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1A person who sets up a business or businesses, taking on financial risks in the hope of profit.‘many entrepreneurs see potential in this market’
businessman, businesswoman, business person, business executive, enterpriser, speculator, tycoon, magnatedealer, trader, buyer and seller, merchantcommercial intermediary, intermediary, middleman, promoter, impresariowheeler-dealer, mogul, big shot, bigwig, whizz-kid, mover and shaker, go-getter, high-flyer, hustlerView synonyms
- ‘An internet entrepreneur has sold his online company, which he built up from nothing, for £1 million.’
- ‘Do you think people skills are more important than business skills for an entrepreneur?’
- ‘Today's new minority entrepreneurs are not just more numerous but also more sophisticated than their predecessors.’
- ‘The 37-year-old millionaire entrepreneur returned to his native Athens for the opening weekend of the 2004 Olympic Games.’
- ‘We help the would-be entrepreneur to make choices.’
- ‘You, too, can be an Internet entrepreneur.’
- ‘Today's savvy entrepreneurs are constantly growing and developing in all areas of their lives.’
- ‘Aspiring entrepreneurs will be given $50,000 each in seed money to launch their dream business.’
- ‘Students are invited to come and hear what it takes to become a successful young entrepreneur.’
- ‘For some Internet entrepreneurs, that idea has taken on a whole new meaning.’
- ‘The researchers studied some 800 start-up business entrepreneurs and compared them with a control group.’
- ‘The entrepreneur sees a business opportunity where others notice only a rubbish site.’
- ‘Also, the ministry will encourage local entrepreneurs to boost their investment overseas.’
- ‘Luckily, there were about a hundred young aspiring entrepreneurs listening to him.’
- ‘We'll talk to one tech entrepreneur who wants to cash in on the craze.’
- ‘Property is the investment of choice for many of today's eager entrepreneurs.’
- ‘The British Library has a range of services for entrepreneurs and small businesses.’
- ‘The Edinburgh-based company is also in the final stages of appointing an experienced Scottish technology entrepreneur as chairman.’
- ‘They have to be young, successful entrepreneurs.’
- ‘A non-profit organisation, it represents the entire cross-section of women entrepreneurs in the country.’
- 1.1A promoter in the entertainment industry.‘the music entrepreneur pulled back from financing a screenplay Hopper had written’
Early 19th century (denoting the director of a musical institution): from French, from entreprendre undertake (see enterprise).
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