Advancing Redemptive Entrepreneurship
409 W 45th Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10036
At Praxis Academy, we believe we are in a unique moment in history where the future of culture depends largely on the worldview of the next generation of entrepreneurs. Emerging Founders is our summer-long immersion for next generation founders who work full-time on their venture and are mentored by the Praxis team and community in the ways and practices of redemptive entrepreneurship.
EARLY DECISION APPLICATION: NOVEMBER 1 - DECEMBER 1
PROGRAM: JUNE 4 - AUGUST 4, 2018
Emerging Founders is a mentorship driven immersion for next generation founders who are serious about building a redemptive venture -- be it business, nonprofit, or social enterprise. Each year, we search far and wide to find a cohort of high-capacity next generation entrepreneurs and invite them into the Praxis community through this highly selective program.
June 4 - August 4, 2018
9-Week mentorship driven immersion in building a venture; our holistic approach to the success of the venture and the entrepreneur creates a unique experience that is a hybrid between an early-stage startup accelerator and leadership development program.
Applications are open to current undergraduates and those who have graduated within the past ~3 years (exceptions are considered); must be a Founder or Co-Founder of a venture and one of the lead decision makers; must plan on working full-time on their venture for the summer.
In-person events are in New York City (Induction) and Los Angeles (Capstone); in between the two events, Founders work full-time on their venture (from anywhere of their choosing) and participate in bi-weekly video sessions that include Praxis exclusive content on venture building, a speaker series, and more.
WHAT EMERGING FOUNDERS GET
Emerging Founders is a non-residential, mentorship and community oriented program that is unique in its holistic approach to both the venture and the entrepreneur. The experience includes two in-person events to start and end the program, with bi-weekly video calls in between, allowing the entrepreneur to continue working full-time on their venture without having to move to NYC for the summer.
STIPEND & FEES
Emerging Founders is a one of a kind opportunity for top founders to work full-time on their venture for the summer without incurring debt or exchanging equity:
Josh Payne, a CS Major from Stanford and 2017 Praxis Emerging Founder, sharing the vision for his startup, APFYT, at the 2017 Academy. The Emerging Founders program includes coaching on story, pitch decks and fundraising, as well as an opportunity to present in front of a highly engaged audience at the Annual Academy.
LEADING VENTURES THAT ARE...
Josh Kwan and Jessica Kim share lessons on raising capital and building relationships with potential funders. Both seasoned veterans in the space, they are just two of the many mentors whom Emerging Founders learn from on a variety of topics.