Josh Kwan, co-founder of Praxis, will help us explore the unique and historic opportunity for entrepreneurs to create virtue and shape society through their ventures.
Praxis is a nonprofit that equips and resources a growing portfolio of faith-motivated entrepreneurs who have committed their lives to cultural and social impact, renewing the spirit of our age, one organization at a time. Praxis runs accelerator programs for business and nonprofit entrepreneurs, and a summer program for college students to pursue the intersection of theology, culture and startups.
Josh finds joy in building high-impact organizations that have enduring value. He co-founded Praxis while he was the Director of International Giving for the David Weekley Family Foundation, where he divided his time between conducting due diligence on innovative social enterprises and helping portfolio organizations scale their impact on reducing poverty. He continues to advise DWFF on grant making and impact investing. Josh is a founding board member of Village Schools International, a ministry that has started more than 30 high schools in Africa. He also served on the founding executive committee of the Big Bang Philanthropy Group, whose members focus on social entrepreneurs tackling global poverty.
Previously, Josh was a journalist who’s been published in the San Jose Mercury News, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, and Stanford social Innovation Review. Josh also co-founded and serves on the board of Carpenters Code, a startup that is creating a mobile app to encourage and enliven the practice of prayer. He graduated from Harvard and earned an MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management. He lives with his family near San Francisco.