The Values & Capitalism 2017 Fall Weekend Honors Program, to be hosted at Seattle Pacific University, is an intensive seminar on business and entrepreneurship for 25 Christian undergraduate students from colleges and universities across the country. Unlike a traditional academic seminar, the program will consist primarily of hands-on exercises and activities that encourage entrepreneurial thinking. It will also provide a unique opportunity for students to integrate their faith with their interests in business and entrepreneurship and connect with Christian leaders working in entrepreneurial careers.

Seattle, WA

October 27-29, 2017

Housing, meals on class days, and travel expenses.

Preference will be given to students who have not previously participated in a
V&C Weekend Honors Program or a V&C Summer Honors Program.

The application deadline for this program is Monday, September 18th.
Please email Mollie Moore at mollie.moore@aei.org with any questions.


Entrepreneurship & Human Flourishing:
Brian Brenberg, The King’s College, and Haley Robison, Kammok

Additional details:
Participants will take part in three core tutorials with Brian Brenberg, including: a team-oriented problem solving exercise, a Harvard Business School case study examining the social value and consequences of business, and a discussion about failing by design. Additionally, students will engage in several practicums on design thinking, business model canvassing, career design, and vocational mapping, led by Haley Robison. Beyond these sessions, students will have the opportunity to hear from several Christian business leaders from the region and participate in a site visit to a local business.

Past guest lecturers include:
Patrick Briaud, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors
John Coleman, Invesco, Ltd.
Bethany Jenkins, The Gospel Coalition
L. Gregory Jones, Duke Divinity School
John Kingston, Sword & Spoon Group
President Michael Lindsay, Gordon College
Sarah Moore, Americans for Propsperity
President Gregory Thornbury, The King’s College
Oye Waddell, Hustle PHX


Contact V&C Senior Manager Mollie Moore at Mollie.Moore@aei.org.

Schedule of events:

October 27-29, 2017

Friday, October 27
1:00 pm Registration
1:30 pm Welcome and Introductions
2:00 pm Tutorial I, Brian Brenberg
4:00 pm Tutorial II, Brian Brenberg
7:00 pm Opening Reception and Dinner

Saturday, October 28
8:00 am Breakfast
8:30 am Practicum I, Haley Robison
10:30 am Practicum II, Haley Robison
12:30 pm Lunch
1:00 pm Tutorial III, Brian Brenberg
3:00 pm Site Visit
6:30 pm Closing Dinner
8:00 pm Student and Alumni Reception

Sunday, October 29
9:00 am Worship and Biblical Reflection
10:00 am Debrief and Closing Discussion

Travel and stipends:
Honors students will also receive a travel voucher based on distance from Seattle, lodging, and meals on Friday, Saturday and Sunday morning. Students must check out of their hotel rooms by 11:00am on Sunday, October 29, but may book travel out of Seattle at their convenience.


Professor Brian Brenberg serves as Chair of the Program in Business and Finance and teaches courses in business and economics at The King’s College. Prior to joining the King’s faculty, he worked in the financial services and medical device industries, as well as public policy research and philanthropy. He earned an MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School and an MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School.

Haley Robison serves as the chief executive officer at Kammok. Haley was drawn to Kammok’s vision to “equip and inspire” and believes in the power of well-designed product to enable and encourage life changing experiences. Prior to joining Kammok, Haley worked as a consultant, field instructor, organizational designer, sous chef, and bootcamp instructor. She completed a joint Masters degree in Business and Education from Stanford University and is a graduate of the University of Texas.

Bryan Papé is the founder and CEO of MiiR, a certified B Corp and Product to Project™ company launched in 2010. Having inherited his grandfather’s entrepreneurial spirit, it wasn’t until a life-or-death ski accident at the age of 20 that Bryan fully realized his vision to begin building a legacy of generosity. In 2016, Bryan was named a 40 Under 40 business leader by the Puget Sound Business Journal. He received the first Young Alum of the Year award from his alma mater Seattle Pacific University in 2009, and in 2015 was awarded the first Young Alum of the Year in the SPU School of Business and Economics.


  • Applicants must be current undergraduates. Preference will be given to rising juniors and seniors, and to students who have not previously participated a V&C honors program.
  • Applicants must have a brief recommendation from a faculty member at their college or university.
  • International students are eligible.

Application Instructions:

  • Applicants must submit a resume, unofficial transcripts and a cover letter explaining 1) their interest in business and entrepreneurship and 2) why they want to participate in the Values & Capitalism Weekend Honors Program.
  • Applicants must secure a recommendation from a faculty member at their college or university in order to apply. Faculty members may submit their recommendations online at this link.

“AEI’s Values and Capitalism weekend challenged my former perception of what it means to live out faith-based entrepreneurship. I will never forget networking with established leaders in the business and academic realms alongside twenty new friends.”

“This weekend completely changed my views on failure. I now see entrepreneurship as a means of creation, comparable to designing a piece of artwork.”