Praxis Academy


PRAXIS ACADEMY IS RAISING UP A COMMUNITY OF NEXT GENERATION LEADERS WHO ARE PURSUING REDEMPTIVE ENTREPRENEURSHIP & INNOVATION ACROSS ALL OF CULTURE

The Annual Academy is our flagship communal learning expereince where next generation leaders from around the globe convene for a week-long intensive each August.

View highlights from the 2017 Academy below and read the recap in the Praxis Journal. 


THE ACADEMY IS OUR FLAGSHIP, WEEK-LONG COMMUNAL LEARNING EXPERIENCE

Academy 2018: July 30 - August 2

Applications Open January 16, 2018  

Each year, Praxis Academy works with a growing group of inspiring undergraduates and recent graduates who are serious about their faith and interested in pursuing redemptive entrepreneurship & innovation. The experience features dynamic presentations, breakouts, workshops, and roundtables where participants have personal access to 25+ leading entrepreneurs and leading cultural thinkers. 

Since our launch in 2014, Praxis Academy has trained 500+ aspiring entrepreneurs from over 100 schools in the U.S. and a half-dozen internationally. 

 

THE ACADEMY EXPERIENCE

TAILORED PROGRAMMING

We place significant emphasis on personal interaction, intimate settings for serious conversations, and custom-fit programs tailored to each student's specific interests, questions, and talents.

INSPIRING COMMUNITY

More of a community than a conference, Academy is designed to facilitate deep relationships with an inspiring group of diverse, values-aligned peers from around the globe. Applicants come from a wide range of backgrounds, interests, and passions. They are united by their pursuit of deeply purposeful work that is an expression of their Christian faith.

APPLIED LEARNING

Praxis offers a unique perspective on application; we focus on synthesizing multiple inputs and developing a personal point of view. The experience includes a holistic view of faith, culture, and entrepreneurship: from the philosophical to the practical.

THE DETAILS

WHO IT’S FOR

We’re looking for exceptional individuals that are:

  • current undergraduates or recent graduates (within the last ~3 years)
  • entrepreneurial in heart & mind (starting a venture is not a prerequisite, but a demonstrated interest in entrepreneurship is important)
  • diverse in thought, background, and interests: we encourage applicants from all majors, areas of interest, and types of schools
  • interested in exploring how to embody the Gospel in all of life
  • humble, teachable, and value mentorship
  • desiring to serve & give to others
  • serious about Jesus, life, and vocational excellence

WHAT ACADEMY STUDENTS GET

Our aim is to provide participants with the vision, knowledge, relationships, and opportunities needed to begin a career of purposeful innovation or entrepreneurship in business, nonprofits, and social enterprises alike. We provide:

  • engaging, interactive presentations by Christian thought leaders and practitioners creating culture through entrepreneurship
  • exclusive Praxis content on building organizations, along with time and space to process and share your own vision and ideas with participants
  • a lifetime network of peers with a shared vision for entrepreneurship as a means for impacting our world in the decades ahead
  • personal access to attending Praxis Fellows, Christ-following business and nonprofit entrepreneurs working out their faith in active startup ventures
  • interaction with Praxis Faculty, entrepreneurial leaders with decades of experience at the intersection of deep faith & world-class competency
  • exclusive alumni-only application round to Emerging Founders, our summer-long immersion where students experience firsthand what it takes to build a high-impact venture

PROGRAM FEES

Our hope is to make the Academy accessible to all, through an extremely high-value program and a number of available scholarships.

2018 All-Inclusive Program Fee: $995

  • includes all program materials, five days / four nights of lodging, all meals, snacks, & beverages throughout the event, and transportation to/from the airport and during the event (no need to rent a car)
  • there are no application, service, or credit card fees

RESERVING YOUR SEAT 

  • since seats are limited, accepted applicants require a $100 deposit to finalize your spot within 14 days of receiving their acceptance
  • accepted applicants also have the option to pay program fees in full after being accepted
  • deposits are non-refundable; final payments can be deferred until mid-June

SCHOLARSHIPS

Through the generous support of donors and our Partner & Affiliate Schools, we are excited to provide thousands of dollars in scholarship to help students attend the Academy each summer. There are two main scholarship options:  

  • NEED BASED: After being accepted, students can apply for a need-based scholarship.

We highly encourage students to think entrepreneurially about funding their program fees prior to applying for a scholarship, as it's an essential skill for entrepreneurs to build. We've seen previous students make creative online campaigns, write proposals to their schools, both private and public, and pitch to relatives, or create small businesses all to fund their way to Academy.

  • PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM: Praxis Academy partners with a select group of schools each year, and reserves full-scholarship seats in the Academy class for their students. Both Partner and Affiliate schools have scholarships available. For a current list of schools participating, click here.
  • Applicants from Partner schools should select their school in the "Partner Scholarship" question on the application. 

If you have questions about Academy that aren't answered here, please read through our FAQ or email us here


PRAXIS ACADEMY THANKS OUR HOST FOR 2017:
BIOLA UNIVERSITY and THE CROWELL SCHOOL OF BUSINESS