A SUMMER-LONG IMMERSION TO RESOURCE TOP NEXT-GENERATION ENTREPRENEURS AS THEY BUILD REDEMPTIVE VENTURES
Emerging Founders equips next-generation entrepreneurs in the midst of launching redemptive ventures of their own, whether businesses, nonprofits, or social enterprises. Each year, we hand pick a cohort of 12 high-capacity leaders, either current undergraduates or recent graduates, and invite them into the Praxis community. Modeled off our Accelerators, this highly selective program condenses learning into a single summer where the cohort works full-time on their ventures to evaluate viability, while simultaneously participating in intensive mentoring, readings, a speaker series, and discipleship.
Induction Week // New York
The program kicks off with a week-long induction at our headquarters in New York City, and continues in the weeks that follow as Emerging Founders discover what it takes to be a redemptive entrepreneur. Our holistic approach to the success of the venture and the entrepreneur creates a unique experience that’s a hybrid between an early-stage startup accelerator and leadership development program.
Advance Your Idea Anywhere
After Induction week at Praxis Headquarters in New York City, Founders work full-time on their ventures (from any location of their choosing) and participate in bi-weekly video sessions that include exclusive Praxis content on venture building, coaching, a speaker series, and more.
Capstone & Pitch // Los Angeles
Emerging Founders culminates with a second in-person event at the Annual Academy, where top students gather to learn what it takes to build redemptive ventures. Emerging Founders will pitch their ventures to an audience of fellow students, Praxis mentors, and the core team.
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.
Emerging Founders is a non-residential, mentorship and community oriented program that’s unique in its holistic approach to both the venture and the entrepreneur. The experience includes two in-person events that bookend the program, with bi-weekly video calls in-between, allowing the entrepreneurs to continue working full-time on their ventures without requiring a move to NYC for the summer.
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.
Emerging Founders is a one of a kind opportunity for top founders to work full-time on their ventures for the summer without incurring debt or exchanging equity: