This year’s 19th Interdisciplinary European Conference on Entrepreneurship Research (IECER 2021) will zoom in on the themes: Turbulence, Resilience and Transition. After a full year of lock-down and COVID, it is only fitting that we consider the role of entrepreneurship in dealing with Turbulence. Entrepreneurs have had to deal with rapidly changing situations and a highly uncertain environment. The pandemic has affected all: Family firms, small everyday ventures and high growth start-ups. Some sectors saw spectacular growth, others faced severe lockdown and the fall-out of the pandemic has yet to be revealed.