Case Story

Driving Innovation
and Intrapreneurship
within the
Cable Industry

Client Mandate  

Create a program to support innovation within cable companies by linking the cable industry’s entrepreneurial past with its Intrapreneurial future

Our Starting Point  

Blue sky, blank slate, short time frame

Our Success

“Gold standard” Intrapreneurship training program that is recognized for creating value and driving real business results

Our Starting Point

Jana, Diane and other leaders at The Cable Center, an educational non-profit dedicated to the cable industry, saw an opportunity to carry the industry’s entrepreneurial past into the future by empowering rising stars with the tools, mindsets, and behaviors required to be world-class Intrapreneurs. 

To bring this vision to life, they tapped Janice, a relatively new addition to the team, to create an expansive program that would bring together cable industry executives, innovators, and new managers to spark an Intrapreneurial future for the industry.

With little more than an idea sketched on paper, Janice had 8 weeks to create the curriculum and learning experience that would define the inaugural Academy.

Our Journey

With a clear understanding of the design parameters (a 10-week program, primarily remote learning, strict confidentiality because competitors would be learning together), we combined MileZero’s expertise in innovation with the Cable Center’s relationships with industry icons and leaders to create a learning experience comprised of:

  • Cutting edge thinking about innovation, including best practices for implementation, from thought leaders at places like Harvard Business School, Columbia Business School, and IDEO
  • Intrapreneur-selected projects that serve as ways to apply each week’s lesson to an innovation that will create value for their companies
  • One-on-one coaching for Intrapreneurs on how to apply what they’re learning, navigate their organization, access key stakeholders, and lead change
  • Networking opportunities at the beginning and end of the program to expand and deepen Intrapreneurs’ relationships beyond their daily contacts

Our Progress

The Cable Center’s Intrapreneurship Academy Pilot Class was a huge success. 93% said they learned new skills or tools they could apply to their current roles and over two-thirds said they would actively encourage colleagues to enroll in the program.

The program’s impact has continued to grow as we’ve hosted more classes, teaching students from two continents and dozens of companies across the industry.  With the improvements made since the Pilot Class, results are now even more impressive:

  • 100% of participants learned new skills or tools they can apply in their roles
  • 94% believe that the program created tangible value for their company
  • 70% would strongly recommend the program to their colleagues

    Client Mandate  

    Create a program to support innovation within cable companies by linking the cable industry’s entrepreneurial past with its Intrapreneurial future

    Our Starting Point  

    Blue sky, blank slate, short time frame!

    Our Success

    “Gold standard” intrapreneurship training program that is recognized for creating value and driving real business results

    Our Starting Point

    Jana, Diane and other leaders at The Cable Center, an educational non-profit dedicated to the cable industry, saw an opportunity to carry the industry’s entrepreneurial past into the future by empowering rising stars with the tools, mindsets, and behaviors required to be world-class Intrapreneurs. 

    To bring this vision to life, they tapped Janice, a relatively new addition to the team, to create an expansive program that would bring together cable industry executives, innovators, and new managers to spark an Intrapreneurial future for the industry.

    With little more than an idea sketched on paper, Janice had 8 weeks to create the curriculum and learning experience that would define the inaugural Academy.

    Our Journey

    With a clear understanding of the design parameters (a 10-week program, primarily remote learning, strict confidentiality because competitors would be learning together), we combined MileZero’s expertise in innovation with the Cable Center’s relationships with industry icons and leaders to create a learning experience comprised of:

    • Cutting edge thinking about innovation, including best practices for implementation, from thought leaders at places like Harvard Business School, Columbia Business School, and IDEO
    • Intrapreneur-selected projects that serve as ways to apply each week’s lesson to an innovation that will create value for their companies
    • One-on-one coaching for Intrapreneurs on how to apply what they’re learning, navigate their organization, access key stakeholders, and lead change
    • Networking opportunities at the beginning and end of the program to expand and deepen Intrapreneurs’ relationships beyond their daily contacts

    Our Progress

    The Cable Center’s Intrapreneurship Academy Pilot Class was a huge success. 93% said they learned new skills or tools they could apply to their current roles and over two-thirds said they would actively encourage colleagues to enroll in the program.

    The program’s impact has continued to grow as we’ve hosted more classes, teaching students from two continents and dozens of companies across the industry.  With the improvements made since the Pilot Class, results are now even more impressive:

    • 100% of participants learned new skills or tools they can apply in their roles
    • 94% believe that the program created tangible value for their company
    • 70% would strongly recommend the program to their colleagues

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