Neologistic blog Word Spy notices a phrase coming back into vogue:
startup artist n. A person who specializes in creating new businesses.
Current citations: Wired Magazine on May 1, 2006, and BusinessWeek on November 1, 2005.
First known citation: 1990. Uh-oh.
See also: Dot con artist, cited in 1999 and 2000.
Startup artist [Word Spy]