Praxis Academy


2017 PRAXIS ACADEMY 


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

EARLY DECISION APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN THROUGH 2/1/17

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When: JULY 31 - AUGUST 4, 2017

Where: Los Angeles, California, on Biola University's Campus

What: Week-long intensive on theology, culture, and entrepreneurship, led by 30 founders and thought leaders 

Praxis Academy exists to equip the brightest of tomorrow's makers and leaders through exposure to a diverse pool of successful founders, key theological and cultural learning, and a high-caliber peer community. 

If you're a student interested in attending we'd enjoy learning more about you through the application process and hope you'll apply today! It's also a pleasure to receive nominations from our trusted community; we've met many great candidates this way.

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APPLICATION DEADLINES:

Early Decision (All Students): 11/7 - 2/1/17

Open Round (All Students): 2/2/17 - 4/1/17

*all applications close at 11:59pm Pacific Time on the given date


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

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.

 

APPLIED LEARNING

Praxis brings a unique perspective on application; we focus on synthesizing multiple inputs and developing a personal point of view.

 

WHO IT’S FOR

We’re looking for exceptional individuals that are:

  • entrepreneurial in heart & mind (starting a venture is not a prerequisite, but a demonstrated interest in entrepreneurship is important) 
  • 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
  • current undergraduates, or those who have graduated within 18 months of the Academy event dates 

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:

  • 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
  • opportunity for priority application to Future Founders, an entrepreneurial apprenticeship summer program with past Praxis Fellows

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.

Cost: $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 participants must pay their $100 deposit within 7 days of receiving their acceptance to reserve their seat
  • accepted participants also have the option to pay program fees in full after being accepted
  • $100 deposits are non-refundable

SCHOLARSHIPS

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:  

  • 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: Schools participating in our University Partnership Program at the Partner, Affiliate I, Affiliate II levels have scholarships available for their students (for a current list of schools participating, click here)

 

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

 

THANKS TO OUR HOST: BIOLA UNIVERSITY & THE CROWELL SCHOOL OF BUSINESS