[ in-truh-pruh-nur, -noo r, -nyoo r ]
/ ˌɪn trə prəˈnɜr, -ˈnʊər, -ˈnyʊər /


an employee of a large corporation who is given freedom and financial support to create new products, services, systems, etc., and does not have to follow the corporation's usual routines or protocols.

Origin of intrapreneur

First recorded in 1975–80; intra- + (entre)preneur

Related forms

in·tra·pre·neur·ship, noun

Can be confused

entrepreneur intrapreneur Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for intrapreneur


/ (ˌɪntrəprəˈnɜː) /


a person who while remaining within a larger organization uses entrepreneurial skills to develop a new product or line of business as a subsidiary of the organization

Word Origin for intrapreneur

C20: from intra- + (entre) preneur
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