The Emerging Founders Scholarship Program is an all-expenses-paid award for six future leaders aged 25 and under to attend the 2023 Praxis Redemptive Imagination Summit, May 22-24 in Napa Valley, as our community’s guests. Future Founders will join regular event programming, as well as have unique opportunities with mentors and Praxis Fellows as a cohort on-site.
Explore Emerging Founders
May 22-24, 2023
Who you are now
Between 18-25 years old
Serious about your Christian faith
Have demonstrated capacity and intent in pursuing entrepreneurship
Humble in your posture and ambitious in your vocational pursuits
What you’ll Learn
Commitments and practices of a redemptive entrepreneur
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
What redemptive entrepreneurship is—in principle, theology, and practice
Where you’re going
Discerning the role venture-founding will play in your vocation; or
Making the leap to launch your venture; or
Forming community with other idea-stage founders for support and collaboration
Three-day in-person event in Napa, CA, with talks, panels, and roundtables with members of the Praxis community
Now - February 28, 2023
March 1 - March 20, 2023
April 1, 2023
May 22-24, 2023
What participants gain
You’ll grow as a leader. You’ll be learning from and engaging with our community—wise leaders with expertise in strategy, operations, and leadership—who are exemplars of redemptive entrepreneurship and active contributors to the Praxis community.
You’ll build your entrepreneurial capacity or strengthen your current venture. With exposure to our Fellows and their big visions in a wide variety of industries, you will widen your vision for what is possible as a redemptive entrepreneur.
You’ll contribute to a life-giving peer community and open up opportunities for venture collaboration. From start to finish, you’re part of a cohort—a diverse group of peers on a similar vocational journey.
Applications for Emerging Founders close on March 1, 2023. The application will take approximately 15-30 minutes to complete.
The Emerging Founders Program is a selective, no-cost program for the next generation of entrepreneurial leaders. We are excited to have you join us, and we want to limit any financial barriers to your full-participation.
The Summit Registration fee and lodging at the Meritage Resort in Napa ($2,150) are included for this cohort. All meals during the event will be provided.
Praxis will reimburse or help book flights to and from the Napa event for all participants.
Emerging Founders FAQs
Do I need to have an active venture to apply?
No! While we don't expect all Emerging Founders to be actively working on a venture, we do expect that all Future Founders will at some point in their career start a venture. Today you may be trying to find ways to solve issues that are close to your heart, brainstorming venture ideas, between ventures, or actively working on a venture.
What can I expect at the event?
The Praxis Redemptive Imagination Summit is Praxis' annual "three-day ideas festival for leaders in our community." There will be main-stage talks, breakouts, shared meals, and time to connect with like-minded founders.
Emerging Founders will also have opportunities to go deeper with their cohort with a few opportunities for customized programming.
What are the lodging details for my stay?
The Meritage Resort, in Napa, CA, is a beautiful resort on the outskirts of Napa. You will stay in a room with two double-beds and be paired with a same-gender roommate.