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Strome College of Business

2022 Hybrid Colloquium on Transitional Entrepreneurship

June 17 and 18, 2022 at Strome College of Business,
Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia

Registration Portal Confirmation Of Attendance & Airfare/Mileage Reimbursement Request

If attending in-person and requesting travel support, please fill the above by April 15th.


A special issue of New England Journal of Entrepreneurship will be published based on the conference theme.


Entrepreneurship Among Veterans, Minorities, Women, Immigrants, 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 17th and 18th, 2022. The colloquium is the second of a series of annual colloquia supported by a grant from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. Due to COVID-19, the 2022 edition of the colloquium will be in hybrid format.


What is 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, minorities, 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.



About the Colloquium

  1. Bring together a diverse community of scholars, practitioners and policy makers interested in entrepreneurship among transitional communities

  2. Generate and disseminate a body of knowledge that motivates relevant future research projects and actionable ideas in transitional entrepreneurship

  1. February 28, 2022: Call for Papers Submission Deadline

  2. March 15, 2022: Decisions on Manuscripts and Registration Opens

Registration will open on February 1, 2022. Registration will be free for all authors with accepted papers.

Book your group rate for Transitional Entrepreneurship Colloquium

SpringHill Suites Norfolk Old Dominion University

113 USD per night

Start Date: Wednesday, June 15, 2022

End Date: Monday, June 20, 2022

Last Day to Book: Tuesday, May 17, 2022


Stipends available to support travel, lodging and meals. Limited number of guest passes available for doctoral students.

If attending in-person and requesting travel support, please fill the below by April 15th:

Confirmation Of Attendance & Airfare/Mileage Reimbursement Request
  1. Panel Discussions: Leading scholars who share their work and provide thought provoking ideas and directions for future research in transitional entrepreneurship.

  2. Paper Sessions: Offer scholars an opportunity to present their research and receive feedback from attendees.

  3. Case Study Sessions: Transitional entrepreneurs and mentors sharing their experiences.

  4. Networking and Meet the Editors Sessions




Dr. Banu Ozkazanc-Pan

Dr. Banu Ozkazanc-Pan

Brown University

Peter Roberts

Peter Roberts

Emory University

Jennifer Madden

Jennifer Madden

Dean, Linfield University

Montressa Washington

Montressa Washington

Shenandoah University

Anna Lee Saxenian

Anna Lee Saxenian

UC, Berkeley

Jason Ivres

Jason Ivres

Entrepreneur Magazine

Shaker Zahra

Shaker Zahra

University of Minnesota

Julie Shields

Julie Shields

CEO, USASBE

Saras Saraswathy

Saras Saraswathy

Darden, UVA

Raj Choudhary

Raj Choudhary

Harvard Business School

Mike Morris

Mike Morris

University of Notre Dame

Michelle Gardner

Michelle Gardner

Veteran Affairs


David Ahlstrom

David Ahlstrom

Chinese University of Hong Kong

Miruna Radu-Lefebvre

Miruna Radu-Lefebvre

Entrepreneurship & Regional Development

Gary Dushnitksy

Gary Dushnitksy

London Business School Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal

Maija Renko

Maija Renko

Journal of Business Venturing

Jeff Pollack

Jeff Pollack

Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice


Saurabh A. Lall

Saurabh A. Lall

University of Oregon

Minority Entrepreneurship

Golshan Javadian

Golshan Javadian

Morgan State University

Women’s Entrepreneurship

Kaveh Moghaddam

Kaveh Moghaddam

University of Houston, Victoria

Immigrant/Refugee Entrepreneurship

Shane Snipes

Shane Snipes

Borough of Manhattan Community College (CUNY)

Transitional Entrepreneurship in Community Colleges

Mirza Tihic

Mirza Tihic

Syracuse University

Veteran’s Entrepreneurship