovators?”
Following extensive research and countless sleepless nights, powerpoint presentations and excel-based business models, together with great corporate mentors and a wonderfully creative support team, I decided to test my hypothesis of “if not you (our employees), then who?” . So, I founded InGenius , and in doing so started creating the blueprint for the Modern Intrapreneur.
Following the success of InGenius, I wanted to leverage our learnings and help other corporates also unlock their greatest asset – their employees.