This study introduces the Deleuzian concept of “encounter” to describe the moments of high intensity that direct, redirect, accelerate, decelerate, and, often, perturb entrepreneurial paths marked by entrepreneurial bricolage (Baker & Nelson, 2005). A conceptual framework is proposed to first define the Deleuzian encounter. The choice of signifiers referring to the encounter will then be studied in a corpus of entrepreneurial narratives to deepen the understanding of how entrepreneurs express and experience this concept.