Academy Core

Academy Core is designed for emerging and experienced entrepreneurs and builders who want to deepen their imagination and formation in redemptive entrepreneurship. It’s a great fit for those seeking to discover a vibrant community of redemptive ideas, ventures, exemplars, and opportunities—in a short time.

Academy Core is a high-energy, immersive experience with a packed schedule of learning designed to activate your vision for redemptive venture-building. 

The program takes place in person over three days at the start of Academy Week: August 1-3, 2022, in Los Angeles, CA.

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Academy Core

August 1-3, 2022
Los Angeles, CA

Who you are now

Emerging or experienced leader with entrepreneurial interest

Humble, ambitious Christian seeking to strengthen your faith and apply it as fully as possible in your vocation 

Eager to learn about redemptive venture-building and developing the imagination and practices of a redemptive leader

What you’ll learn

What redemptive entrepreneurship is—in principle, theology, and practice 

Commitments and practices of a redemptive leader

How real-life entrepreneurs are building ventures and practicing redemptive entrepreneurship through the Praxis community

Where you’re going

Considering a shift toward more entrepreneurial work; or

Resolving to participate with clearer redemptive purpose in your existing entrepreneurial roles; or

Founding a venture to address a gap you see in the world


Three-day in-person event (approximately 20 hours of active participation) in Los Angeles, CA, with a global group of participants

Live talks, panels, and intimate roundtables with Academy faculty

Venture pitches by Praxis Fellows (founders of our portfolio ventures)

Discussion and reflection in small groups


Application period: April 1–May 25, 2022

Accepted candidates notified: May 27, 2022

Program fee deposit due: June 3, 2022

Academy Core: August 1–3, 2022

Academy Speakers and Mentors

What participants gain

You’ll grow as a leader. You’ll be learning from more than a dozen Academy faculty and speakers—wise leaders with expertise in strategy, operations, and leadership—who are exemplars of redemptive entrepreneurship and active contributors to the Praxis community.

You’ll develop a vision and learn frameworks for redemptive action over the long haul. Ideas are just abstractions until they make their way into your imagination, your practices, and your specific context. Because the goal is to turn your faith and imagination into action, you’ll come away with plenty of ideas to fuel the next stage of your  entrepreneurial journey.

You’ll experience a life-giving community and open up opportunities for collaboration and career advancement. Your cohort for the three days will include a fascinating and diverse group of peers on a similar vocational journey. After Academy Week you’ll have access to a private community platform to share advice, jobs, and connections. And, for those seeking to work at a redemptive venture, you’ll get a special designation on the Praxis Talent Network—our two-sided platform for career opportunities in our global venture portfolio.



Applications for the 2022 Academy close on May 25.

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April 1 - May 25

Apps Open

May 27


Payments due 7 days after decisions sent


August 1-3

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Los Angeles, CA

program fees



includes Double Occupancy room on campus at Biola

Upgrade to Hotel

+ $200

Double Occupancy hotel room with Queen bed

Upgrade to Hotel

+ $400

Single Occupancy hotel room with King bed

Program Fees include all materials, meals, shuttle to and from LAX airport, and a Double Occupancy room in campus housing. All programs have the option to upgrade housing to a nearby hotel for an additional cost.

Upgrade to a hotel with a Double Occupancy room with a Queen bed for $200 per person; or a Single Occupancy room with a King bed for $400 per person. Limited by availability.

Note: For Double Occupancy rooms, you will be able to choose your roommate if you have a partner or friend attending the event, or you can opt to have Praxis match you with a same-gender roommate.

Scholarship Information

There are two types of scholarships available: Sponsored and Need-Based.

Each year Praxis works with individuals and organizations who fund scholarships for specific types of participants. Examples may include scholarships for founders from a specific region (e.g. Latin America), those affiliated with a certain college or organization, or demographic-based (e.g. emerging female founders). If you were invited to apply for a Sponsored scholarship, please note this in your application — for others, simply complete your application as completely as possible and you will be considered if there is a sponsored scholarship available to you.

Praxis has a very limited number of need-based scholarships. Out of respect for those with the most need, we kindly request that you only apply for a need-based scholarship if you are in an extreme financial situation and could only participate if you were awarded one.

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