A community of next-generation leaders pursuing redemptive innovation & impact

Praxis is a creative engine advancing redemptive entrepreneurship

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A Creative community

Praxis is a creative engine for redemptive entrepreneurship, supporting founders, funders, and innovators motivated by their faith to renew culture and love their neighbors.

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

Praxis Academy is our next-generation community of creatives, innovators and entrepreneurs from around the globe.

 

AN entrepreneurial ECOSYSTEM

Academy Week is our onramp into the community; a communal learning intensive led by top practitioners of redemptive entrepreneurship.

Academy Week leads to an opportunity for two follow-on programs:

Emerging Founders is for top entrepreneurs who are in the early stages of building a venture.

Academy Collective is for leaders who are entrepreneurial and innovative, seeking ways to get involved with redemptive work.

In addition to our direct student and recent graduate programs, Praxis Academy works through School Partnerships to bring redemptive entrepreneurship to campus. Learn more.


Praxis was nothing short of life-changing. It was so refreshing to finally see a community putting words and action to the deep longings of my heart, marrying entrepreneurial hustle and grit with a culture of world-changing compassion and purpose. The value of Academy extended far beyond that week. In those 5 days, some of the most meaningful and ongoing relationships were forged with students, faculty and accomplished entrepreneuers alike. No matter what lies before me on my vocational journey, I know that I will always point back to Praxis as a pivotal experience.
— Justin Stimpson // Academy 2016 alum; Emerging Founders 2017 Alum; Founder, Fathering.me

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HIGHLIGHTS From Academy 2018

On July 31 - August 3, 2018 over 200 next-generation innovators convened at Biola University — our 2018 Host Site and Partner School — for our fifth annual Academy.

Watch the highlights below and read the full recap in the Praxis Journal here.


OUR Academy FACULTY

Each year, we invite 25+ leading thinkers and practitioners of redemptive entrepreneurship to be on the Academy Faculty. They represent a cross-section of businesses, nonprofits, and social enterprise -- with experience in a variety of fields both domestic and international. Academy students get personal access to the Faculty through workshops, breakouts, and roundtables. 

Below are examples of previous Faculty:

 
Dave Evans   Lecturer, Stanford; Author,  Designing Your Life  Co-Founder, Electronic Arts

Dave Evans
Lecturer, Stanford; Author, Designing Your Life
Co-Founder, Electronic Arts

Jena Lee Nardella   Partner, Praxis, Nonprofit Portfolio Lead; Co-Founder, Blood:Water Mission; Author, 1000 Wells

Jena Lee Nardella
Partner, Praxis, Nonprofit Portfolio Lead; Co-Founder, Blood:Water Mission; Author, 1000 Wells

Andy Crouch   Partner, Praxis, Theology & Culture Author,  Culture Making; Playing God; Strong & Weak

Andy Crouch
Partner, Praxis, Theology & Culture
Author, Culture Making; Playing God; Strong & Weak

Anthony Flynn   Founder & CEO, Gifted; Author,  The Execution Pipeline;  Praxis Venture Partner

Anthony Flynn
Founder & CEO, Gifted; Author, The Execution Pipeline; Praxis Venture Partner

Evan Loomis   Co-Founder, Saturn Five; Co-Founder, ICON; Author,  Get Backed

Evan Loomis
Co-Founder, Saturn Five; Co-Founder, ICON; Author, Get Backed

David Bailey   Founder & Executive Director, Arrabon

David Bailey
Founder & Executive Director, Arrabon

Kim Biddle   Founder & Executive Director, Saving Innocence

Kim Biddle
Founder & Executive Director, Saving Innocence

Peter Greer   CEO, Hope International; Author,  Mission Drift; The Spiritual Danger of Doing Good

Peter Greer
CEO, Hope International; Author, Mission Drift; The Spiritual Danger of Doing Good

Jessica Rey   Founder & CEO, Rey Swimwear

Jessica Rey
Founder & CEO, Rey Swimwear

Brett Hagler   Co-Founder & CEO, New Story

Brett Hagler
Co-Founder & CEO, New Story

Kohl Crecelius  Founder & CEO, Krochet Kids

Kohl Crecelius
Founder & CEO, Krochet Kids

Jessica Munro   Founder, Entrepreneurs by Design Former Principal Designer, IDEO

Jessica Munro
Founder, Entrepreneurs by Design
Former Principal Designer, IDEO

Dave Blanchard   CEO & Co-Founder, Praxis Former Principal Designer, IDEO

Dave Blanchard
CEO & Co-Founder, Praxis
Former Principal Designer, IDEO

Katherine Leary Alsdorf   Co-Founder, New City Fellows; Co-Author with Tim Keller,  Every Good Endeavor

Katherine Leary Alsdorf
Co-Founder, New City Fellows; Co-Author with Tim Keller, Every Good Endeavor

Victor Boutros   Founding Director, The Human Trafficking Institute

Victor Boutros
Founding Director, The Human Trafficking Institute

Josh Kwan   President, The Gathering Co-Founder, Praxis; Founding Board Member, Code for the Kingdom

Josh Kwan
President, The Gathering
Co-Founder, Praxis; Founding Board Member, Code for the Kingdom

Jonathan Robinson   Founder & CEO, FreeTextbooks

Jonathan Robinson
Founder & CEO, FreeTextbooks

Mica May   Founder & CEO, May Designs

Mica May
Founder & CEO, May Designs

Jon Hart   Partner, Praxis, Praxis Academy Founding Board Member, 100cameras

Jon Hart
Partner, Praxis, Praxis Academy
Founding Board Member, 100cameras

Kurt Keilhacker   Founding Partner, Elementum Ventures Founder, TechFund Capital

Kurt Keilhacker
Founding Partner, Elementum Ventures
Founder, TechFund Capital

John Russell   Co-Founder, Webconnex

John Russell
Co-Founder, Webconnex

Jon Tyson   Founding Pastor, Church of the City NYC Author,  The Burden is Light; Creative Minority

Jon Tyson
Founding Pastor, Church of the City NYC
Author, The Burden is Light; Creative Minority

Allison Trowbridge   Founder, Copper Publishing; Author,  Twenty-Two  Former Sr. VP, Not For Sale

Allison Trowbridge
Founder, Copper Publishing; Author, Twenty-Two
Former Sr. VP, Not For Sale

Daniel Jhin Yoo   Co-Founder & CEO, Goalbook

Daniel Jhin Yoo
Co-Founder & CEO, Goalbook

Hannah Song   President & CEO, Liberty in North Korea

Hannah Song
President & CEO, Liberty in North Korea

Dr. Steven Garber   Director of the Program in Leadership, Theology & Society, Regent College; Author,  Visions of Vocation

Dr. Steven Garber
Director of the Program in Leadership, Theology & Society, Regent College; Author, Visions of Vocation

Scott Kauffmann   Partner, Praxis, Content Former VP, Redeemer City to City

Scott Kauffmann
Partner, Praxis, Content
Former VP, Redeemer City to City

Joel Newton   Founder, CityLights - Investing in VR & AR;  Co-Founder, The Virtual Reality Company

Joel Newton
Founder, CityLights - Investing in VR & AR;
Co-Founder, The Virtual Reality Company

 

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