Creating cultural & social impact through entrepreneurship
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New York, NY 10036
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.
THE ACADEMY INTENSIVE // OUR FLAGSHIP EVENT FOR THE NEXT GENERATION OF ENTREPRENEURS
On July 31 - August 4, 2017 a cohort of nearly 200 next generation founders, innovators, and aspiring entrepreneurs from 80 schools convened for the 2017 Academy, held just outside of Los Angeles on the campus of Biola University. Their week-long intensive learning experience featured talks by leading practitioners, topical breakouts, a workshop, and personal access to successful founders -- as well as a special guest appearance by spoken word and hip-hop artist Propaganda.
Look for more about the experience in an upcoming Praxis Newsletter and Journal, and an announcement about the 2018 Academy in September.
THE ACADEMY EXPERIENCE
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.
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.
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.
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 purposeful innovation or 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 Program Fee: $995
RESERVING YOUR SEAT
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:
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.
PRAXIS ACADEMY THANKS OUR HOST FOR 2017:
BIOLA UNIVERSITY and THE CROWELL SCHOOL OF BUSINESS