E+I Partners with Praxis in a number of ways to prepare students motivated by their faith to create and lead ventures that matter for the future of society. Part of this partnership includes sending a cohort of our top students, on a full-ride scholarship ($995) to represent us at Praxis Academy. The Academy is a week-long intensive exploring a Christian vision for culture-shaping entrepreneurship that spans business, nonprofits, and social enterprise — both domestic and international.
In addition, Grove City College has the right to fast track two exceptional students to the final application round for the Praxis Emerging Founders Program. You can find more information about both of these programs below.
Special Note: E+I Praxis Programming would not be possible if it weren’t for our generous donor support. If you are interested in supporting the program, please contact us.
A special thank you to Betty Rae (Gray ’82) and Stephen Smith ’81 for their support of the program.
: the work of joining God in creative restoration through sacrifice, in venture building and innovation
Praxis created this definition and teaches that, as believers, we have hope in the belief that the Lord is going to bring about restoration to all in this earth, and it’s that hope compels us to go out and create.
Grove City College is interested in redemptive entrepreneurship because it speaks to the core of who we are as both an institution and individual Christians. We want to empower and equip our students to go out into the world and make a true difference for the common good to further human flourishing…Entrepreneurship is centered on the idea that “there’s gotta be a better way,” and we at Grove City College believe that we have found that better way in the form of redemptive entrepreneurship.
Praxis summer Academy
Early Bird Application Period | Feb 1 – Mar 1: Apply by March 1 to get preference on scholarships
Open Round Application Period | Mar 1 – Apr 1
We are constantly integrating this ideology into E+I competitions, partnerships, programs, and events, as well as into Entrepreneurship Department academic classes. Our partnership with Praxis Academy is invaluable as it gives our students an even deeper understanding of what redemptive entrepreneurship looks like in practice outside of the Grove City College campus. It provides real world experience, depth of knowledge and insight from practicing entrepreneurs and innovators, and connections with like-minded students from around the world.
Hear about our students’ experiences at Praxis Academy:
All I can say is it was an amazing experience….
I met so many different kinds of people from all over the world, and I got to hear the pains of their society. Their stories taught me the vastness of God’s kingdom- that He has established a global Church. It is our job to work together to love and serve Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit to build His kingdom here. It’s a beautiful thing to see that happen in the sphere of business, and it was a sincere blessing to have a better understanding of what it means to that better for God’s glory.
It was a life-changing, overwhelming week that filled my mind with inspiration, my heart with encouragement, and my contact list with passionate Godly, redemptive people. It is not just for entrepreneurship majors, in fact it is even more rewarding for people who aren’t entrepreneurship majors. It is how to live an entrepreneurial redemptive life through your future work, NOT how to become an entrepreneur.
I loved the endless examples of entrepreneurs that have accomplished tremendous stuff when they just got off center stage and let God take the lead on the venture….
Regardless of major, I think it would be a great experience for people to learn to think entrepreneurial about whatever environment they are in and also to connect with like-minded people who aspire to shape our culture through redemptive action.
Who It’s For:
Undergraduates and recent graduates across all backgrounds and majors; both current entrepreneurs and those who are interested in startups; all are passionate about their faith and interested in purposeful innovation across all of culture. Thus far 350 students from over 70 schools — Ivy Leagues, top research & liberal arts, CCCU, and more — have graduated since our first Academy in 2014.
When & Where:
Selected applicants will be awarded full-ride scholarships ($995) and represent GCC at Academy 2020. Attendees will be responsible for travel to and from Praxis Academy.
For more information or to register by April 1, go to: www.praxislabs.org/academy
As part of this ongoing partnership, Grove City College has the right to fast track two exceptional students to the final application round for the Praxis Emerging Founders Program. If you are interested in emerging founders, talk to Professor English.
Praxis Emerging Founders
EMERGING FOUNDERS IS OUR SUMMER-LONG IMMERSION WHERE NEXT GENERATION LEADERS EXPERIENCE FIRSTHAND WHAT IT TAKES TO START AND BUILD A HIGH-IMPACT VENTURE. THE PROGRAM HAS A VENTURE TRACK FOR FOUNDERS WORKING FULL-TIME ON THEIR STARTUP, AND AN APPRENTICESHIP TRACK FOR ASPIRING FOUNDERS WHO ARE CUSTOM-MATCHED TO WORK ALONGSIDE A PRAXIS FELLOW (AN ALUMNI OF OUR BUSINESS OR NONPROFIT ACCELERATOR).