Entrepreneurs are those who start their own self-owned small business. Startup founders are entrepreneurs whose business hinges on a specifically innovative model. In a sense, if you open a coffee shop, you’re a mere entrepreneur. If you open a store that delivers piping hot coffee directly to consumers’ doorstep via drone, you’re a startup founder.
The distinction is easy to ignore, but the business models are fundamentally different for each. Media outlets in particular often make this mistake. Naturally, that’s a problem for those hoping to learn more about one or the other.