Andrew Isaak studied economics at Bucknell University in Pennsylvania and completed the full time MBA program in International Business at Pace University’s Lubin School of Business. Since 2014, he is a PhD candidate at the Chair for SME Research and Entrepreneurship at the University of Mannheim, where he is currently conducting research on the entrepreneurial potential of refugees. He has been nominated for the Best Paper Award of the RENT Entrepreneurship conference. Previously, he coordinated the behavioral economics lab at the University of Heidelberg’s Alfred Weber Institute and founded the crowdfunding startup Tommoko UG. In 2016 he spent four months on a scholarship as visiting researcher at the University of California at Berkeley gathering data on sustainable transportation. His research interests include migrant entrepreneurship, sustainability, crowdsourcing and entrepreneurial ecosystems.