Central to our mission and vision is the work of cultivating a community of practice. For a decade we've been steadily growing a group of friends—now numbering in the thousands—committed to the vision and craft of redemptive entrepreneurship. We seek to challenge and build upon the best practices of the entrepreneurial sector—while rooted in the classical Christian narratives of gospel-shaped identity, vocation, and mission.
This community offers accountability and support in the extraordinary and often lonely vocation of entrepreneurship—always supplementing and never substituting for commitment to the local church.
As a community, we gather in large, local, and virtual settings, share expertise, support redemptive ventures and ideas through capital and mentorship, and much more.
In a very real sense, the Praxis community isn't a support structure for our organizational mission; it is the mission.
Stories of our Community at Work
While navigating a season as a primary caregiver, Jessica discerned her next venture: a tech-driven platform for families caring for their loved ones.
As an Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Peter set vision and strategy for how technology could be used for more effective discipleship.
Johnmark Oudersluys, Hudson Baird & Sarah Saxton-Frump
Praxis alumni launch a new joint program during the pandemic.
Caragh Bennet & Loren Thomas
Caragh and Loren secured coveted partnerships with key fashion brands and clarified their impact model.
Bernard Worthy & Justin Straight
A thorough and mutual discernment process resulted in a fruitful partnership.
Brittany Merrill Underwood
Brittany Underwood hired Praxis Mentor Sheeba Philip as President of her new for-profit benefit corporation.
At the end of the Venture Lab, Leighton launched with over $1M, with IDEO leading the round.
REDEMPTIVE IMAGINATION Summit
We gather as a community for the Praxis Redemptive Imagination Summit—to learn together, celebrate one another's faithful work, and collaborate around new opportunities for redemptive innovation across dozens of cities, sectors, and social challenges.
The 2023 Redemptive Imagination Summit will be held May 22-24, 2023 at the Meritage Resort and Spa in Napa Valley, CA. This year's event is at capacity, but submit an interest form or nominate someone to attend next year's event.
EMERGING Founders @ Summit
a Cohort of top under-25 aspiring and future Founders.
The 2023 Emerging Founders Scholarship is an all-expenses-paid award for six emerging leaders to attend the 2023 Praxis Redemptive Imagination Summit, May 22-24 in Napa Valley, as our community’s guests. Emerging Founders will join regular event programming, as well as have unique opportunities as a cohort onsite.
A community of investors & philanthropists creating redemptive impact.
The Praxis Capital initiative blends community, craft, and action into an entrepreneurial approach to both investing and philanthropy. We work with the understanding that the flourishing of any entrepreneurial ecosystem—and the cultural products it produces—is disproportionately shaped by the character and vision of the people behind the capital. In partnership with leading practitioners, we host gatherings, publish content, and share funding opportunities.
With nearly 200 active businesses and nonprofits led by entrepreneurs who are actively building redemptive ventures in the Praxis Portfolio, we have created a platform that provides 140+ investors and philanthropists in our community with access to active deals and projects to consider backing.
LOCALLY-HOSTED VENTURE BUILDING EXPERIENCES
Built on 10+ years of learnings from our flagship Accelerator programs, Redemptive Labs are designed by Praxis but hosted locally. They gather curated groups of founders and mentors to explore the redemptive framework in the context of a like-minded community. Labs are concise -- yet deeply formative, imaginative, and action-oriented. They are designed to be modular, allowing the local leader to use them in the ways that best support the needs of their ecosystem.
Labs Leaders go through a training and licensing process with Praxis that gives them access to templates, tools, content, and resources to make it easy to run a world-class experience.
job board & talent network
An active platform for redemptive ventures in the praxis portfolio to post open jobs that reach people connected to the community.
Both Business and Nonprofit ventures from the Praxis Portfolio regularly post open positions on the Job Board for anyone to explore. We also invite anyone interested in working for a redemptive venture to create a profile on our Talent Network for our Fellows to browse and connect directly with you.Learn More