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Dave Blanchard


Believing that the future of culture depends largely on the next generation of entrepreneurs and innovators, Dave co-founded and leads Praxis, which aims to advance redemptive entrepreneurship. Praxis is organized to support the formation and growth of Christian-led businesses & nonprofits as well as encouraging next-generation entrepreneurs to commit their lives to redemptive work. Previously, Dave was a Principal in the Business Design practice at innovation firm IDEO, and founded two companies in music and technology. The author of venture design book From Concept to Scale, he's had the privilege of speaking at varied venues including The White House, Harvard Business School, Q, and The Gathering. He has a BA from Babson College, an MBA & MEM from Northwestern,

Praxis is a creative engine that advances redemptive entrepreneurship, supporting early-stage businesses, nonprofits ventures, and next-generation entrepreneurs. Through our Accelerator programs for businesses and nonprofits, we work with founders in the growth stage; through our Venture Lab, with founders in the imaginative stage; through our Praxis Academy programs, with next-generation entrepreneurs. Alongside The Praxis Course, we share the stories and practices of Redemptive Entrepreneurship through the Praxis Journal. Our active community of practice includes over 1,000 founders, students, mentors, investors and philanthropists. The 125+ redemptive ventures we’ve supported directly through Accelerator programs have a 92% survival rate, generate nearly $200m in annual revenue, and operate in more than 40 countries.


Dave lives in Manhattan with his wife and three boys, where they are part of Church of the City NY.