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.
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.
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.
Our work often begins with founders and senior teams of early-stage, privately-held businesses and nonprofits. Their unique vision, ambition, and risk tolerance—formed in accountable community—lead to outsized redemptive possibility.
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.
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 VENTURE-BUILDING ECOSYSTEM
Our "venture-building ecosystem" integrates four main elements:
A global venture portfolio of redemptive businesses and nonprofits that have come through highly selective, formative programs;
Imaginative content experiences that help entrepreneurs form vision, develop practices, frame issues, and build organizations;
A community of redemptive entrepreneurs gathering locally, globally, and virtually to serve the portfolio and one another;
A nonprofit organization, based in NYC, guiding and supporting the community’s energy through all of the above.
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 2012 to 2022.
Our Impact — community
Leader Formation & Support
Through our programs and community initiatives, we help founders, funders, and innovators to pursue and practice redemptive entrepreneurship ("RE") in their ventures and industries. These results reflect data from surveys taken of our community in 2021 and 2022:
Our Impact — Content
Reach & Engagement
Our long-term vision is to make redemptive entrepreneurship commonplace among Christians; this includes reaching leaders beyond our direct community with formative ideas and content.