serial entrepreneur
n. An entrepreneur who creates a series of new companies.

Example Citation:
"I asked 15 or so well-connected people in the local tech community to talk about what trends, people and companies we should watch in 2001...Trends: There will be more serial entrepreneurs. Despite the carnage, some people can't help but start companies again. And again."
—Shannon Henry, "And a Happy New Economy To You!," The Washington Post, December 28, 2000

Earliest Citation:
OK, once is not enough. Lots of serial entrepreneurs, who spawn one company after the next, swear it.“
—Anne Murphy, “Double Vision,“ Inc., March, 1991

The first print use of today's phrase that I could find is from a 1991 Inc. magazine article. However, the author's relatively casual use of the phrase (she defines it, but she doesn't put it in quotation marks) suggests that it had been "in the air" for at least a little while before that.

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