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February 22, 2022 | Tom Ballard

MIT suggests five types of entrepreneurs

Ever thought about what type of entrepreneur you are? The latest annual report from the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology identifies these five:

  • The curious entrepreneur — Interested in learning what entrepreneurship is all about. This can be a starting point for future exploration or for a totally different career path.
  • The ready-to-go entrepreneur — Has the idea, the team, or the technology, but needs help getting started.
  • The joiner — Might not have a business idea, but knows their strengths and wants to work in a start-up environment.
  • The amplifier — Promotes entrepreneurship but is not necessarily creating a venture themselves.
  • The corporate entrepreneur — Does not work in a start-up environment but understands how entrepreneurship and innovative thinking can help a larger company.

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