Third Annual Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Sponsored Hybrid Colloquium on Transitional Entreprene

When:  Feb 28, 2023 from 01:00 to 22:59 (ET)
Associated with  Entrepreneurship (ENT)
Third Annual Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Sponsored Hybrid Colloquium on
Transitional Entrepreneurship
At Strome College of Business, Old Dominion University
June 23 and 24, 2023, Norfolk, Virginia

Entrepreneurship among Veterans, Historically Marginalized groups, Women, Immigrants, and Refugees

We invite scholars, students, and practitioners to submit completed papers, ‘works in progress,’ and panel proposals for the Transitional Entrepreneurship colloquium to be held on June 23rd and 24th, 2023. The colloquium is the third of a series of annual colloquia sponsored by a grant from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. The 2023 edition of the colloquium will be in a hybrid format.

Transitional Entrepreneurship

Transitional entrepreneurship focuses on issues facing entrepreneurs from communities that face significant adversity in launching ventures and for whom the path involves substantive life transitions. We focus on entrepreneurs from veterans, immigrants, refugees, women, historically marginalized groups, and economically distressed communities.

As research on transitional entrepreneurs is at an early stage, we welcome papers from multiple perspectives, methodologies, regions, and themes with implications for theory, practice, and policy.

Colloquium Mission

  • Bring together a diverse community of scholars, practitioners, and policy makers interested in entrepreneurship among transitional communities.
  • Generate and disseminate a body of knowledge that motivates relevant future research projects and actionable ideas in transitional entrepreneurship


Panel discussions: Leading scholars share their work and provide thought-provoking ideas and directions for future research in transitional entrepreneurship.

Paper sessions: Scholars are offered an opportunity to present their research and receive feedback from attendees.

Case study sessions: Transitional entrepreneurs and mentors share their experiences.

Pedagogical Contributions: Presenters provide innovative methods to share knowledge with practitioners in various settings. For instance: Traditional Universities, Community Colleges, Entrepreneurship Centers, Incubators, or any other entity that facilitates learning for practitioners.

Networking and Meet the Editors sessions

Timeline Feb 28th: Submission Deadline March 15th: Decisions on Manuscripts and Registration Opens

Submission site:

There are two submission tracks, developmental papers (two-page project proposal and 250-word abstract), and full papers ready for the publication review process. The maximum length for complete paper submissions is 40 pages, including all references and appendixes. We prefer Times New Roman 12 font size, double-spaced, and 1-inch margins.

Registration: Free for all authors with accepted papers.

Travel & Lodging: A limited number of stipends are available to support travel, lodging, and meals.

Special issue based on the conference to be announced later.

Colloquium chair:
Anil Nair

Questions about colloquium:
Chris Willis


Anil Nair