Charlie Curtis

Charlie Curtis

Entrepreneurship Expert


Charlie is a founder, director, coach and consultant to corporate innovations and start-up ventures.

He specialises in impact-led corporate innovation: how to create and sustain innovation within a big business environment, as well as customer-led innovation, commercial business model design, go-to-market strategy and the power of storytelling to mobilise investment and support.

He has worked with intrapreneurs in dozens of organisations in the UK, USA, India, Africa and Australia. He is lead innovation advisor to The Intrapreneur Lab, the world’s largest corporate social accelerator, where he has created The Intrapreneur Canvas: a blueprint for the corporate venture.

Likewise he works with entrepreneurs through his role as Innovation Director of the Young Foundation, and as a coach and mentor on the Oxford Saïd Business School VIEW programme, where he also lectures on the Rethinking Business course.

Charlie is a Director/Founder of two award-winning start-ups: DryGro (which grows crops in deserts using 99% less water) and Origen Power (which generates electricity while removing carbon dioxide from the air).

He has an MEng in Engineering Science from University of Oxford (St Hugh’s).

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