Praxis Academy


PRAXIS ACADEMY 


WE BELIEVE THE FUTURE OF CULTURE DEPENDS LARGELY ON THE WORLDVIEW OF THE NEXT GENERATION OF ENTREPRENEURS.

Praxis Academy inspires and prepares undergraduates and recent graduates with the heart, vision, knowledge, relationships, and opportunities needed to work on cultural renewal in business and nonprofits alike. Our flagship event is the annual Academy: a week-long intensive learning experience for aspiring entrepreneurs, centered on a vision for redemptive entrepreneurship. 


ACADEMY 2017  // OUR FLAGSHIP EVENT FOR THE NEXT GENERATION OF ENTREPRENEURS


When: July 31 - August 4, 2017
Where: Los Angeles, CA // on the campus of Biola University
Who: 200 top undergraduates and recent graduates that are serious about their faith, and interested in purposeful innovation
What: An intensive learning experience featuring talks, topical breakouts, workshops, and personal access to successful founders -- as well as Pitch Night to share your idea to get feedback and meet your future co-founder
How: Apply Online

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THE 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

Academy students build life-long relationships with a curated community of like-minded peers from around the world.  Academy students also connect to the broader Praxis community, which includes Praxis Fellows - over 125 entrepreneurs who have been through a Praxis Accelerator - the Praxis Core Team, Venture Partners, and Praxis Mentors.

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 ~2 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

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 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 within 14 days of receiving their acceptance to reserve their seat
  • 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