We help global corporations create new & unimagined markets

Our clients include Fortune 100 companies, governments and multilateral development banks

Innovating for tomorrow’s markets is challenging for large corporations
We help them by:

  1. Creating Intrapreneurial Accelerators where internal teams develop ventures that are commercially compelling but don’t fit established business models or processes

  2. Working Alongside Internal Venture Teams often going in-field and always using in-house developed Venture Innovation methodologies and market-creation tools

  3. Advising Senior Leadership on how their company can practically and profitably address society’s larger unmet needs and create the markets of tomorrow

Our Work

Tomorrow’s Markets Incubator 2016

Design and build of an internal innovation incubator to source and develop employee-led ventures in strategic growth markets globally

“…our principal thought-partner for the incubator…TIL’s expertise around market creation & intrapreneurship is world-class”

The World Bank
Clean-tech Incubator 2016

Supporting internal venture teams within an incubator to drive clean–tech adoption across Africa and Asia


Advising internal venture team to develop and pilot disruptive business models in South Africa, 2015 – present


Incubated over 20 internal ventures through multiple cohorts of The Intrapreneur Lab from 2013 to present. Several ventures have received $m investment and are in pilot or market

“…our key partner in driving innovation, impact & intrapreneurship across Barclays UK, US, Africa & Asia”

The Intrapreneur Lab

Intrapreneurial accelerator for large companies to develop products and services that are innovative, profitable and have wider benefit to society

Run in collaboration with Accenture and Business Fights Poverty and supported by 4 global business schools: Said Business School in Oxford, Cornell in New York, INSEAD in Singapore and Gordon Institute of Business Science in Johannesburg

Incubated over 50 ventures in 7 global cohorts drawn from 19 multinational corporations since 2013, including Barclays, Disney, GSK, Philips and Novartis

Responsible for over $15 million of corporate investment into internal ventures to date, with several ventures in market and scaling


Founding Partners

Milan Samani

Milan is a founding partner of TIL Ventures. His career began as a chartered accountant working in audit and corporate finance. In 2010, he co-founded and later exited his first entrepreneurial venture in the corporate training space. In 2013, Milan created The Intrapreneur Lab, an intrapreneurial accelerator through which large companies could drive innovative new ventures by harnessing the intrinsic motivation of their employees. Securing the support of Accenture, Said Business School, Cornell, INSEAD and the Gordon Institute of Business Science, Milan has led the scaling of The Intrapreneur Lab to its position today as the most established intrapreneurial accelerator programme globally. As a TIL Ventures partner, Milan is the lead architect of various in- house accelerators and works closely with the senior leadership teams of several Fortune 100 corporations. He speaks regularly on innovation, intrapreneurship and market creation at business schools and conferences across the world

Erik Simanis

Erik is a founding partner of TIL Ventures and former Head of Frontier Markets at Cornell University. He is an authority on Venture Innovation and go-to-market strategies for creating and shaping new mass markets, having guided start-ups, green-field ventures, and corporate venture teams across Eastern Europe, Africa, South Asia, and South America over the past 20 years. His work is published in leading management journals, including the Harvard Business Review, Sloan Management Review, and The Wall Street Journal. His popular MOOC “Financial Modeling for the Social Sector” offered in partnership with impact investing organization, Acumen, has been downloaded over 50,000 times. Erik holds a PhD in Management from Cornell and an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Our accelerators and incubators are powered by a network of over 500 faculty, advisors and subject-matter experts from

Published papers, articles and courses

TIL Ventures’ partners are published in leading business journals and news-media


TIL Ventures’ partners speak at business schools and conferences on innovation, intrapreneurship and market creation across the world


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