Emerging Founders

The Emerging Founders scholarship program is an all-expenses-paid award for ten next-generation entrepreneurs to attend the 2024 Praxis Summit, May 6-8 in Napa Valley, as our community’s guests. Emerging Founders will join regular event programming, as well as have unique opportunities with mentors and Praxis Fellows as a cohort onsite.

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Emerging Founders

May 6-8, 2024
Napa, CA

Who you are now

Have 3-years or less full-time work experience or have finished a degree program in the last 3 years

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


Early Application period:
Oct. 28 - Dec. 8, 2023

Standard Applications Close:
January 19, 2024

Cohort Notified:
Feb 1, 2024

May 6-8, 2024

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 for 2024 will be open until January 19, 2024.

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Scholarship Information

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.

Summit Registration
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 Emerging Founders participants.

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