Presentation on theme: "Entrepreneurs. What is an Entrepreneur? An Entrepreneur… … takes on the risk of starting their own enterprise or investing in other start-ups."— Presentation transcript:
What is an Entrepreneur?
An Entrepreneur… … takes on the risk of starting their own enterprise or investing in other start-ups.
Successful entrepreneurs are known for… … Finding innovation and market gaps for new products and services.
Entrepreneur – Origin of the term ENTREPRENDRE (19 TH C. FRENCH WORD): means ‘somebody who undertakes’.
Definition of an Entrepreneur An entrepreneur is someone “who sets up a business or businesses, taking on financial risks in the hope of profit”. (Oxford Dictionaries definition)
Entrepreneurs and Risk Entrepreneurs are often stereotyped as high-stakes gamblers…. … but successful entrepreneurs only take calculated risks.
Entrepreneurial Traits Persistence Self-esteem Discipline Resourcefulness Being streetwise Passion
Entrepreneurs and Angel Investors ‘Entrepreneurs’ chiefly describes people starting their own business. Angel investors only invest their capital in other people’s start-up businesses.
Well-known Entrepreneurs include… NEW ZEALAND Sam Morgan (TradeMe), AJ Hackett (bungee jumping), Karen Walker (fashion designer) INTERNATIONAL Richard Branson (Virgin empire), Steve Jobs (Apple and Pixar), Thomas Edison (General Electric)
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