All Entrepreneur Types from A-Z


Classic example of a fantrepreneur photo courtesy of Phil Hawksworth

ALL ENTREPRENEURS FROM A - Z

Againtrepreneur
Just sold their 5th company in 3 years.

Bumtrepreneur
They litter the streets of San Francisco, sleeping in doorways and begging for spare change. They individually make more money in a month than most Web2.0 companies.

Can'trepreneur
5 failed startups and it's probably worth revisiting that 9-5 deskjob.

Don-trepreneur
The Godfather of investors for Entrepreneurs. You probably want to check your termsheets carefully for the clause on broken kneecaps.

Entrepreneur
General class that accurately describes only 5% of the groups on this page.

Fantrepreneur
HOLY CRAP KEVIN ROSE JUST WALKED INTO THE ROOM HAI KEVIN I LOVE DIGG CAN YOU GIVE ME TIPZ FOR MY STARTUP PLEAZE?

Gonetrepreneur
An entrepreneur who has been kicked out of the CEO position by his board.

Hammtrepreneur
A special class reserved for 90's rap stars turned nontrepeneurs, currently exclusive to MC Hammer.

Intrepreneur
An entrepreneur with 500+ connections on LinkedIn. He's probably never met 95% of them, but hordes connections like they are baseball cards.

Johntrepreneur
A funded entrepreneur who will flush every penny invested in his startup down the toilet.

Klantrepreneur
An entrepreneur who builds an empire on a simple premise: Peddle sheets to racists.

Lawntrepreneur
Gardener.

Mantrapreneur
An entrepreneur who peddles advice books full of silly motivation catchphrases to wantrepreneurs.

Nontrepreneur
Anyone who thinks their [embeddable widget|facebook app|niche social network] is a viable business model and that they are an entrepreneur.

Octogentrepreneur
Someone who creates their first start-up to fill the boredom left when their grandkids don't visit. Industry staple: guilt.

Pawntrepreneur
An entrepreneur who bootstraps his company by maxing out every credit card, working out of a Starbucks and living off of Ramen noodles.

Quitrepreneur
Couldn't stomach the emotional rollercoaster and left of their own volition. (Weak, but come on Q is hard).

Raunchtrepreneur
Somehow discovered a carefully guarded entrepreneurial secret: People pay for porn on the Internet. His mom thinks he resells antiques on eBay.

Sontrepreneur
Daddy was succesful 25 years ago, therefore son's stupid startup will get funding.

Titantrepreneur
Jeff Bezos, Steve Jobs, Larry Page, Sergei Brin, Bill Gates and Not You.

Underpreneur
Second-in-command until the entrerpreneur becomes the gonetrepreneur.

Ventrepreneur
A Venture Capitalist who has actual entrepreneurial experience. In other words, the best Venture Capitalist worth engaging with.

Wantrepeneur
Someone who wishes they were an entrepreneur. They can usually be found hanging around Tech MeetUps taking notes furiously for the One Day in the Future that they will quit their 9-5 job and found a startup. (PS. It will never happen).

X-trepreneur
For whatever reason, they've made the choice to abandon startup lifes for good. See zentrepreneurs, ventrepreneurs, quitriprineurs and gonetrepreneurs.

Youngtrepreneur
Sold their first company by the age of 14.

Zentrepreneur
Anyone who has achieved entrepreneurial nirvana, generally in the form of executing their startup to IPO or succesful sale.

Thanks to Michael for contributing some ideas to this list. If anyone has any more, please list them in the comments.]]