Vision / History
Praxis was created to support entrepreneurs who are compelled by their faith to advance the common good. The vision for the organization was formed out of a passion to engage deeply and relationally in the development of high-impact ideas, while providing an environment that allows the leaders of these ventures to embody the Gospel within the nuances of their work. We currently engage entrepreneurs primarily through our highly-competitive flagship program, the Praxis Accelerator, a mentorship-driven, year-long process for these entrepreneurs & innovators. Each year, we run two of these programs, one focused on 12 nonprofit entrepreneurs, and one focused on 12 business entrepreneurs. Our goal is to provide selected Fellows with the knowledge and network needed to develop world-class organizations.
A 501(c)(3) nonprofit, Praxis was conceived in 2010 by Dave Blanchard, then a Principal Designer at IDEO and Josh Kwan, the Director of International Giving for the David Weekley Family Foundation, and developed in collaboration with Q, a learning community that mobilizes Christians to advance the common good in society. Now a growing a team, we have a long-term vision to create a flourishing ecosystem of support for entrepreneurs with big ideas that make our world a better place.