Explore ACADEMY Ecosystem
August 1-5, 2022
Los Angeles, CA
+ 6 Virtual Sessions September-December
Who you are now
Experienced entrepreneur with a capacity and passion to bring your experience to bear across many ventures; or
Active leader and developer of entrepreneurial talent in your community, with a platform to convene founders, mentors, operational talent, and capital
Humble, ambitious Christian seeking to live out your faith as fully as possible in your vocation, and eager to help other entrepreneurs do the same
What you’ll learn
What redemptive entrepreneurship is—in principle, theology, and practice
How to run a Praxis Local Lab to advance a venture-building ecosystem in your context
Guided “insider tour” of Praxis’s frameworks, principles, and tools for growing a venture-building ecosystem
How real-life founders are building ventures and practicing redemptive entrepreneurship through the Praxis community
Some of the most essential issues and opportunities for redemptive innovation across sectors and industries
Where you’re going
Using the Praxis Local Lab as one of the tools to convene, test, catalyze, and sustain a venture-building ecosystem in your context
Five-day in-person event (approximately 40 hours of active participation) in Los Angeles, CA, with talks, panels, and roundtables with Academy faculty; venture pitches by Praxis Fellows (founders of our portfolio ventures); and in-person 1:1 sessions with Praxis team members
6 live-virtual sessions from September-December for practical venture-building application
Application period: April 1–May 25, 2022
Accepted candidates notified: May 27, 2022
Program fee deposit due: June 3, 2022
Academy Week: August 1–5, 2022
Follow-on live-virtual sessions: 6 sessions from September-December
Academy Speakers and Mentors
2022 ACADEMY APPLICATIONs
Applications for the 2022 Academy are now closed. To express interest in a future program, please use the button below.
April 1 - May 25
Payments due 7 days after decisions sent
Los Angeles, CA
Sept. - Dec.
includes Double Occupancy room on campus at Biola
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Double Occupancy hotel room with Queen bed
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Single Occupancy hotel room with King bed
Add Second Builder
$700 (+ optional room upgrades)
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 $400 per person; or a Single Occupancy with a King bed for $800 per person. Limited rooms available.
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.
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.
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.
For pre-seed or idea-stage founders
Create a redemptive vision and strategy for your new venture
Core Event + Intensive course in venture building, applied to your startup
In-person 5-day Academy Week + 25 virtual hours over 6 weeks
$1295 (+ $700 for 2nd founder)
For entrepreneurial builders at a career inflection point
Develop an imaginative roadmap for your entrepreneurial vocation
Core Event + Vision-shaping workshops with personal application
In-person 5-day Academy Week
For any emerging or experienced entrepreneurial builder
Deepen your imagination and formation in redemptive entrepreneurship
A high-energy, immersive event with global entrepreneurial peers
In-person Academy Week (first 3 days)