Updated: 06/30/2020 by Computer Hope
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An entrepreneur is a person who creates a company from scratch and assumes all of the risks associated with starting the business. An entrepreneur is usually a creative person who is also a risk-taker. They are often the only person working on the business at first, taking on all responsibilities of a company, including CEO (chief executive officer), CFO (chief financial officer), receptionist, and janitor.

Some well-known tech entrepreneurs are Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, and Steve Jobs.

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