About Us

The Strome Entrepreneurial Center (SEC) offers speakers, workshops, contests, and meet-ups every week during the semesters. We also provide individual advising/mentoring sessions for those interested in starting a venture, or in growing an existing one. We also host opportunities for internships and have Student Shared Working Spaces for new companies on campus.

Contact Us

Email StromeEC@odu.edu or call 757.683.6000 for assistance.

Walk-ins are welcome during normal business hours when the University is open (Monday - Friday from 9 am-5 pm).

How We Help

We can help connect you with resources in the community that you may need for your ventures, such as programming, marketing, legal assistance, and other start-up activities.


Events, activities, and advising are free. We encourage and support all members of the ODU community to learn about entrepreneurship and innovation - and to start new ventures, including for-profit, not-for-profit, "intrapreneurs" in larger organizations, and social entrepreneurship.

Mark and Tammy Strome sitting on a couch. His hand on her knee. Her arm draped over his shoulder.


The Strome Entrepreneurial Center exists today because of a generous donation from Mark and Tammy Strome. The Stromes are lifelong entrepreneurs that believe in empowering young entrepreneurs so that they too can live their dreams and change the world.