Opus hosted 11 Wheaton students for an intensive training on faith and entrepreneurship with Praxis Academy in Los Angeles on August 1-5, 2016. After the events of Wheaton Shark Tank and a January workshop on faith and entrepreneurship offered on campus, 11 students were selected to receive scholarships to attend the advanced experience.
Praxis Academy exists to equip top undergraduate students with a theological and cultural vision for their entrepreneurial ventures along with the tools to be successful. Praxis exposes students to organizational founders across multiple sectors and geographies and seeks to nurture among students a vision for the cultural impact of founding new organizations with kingdom visions. During the Academy, students will engage with Christian entrepreneurs and thought leaders and will interact with one another in a series of workshops and brainstorming sessions. Praxis Faculty are entrepreneurial leaders with decades of experience at the intersection of Christian faith and world-class competence. One student has said the Academy was “one of the most transformative weeks of my life.”
Following the Academy, Opus personnel attended the inaugural meeting of a Praxis hosted entrepreneurship council consisting of representatives of colleges and universities seeking to gather their students around themes of faith and entrepreneurship.
For more information about the Academy, visit their website.