Business Accelerator

Applications for the 2018 Business Accelerator are now Live!

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Not a set of conferences or networking events or even a traditional "accelerator," our program is custom designed for each participant, iterative in structure, and comprised of three main events across the country. 

Events are focused on intentional conversations and relationship building, which lead to actionable steps impacting the formation and trajectory of high-impact ventures. All of this happens within a community of friends that is deeply pursuing what it means for entrepreneurs to build meaningful organizations and sustainable lives. At these events, Fellows have intimate interaction with mentors through small roundtable discussions and multiple, extensive one-on-ones.


2017 Business Accelerator Program Dates

Gathering One
Hudson Valley, NY

Oct 9-13, 2017

Just north of Manhattan during the peak foliage season of beautiful Hudson Valley, twenty mentors will gather with our Fellows at a private lodge to examine their organizational growth and personal leadership, ultimately entering into a new community of relationships and often a renewed vision for the intersection of their faith and work.

 

Gathering Two
San Francisco, CA

January 23-27, 2018

Held at a private venue at the Presidio National Park in San Francisco, Fellows and a new group of mentors will again convene to share progress and gain insights into the process of building a high-impact organization. In what often feels like a reunion, Fellows reconvene to build on key learnings from the field and take the conversation to the next level of depth.

 

Gathering Three
Tarrytown, NY

May 9-11, 2018

The program culminates in the midst of a values-aligned investor community and with our alumni, where Fellows share their vision for shaping culture through their venture, and have the opportunity to pursue new relationships and funding.  As the program wraps up, Fellows transition into our active alumni community, where we continue to support their work and lives.

 


 

WHAT FELLOWS GET

  • Personal access to our Praxis Mentors, successful entrepreneurs and investors.
  • Advanced level mentoring on the most critical organizational development topics.
  • A lifetime network of incredible peers and Praxis alumni.
  • Our Praxis team to help create a pitch deck, develop new business, and create a growth strategy
  • An opportunity to present and interact with 100+ values-aligned investors at the program finale.

 

WHAT WE LOOK FOR

Entrepreneurial heart & a passion for excellence

  • Businesses with considerable market opportunities
  • High-growth stage and desire to scale
  • Product or service already in the market
  • Leaders who are serious about creating cultural and social impact through their venture.
  • Deep interest in work/faith integration
  • Humble and teachable leadership

 


 

PROGRAM FEES

Through our generous donors, we are able to offer an excellent yet low-cost program. Program fees are as follows:

$8,000 (Business Fellowship)

$3,000 (Additional Seat for 2nd Fellow)

After the program, as they are led, Fellows are invited to join our “1% Fund,” a Praxis nonprofit equity pool that through individual generosity acts as a pay-it-forward sustainability model for future Fellows and contributes significantly to a movement of Gospel-centered entrepreneurs.

Due to program size and admission process, if for any reason a Fellow cannot participate in an event, refunds cannot be given for program fees (even in extenuating circumstances).