Are inventors really entrepreneurs? I believe they are. The entrepreneurial process involves identifying, evaluating, exploiting and managing the opportunity. While some entrepreneurs participate in the entire process, others, like inventors, participate in just a part of it. Inventors typically are the ones that identify the opportunities, which is the essential base to any new business.
Can you guess what these inventors were famous for?
(1) Alexander Graham Bell
(2) Elisha Otis
(3) Bette Nesmith Graham
For the answers to these and to see many more inventors, check out Wikipedia's inventory page.