Old Dominion University is entrepreneurial and innovative in its approach to education and service.
With the generous support of Mark and Tammy Strome, Old Dominion University will launch a new Entrepreneurial Center later this year, an innovative program that will empower ODU students from any academic discipline to create economic and social value in Hampton Roads and beyond.
The Strome Entrepreneurial Center will guide student entrepreneurs across the entire life cycle of the entrepreneurial process - from idea through the planning, research, analysis, startup and initial operations stages.
Entrepreneurs will be the true job creators in the 21st Century economy, and Old Dominion University plays a pivotal role in empowering a new generation of entrepreneurs to fuel our economy.
During a visit to the university by Mark and Tammy Strome, who have pledged $11 million to Old Dominion in support of a new, multipronged program to nurture business entrepreneurs, President John R. Broderick highlighted the campus-wide effort to continue ODU’s strong entrepreneurial tradition.
Creating Entrepreneurial Social Capital
The field of social entrepreneurship is exploding in popularity, including on college campuses. Enactus was created to help tap into the entrepreneurial spirit that exists in everyone to spur progress on human causes, helping create common good in the world.
Cultivating Student Entrepreneurship
Students at Old Dominion University engage in entrepreneurial thinking and action while they are still in the classroom. The Student Entrepreneurship Club and Enactus, a national organization, cultivate the leadership and innovative thinking of future entrepreneurs.