- a person who organizes and manages any enterprise, especially a business, usually with considerable initiative and risk.
- an employer of productive labor; contractor.
- to deal with or initiate as an entrepreneur.
- to act as an entrepreneur.
Origin of entrepreneur
Examples from the Web for entrepreneurship
A great benefit of the ubiquity of the Internet in the developed world has been the facilitation of a new age of entrepreneurship.Silicon Valley Sets Its Sights on Africa
December 22, 2014
They make us realize, he explains, that “proximity is important to entrepreneurship.”How Young People Are Destroying Liberty
October 11, 2014
“I like the risk-and-reward factor of entrepreneurship,” Bagwell, 27, explains.Basics Beware: We're All Girl Bosses Now
August 28, 2014
We were the future of friendships, dating, business, marketing, entrepreneurship, activism, philanthropy, and revolution.Randi Zuckerberg: How I Learned to Balance Business and Creativity
November 4, 2013
Support for entrepreneurship has to be matched by a large public construction project that would facilitate commerce in general.Understanding John Kerry's Logic
July 22, 2013
- the owner or manager of a business enterprise who, by risk and initiative, attempts to make profits
- a middleman or commercial intermediary
Word Origin and History for entrepreneurship
1828, "manager or promoter of a theatrical production," reborrowing of French entrepreneur "one who undertakes or manages," agent noun from Old French entreprendre "undertake" (see enterprise). The word first crossed the Channel late 15c. but did not stay. Meaning "business manager" is from 1852. Related: Entrepreneurship.
One who starts a business or other venture that promises economic gain but that also entails risks.