OUR MISSION

Praxis is a creative engine for redemptive entrepreneurship1, supporting founders, funders, and innovators2 motivated by their faith to love their neighbors and renew culture3.

The Future of Culture

The world we'll live in tomorrow will largely be shaped by the imagination of today’s entrepreneurs. Yet not all of that cultural influence is leading to healthy lives or positive social impact today. The world needs entrepreneurs and builders who follow an alternative script of purpose, success, and human flourishing.

Our Opportunity

Entrepreneurs who are spiritually serious, culturally astute, and in community can be winsome witnesses for the truth, goodness, and beauty of the Christian gospel—through their leadership behavior and in the products, services, brands, and organizations they build.

The Future of the Church

The Church is in an age of crisis. Yet we can be optimistic about our public witness and our ability to engage the next generation in the faith. Both will depend on the praxis—the faith in action—of Christ-followers who are committed to love and serve their neighbors. This includes entrepreneurs and builders of ventures of every size, structure, and sector.

Our motivation

In the Praxis community we see our entrepreneurial work as a deep expression of vocation and service.

We believe that God created humanity in his image—so even though we are more frail and proud than we are willing to admit, we are more loved and worthy than we can imagine.

Likewise, nature and culture were created very good by God, have become distorted through selfishness, and cry out for healing—yet they cannot be put fully right through human efforts alone.

In fact, putting the world right—bringing about personal, spiritual, social, cultural, and environmental healing and restoration—is God’s loving and glorious purpose in the world he created. As people loved through grace, we are called to love God and neighbor by joining him in the renewal of all things.

We believe this can be good news to our friends, neighbors, customers, and colleagues who do not share our faith. We are convinced that a radical commitment to the gospel of Jesus Christ is the best starting point for entrepreneurial work that leaves the world a more equitable, humanizing place—and is a powerful witness of our faith in action.

who we are

Our community of practice operates through high-touch programs, robust content, and a global portfolio of redemptive business & nonprofit ventures.

Founders

Our work often begins with founders and senior teams of early-stage, privately-held businesses and nonprofits. Their unique vision, ambition, and risk tolerance lead to outsized redemptive possibility.

Funders

Investors and philanthropists are involved in Praxis because enterprising funders—through their imagination, discernment, and practices—have a profound influence on what gets built, how it's built, and how founders are formed.

Innovators

Everyone who helps build new ventures or offerings and bring them into the world—whether through startups or established organizations, whether rising or established leaders—needs formation in redemptive mindsets and practices.

praxis is a creative engine

our model

Think of the ‘creative engine’ as an ecosystem of resources, relationships, and experiences through which our community advances redemptive entrepreneurship:

High-touch programs and gatherings that form leaders and connect them for accountability, expertise, resourcing, and partnership.

A global portfolio of redemptive business and nonprofit ventures that have come through our intensive programs.

Robust content and self-led experiences to pursue redemptive entrepreneurship in your own communities of learning and practice.

Network and platforms to facilitate the placement of capital and talent in values-aligned organizations.

A lean, tech-forward nonprofit organization, based in NYC, guiding and supporting the community's energy through all of the above.

Praxis | Accelerator, Venture Labs

Our Impact — Ventures

Portfolio Growth & Health

Each year, through our Business and Nonprofit Accelerator programs, we add 24 redemptive ventures to our portfolio. These results reflect the portfolio's growth from inception in 2011 to 2020.

191

Active business and nonprofit Ventures

44

Countries of operation

5,057

Jobs Created by  ventures

$355M

Total annual Revenue (fy2019) of ventures

94%

Survival Rate of  ventures

$108M

capital placed in  ventures by Praxis community

Our Impact — community

Leader Formation & Support

Through our programs and community initiatives, we work directly with founders, funders, builders, and innovators to equip them to pursue and practice redemptive entrepreneurship ("RE") in their ventures and industries. These results reflect data from surveys taken of our community in 2020:

97%

of Fellows aspire to practice re

80%

of Fellows increased their practice of re

93%

of academy participants aspire to practice re

93%

of summit attendees increased their understanding of RE

Our Impact — Content

Reach & Engagement

Our long-term vision is to make redemptive entrepreneurship commonplace amongst Christians; this includes reaching leaders beyond our direct community with formative ideas and content.

9,200

playbooks distributed

450K

reads and listens of our covid-19 content

2,000

Praxis Course Participants

38%

of praxis fellows committed to the rule of life

Our Team