Ali is a Ph.D. candidate at the CERGAM, the University of Aix-Marseille in France. He also has a master’s degree in management of innovation and information systems from the same university and bachelor of management engineering from Iran. His studies undertake an experimental approach to understand social judgment in the entrepreneurship domain. In detail, he interests in legitimation process of innovative new ventures to understand the interaction of enterprises with their institutional environment. Prior to research, Ali has experienced working with different startups in their first years of growth first-hand.