Homestead's entrepreneur graphic shows that innovators have always been around, although the term "entrepreneur" is frequently only associated with someone who uses technology and lives in the digital age. This infographic goes back in time, starting with the Renaissance.
Historically, the Renaissance is a pivotal point in history for the arts, but it was also a very important time for the development of commerce and trading goods with other countries. There was another huge shift in the 19th century, with entrepreneurs like Henry Ford revolutionizing how products are assembled.
In the digital age, the modern entrepreneur takes the form of a Steve Jobs-like character, representing someone who embodies a brand, makes use of crowdsourcing to accelerate innovation and manages a company and its employees -- the modern entrepreneur is a Renaissance man or woman who can do it all.