Explore ACADEMY Venture
August 1-5, 2022
Los Angeles, CA
+ 6 Virtual Sessions September-December
Who you are now
Part-time innovator, trying to explore whether to take the next step with your venture idea; or
Idea-stage founder with a hunch to work out around an important issue; or
Early-stage founder looking for guidance in moving from concept to launch
Humble, ambitious Christian seeking to build and lead your venture as a demonstration of your faith
What you’ll learn
What redemptive entrepreneurship is—in principle, theology, and practice
Commitments and practices of a redemptive entrepreneur
A venture-building method that applies sound entrepreneurial best practice with a redemptive imagination
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
Testing and refining your idea before you go full-time; or
Making the leap to launch your venture; or
Adding to your growing venture team and raising initial capital; or
Forming community with other idea-stage founders for support and collaboration
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 mentors
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 close on May 25.
April 1 - May 25
Payments due 7 days after decisions sent
Los Angeles, CA
Sept. - Dec.
includes Double Occupancy room on campus at Biola
Upgrade to Hotel
Double Occupancy hotel room with Queen bed
Upgrade to Hotel
Single Occupancy hotel room with King bed
Add Second Founder
$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 room 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 — 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.
For high-capacity builders seeking to develop a venture-building community in their context
Activate your venture-building community by running a Praxis Local Lab
Core Event + Guided tour of Praxis’s ecosystem building approach + Local Lab experience
In-person 5-day Academy Week + 25 virtual hours over 6 weeks
$1295 (+ $700 for 2nd builder)
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)