Old Program Timeline

June 18-19

KICKOFF Event      

Virtual

June 24 - August 5

weekly MODULES & 
MENTORING EVENTS              

Virtual

June 24 - August 5

weekly MODULES & 
MENTORING EVENTS              

Virtual

June 24 - August 5

weekly MODULES & 
MENTORING EVENTS              

Virtual

June 24 - August 5

weekly MODULES & 
MENTORING EVENTS              

Virtual

June 24 - August 5

weekly MODULES & 
MENTORING EVENTS              

Virtual

June 24 - August 5

weekly MODULES & 
MENTORING EVENTS              

Virtual

June 24 - August 5

weekly MODULES & 
MENTORING EVENTS              

Virtual

June 24 - August 5

weekly MODULES & 
MENTORING EVENTS              

Virtual

June 24 - August 5

weekly MODULES & 
MENTORING EVENTS              

Virtual

August 12-13

CAPSTONE EVENT

Livestream with regional host sites

We believe that Christian entrepreneurs who are spiritually serious, culturally astute, and in community have a unique ability to build a better society and demonstrate the beauty and goodness of the gospel across all of life. The Praxis community seeks to help entrepreneurs operate more fully through a redemptive lens, all while being serious about the growth of their venture.

A mentorship-driven program, the Praxis Business Accelerator equips top ventures as they seek the redemptive edge in their industries. We accept just 12 startups every year, with up to two leaders per organization.

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Praxis | Our impact

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We invite a small number of leaders who run organizations at scale ($10M+ in annual revenue) to go through the program as Scale Fellows. With an emphasis on implementing at scale, Fellows will learn from the Praxis team and mentors on how to build and lead a redemptive venture into the next phase of its lifecycle.

Praxis | Our impact

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Headline 2

We invite a small number of leaders who run organizations at scale ($10M+ in annual revenue) to go through the program as Scale Fellows. With an emphasis on implementing at scale, Fellows will learn from the Praxis team and mentors on how to build and lead a redemptive venture into the next phase of its lifecycle.

Praxis | Our impact

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Headline 2

We invite a small number of leaders who run organizations at scale ($10M+ in annual revenue) to go through the program as Scale Fellows. With an emphasis on implementing at scale, Fellows will learn from the Praxis team and mentors on how to build and lead a redemptive venture into the next phase of its lifecycle.

praxis is a creative engine

our model

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

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

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

  • Robust content and experiences to help you pursue redemptive entrepreneurship in your own communities of learning and practice

  • A lean nonprofit organization, based in NYC, directing the energy of the community through all of the above

Praxis | a team sitting in a circle having a discussion.

who we are

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

Venture Lab

The Praxis Venture Lab is a startup studio that originates a small number of “redemptive moonshots” in collaboration with Entrepreneurs-in-Residence and funding partners from the Praxis Capital community.

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Praxis Academy

Praxis Academy is for early-career builders, innovators, and entrepreneurs seeking to pursue redemptive action through businesses and nonprofits, across all areas of culture.

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Nonprofit Accelerator

The mentorship-driven Nonprofit Accelerator program equips top ventures as they seek the redemptive edge in their industries. We accept up to 12 startups per year, with up to two Fellows per venture.

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Business Accelerator

The mentorship-driven Business Accelerator program equips top ventures as they seek the redemptive edge in their industries. We accept up to 12 startups per year, with up to two Fellows per venture.

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Praxis is the thought leader in the Christian business and nonprofit space. Their content challenges both entrepreneurs and investors to embrace a redemptive perspective, shifting the existing Christian narrative. The Praxis community has helped shape our family’s investment and granting strategy more than any other organization.

Greg Lernihan

Founder, Convergint Technologies; Manager, His Fund

Business & Nonprofit Accelerator Mentor

Finding the Praxis community felt like arriving home to the long lost family I never knew I had. This creative culture of redemptive entrepreneurship and sacrificial leadership resonated with my deepest reasons for being in business, making a difference, and living a life of meaningful impact.

Eddy Moratin

President, Lift Orlando

Nonprofit Accelerator Mentor

I wrestled for years to reconcile my entrepreneurial drive with my kingdom purpose until I found the Praxis community, where I developed meaningful relationships with so many generous, thoughtful, and successful entrepreneurial leaders who have been there and "get it."

Taylor Jones

Founder & CEO, Whiteboard

2020 Business Fellow

Through Praxis, I’ve met the most thoughtful, humble, and smart people who are changing the world every day. They challenge me greatly with their example of quietly seeking God’s purposes first, giving sacrificially to their communities, and flipping the script on how success is defined. Praxis is special because of its people and our shared values, and it’s a huge source of encouragement to me in my own faith journey and work.

Grace Chiang Nicolette

Vice President, Center for Effective Philanthropy

Nonprofit Accelerator Mentor

To walk into a room at a Praxis gathering and feel known and loved by a group of individuals all striving in the same direction is a pretty profound thing in today's world of often transactional relationships and conference banter. The community, centered in the humble pursuit of joining God in His redemptive work in the world, is simply unique and extraordinary.

Robin Bruce

Former CEO, Acton School of Business; President, David Weekley Family Foundation

Nonprofit Accelerator Mentor

Over several years of growing our business and family, we've been deeply formed by the way this community seeks to be redemptive and imaginative—not only dreaming but creating models and practical frameworks for doing—in all areas of life. Especially during times of challenge, like 2020, Praxis has been a place we turn for wisdom and encouragement.

Liz Bohannon

Founder & Co-CEO, Sseko Designs

2015 Business Fellow

One of the greatest gifts of participating in Praxis is that you instantly feel less alone in your experience as an entrepreneur. The Praxis team attracts brilliant and faithful people into a room and sets the stage for transformation. You'll be called forward into the world to address the most pressing issues of our time with redemptive creativity.

Dana Doll

Co-Founder, Treetops Collective; Program Director, Micah 6:8 Foundation

2018 Nonprofit Fellow

Our Portfolio

During and beyond their participation in our programs, Praxis supports the growth, health, and impact of new ventures by equipping entrepreneurs in five critical areas.

Our accelerators have served 190+ active ventures

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Builders seeking to take their vision for redemptive action to the next level through industry-specific application with faculty and peers. Applicants should have a demonstrated interest and passion for the industry course they are applying for.

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venture

Founders, venture leaders, and next-in-line leaders who are seeking to weave the principles of redemptive entrepreneurship into all aspects of their business, nonprofit, or social enterprise.

Playbooks

A Rule of Life for Redemptive Entrepreneurs

A rule of life is a set of shared habits and practices, undertaken in the belief that we need help from one another to live the lives God meant for us. This Rule of Life is not meant to replace the ordinary practices of faithfulness to which all members of the church are called. But it is meant to guard us and our households from the greatest dangers of the entrepreneurial vocation, and to maximize our opportunity for redemptive influence.

The Rule of Life suggests specific personal practices to steward six essential capacities of entrepreneurial leaders: our time, money, imagination, decision-making ability, power, and formative community.

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Playbooks

The Redemptive
Nonprofit

At Praxis, our work with Nonprofit Fellows in the Accelerator program, and our team's and mentors' own nonprofit leadership experiences, have helped us to gain insight into the challenges and opportunities of leading a nonprofit.

Our playbook for nonprofit leaders is an invitation to design, plan, and take redemptive action in six interconnected domains of nonprofits that drive its sustainability and impact: story, programs, team, board, funding, and leader identity.

A mockup of the book cover for "The Redemptive Nonprofit"

Program Cycle

The program is anchored by three intensive in-person gatherings over nine months, with regular virtual sessions—full-cohort events, small-group working sessions, and check-ins with core team mentors—in between.

Over the course of the program, Fellows interact personally with 50+ mentors and team members through small group discussions and one-on-ones.

Fellows also benefit deeply from the experiences of their peers. They encourage and challenge one another, engage in problem-solving sessions on key issues, and introduce one another to their own networks.

During the Redemptive Imagination Summit, Fellows close their program year by presenting to the community (including hundreds of potential funders) in their program Showcase.

April - August

APPLICATION & Recruitment

September

MentorING Event              

Hudson Valley, NY

February

Mentoring Event             

Los Angeles, CA

May

Summit & showcase

Napa Valley, CA

Across six sessions of curated video talks with simple resources for facilitating discussions, leaders and participants explore the “mindsets of the redemptive entrepreneur.”

This is a great way for anyone interested in redemptive work to gather others in their team, church, or community and sharpen their redemptive vision.

EXPLORE the course

course overview

1. We create

Discover your entrepreneurial role in creating and cultivating culture in the world.

Andy Crouch
2. From Love

Explore the truest source of entrepreneurial motivation for the long run.

Jessica Kim
3. For Restoration

Consider how your heart shapes your mission of redemption and restoration in the world.

Jon Tyson
4. Through Sacrifice

Consider the power of sacrifice to move "beyond ethics" in your work and leadership.

Andy Crouch
5. With Hope

Find how to renew your hope—in your mission and the world—even among great disappointment.

Jena Lee Nardella
6. In Freedom

Go out into the world in a spirit of freedom because of the power of grace in your life.

Dave Evans

Program Cycle

The program is anchored by three intensive in-person gatherings over nine months, with roughly a dozen virtual sessions—full-cohort events, small-group working sessions, and one-on-one coaching sessions with core team mentors—in between.

Over the course of the program, Fellows interact personally with 50+ mentors and team members through small group discussions and one-on-ones.

Fellows also benefit deeply from the experiences of their peers. They encourage and challenge one another, engage in problem-solving sessions on key issues, and introduce one another to their own networks.

During the Redemptive Imagination Summit, Fellows close their program year by presenting to the community (including hundreds of potential funders) in their program Showcase.

April – August

APPLICATION & Recruitment

October

Mentoring Event      

Hudson Valley, NY

January

Mentoring Event                

San Francisco, CA

May

Summit & SHOWCASE

Napa Valley, CA

Program Cycle

The program is anchored by three intensive in-person gatherings over nine months, with roughly a dozen virtual sessions—full-cohort events, small-group working sessions, and one-on-one coaching sessions with core team mentors—in between.  

Over the course of the program, Fellows interact personally with 50+ mentors and team members through small group discussions and one-on-ones.

Fellows also benefit deeply from the experiences of their peers. They encourage and challenge one another, engage in problem-solving sessions on key issues, and introduce one another to their own networks.

During the Redemptive Imagination Summit, Fellows close their program year by presenting to the community (including hundreds of potential funders) in their program Showcase.

April - August

APPLICATION & Recruitment

September

MentorING Event              

Hudson Valley, NY

February

Mentoring Event             

Los Angeles, CA

May

Summit & showcase

Napa Valley, CA

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.