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2016 Academy Recap
150 top students from over 55 schools were selected for the 2016 Praxis Academy, held August 1-5 on the beautiful Biola University Campus.
During the week-long experience, students were led by the Academy Faculty -- 30 entrepreneurs & thought-leaders -- through talks, curated interviews, and intimate roundtable sessions for an immersive learning experience centered on theology, culture, & entrepreneurship. In addition to the learnings, students built friendships with like-minded peers from around the globe, which we hope one day will result in starting ventures together from a shared-values perspective.
2017 ACADEMY NOMINATIONS OPEN NOW
We're pleased to begin the nomination process for our 2017 Academy applicants. If you know of a great candidate who you think should be a part of our next class, nominate them here.
If you're a potential applicant, click here to sign up to be the first to know when applications open.
THANKS TO OUR HOST: BIOLA UNIVERSITY & THE CROWELL SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
About the Annual Academy Gathering
Annual Gathering Features
We place significant emphasis on personal interaction, intimate settings for serious conversations, and custom-fit programs tailored for each student's specific interests, questions, and talents.
More of a community than a conference, Academy students build life-long relationships with a community of like-minded peers from around the world. Academy students also connect to the broader Praxis community, which includes Praxis Fellows - over 100 entrepreneurs who have been through a Praxis Accelerator - the Praxis Core Team, Venture partners, and Praxis Mentors.
Praxis brings a unique perspective on application; we focus on synthesizing multiple inputs and developing a personal point of view, reaching beyond the challenge of creating a sustainable venture to the ultimate goal building a flourishing life.
WHO IT’S FOR
We’re looking for exceptional individuals that are:
WHAT ACADEMY STUDENTS GET
Our aim is to provide participants with the vision, knowledge, relationships, and opportunities needed to begin a career of entrepreneurship in business, nonprofits, and social enterprises alike. We provide:
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Our hope is to make Praxis Academy accessible to all students, through an extremely high-value program and a number of available scholarships.
2017 FEES WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN WINTER 2016
Through the generous support of donors and University Partner 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:
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 school (yes, even non-faith-based schools have provided grants for their students to attend!), relatives, or create small businesses to fund their way.