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]