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The word "infopreneur" is a neologism portmanteau derived from the words "information" and "entrepreneur". The word "infopreneur" was registered as a trademark (USPTO) on February 1, 1984, by Harold F. Weitzen. In 1988, H. Skip Weitzen published "Infopreneurs: Turning Data Into Dollars" (John Wiley & Sons). Infopreneurs "identify opportunities for creating enterprising information-based businesses by identifying knowledge deficiency situations and selling target-based information products and services, mostly through the internet".[1] An Infopreneur is a person who is "in business to gather and disseminate electronic information".[2]


  1. ^ R., David (2014). "Infopreneurial Behaviour among University Graduates in the Information Science Faculty of a University in Zimbabwe" (PDF). Infopreneurship Journal. 1 (2).
  2. ^ Farlex. The Free Dictionary. [1] (retrieved Sep. 19, 2006).