Inventrepreneur - noun [in-ven-truh-pruh-nur] - one who organizes and operates a business based on  an invention of their own creation, usually at considerable risk and effort

 In the age of product licensing the inventrepreneur is the missing element in American innovation.  

Thomas Edison
Alexander Graham Bell
Henry Ford
George Westinghouse
Orville and Wilbur Wright
Alfred Nobel
George Eastman
Walt Disney
Sam Walton
William Gates

"I find out what the world needs, then I proceed to invent.  My main purpose in life is to make money so I can afford to go on creating more inventions."

"Anything that won't sell, I don't want to invent.  Its sell is proof of utility, and utility is success."
Thomas Edison

Inventrepreneurs are not those who organize and operate businesses based on the inventive efforts of others.


There is very little difference between entrepreneurs and inventrepreneurs.  Most successful entrepreneurs have an unique product or selling point.