Sorry. It doesn’t exist (as far as I can tell), but wouldn’t it be cool if it did?
A little while back I read (via TechCrunch) about Founder’s Co-Op, a Seattle-based firm that is essentially a community of early-stage entrepreneurs who have come together to collectively invest in seed-stage businesses and I wondered to myself why I had not heard of any Christian Venture Capitalists groups…
Oh man, there is such a need. And, if I had any money, I’d be so down with doing it and being a part of it. A dream for the future perhaps.
I don’t know why there aren’t more Christians rallying behind the physical expression of God’s restorative plan.
Amen brother! It seems that he’s found Kingdom Ventures (which seems a bit outdated…) and also Tim Keller‘s Redeemer Presbyterian‘s Faith and Work which has an “Entrepreneurial Initiative“, but which only supports businesses within the walls of Redeemer:
The Entrepreneurship Initiative (EI) will build a network of Christian professionals from within Redeemer’s congregation and its friends who can provide business, industry, or skill-specific expertise to support entrepreneurs (such as professionals in strategy, business development, operations, finance, marketing and advertising, technology, or law). These individuals will have many years of experience within their respective fields. The entrepreneur network will provide a community for entrepreneurs, for the exchange of best practices and lessons learned from their experiences and to engage new entrepreneurs with supporting professionals.
Eventually, the EI will launch an Incubator to help advise, serve, and fund a select pool of entrepreneurs in launching their ventures. The coaches and consulting teams will assess the needs of the candidate and devise a customized strategy for the successful launch of the venture after the incubation period.
They’ve even got a neat visual graph too.
Bottom line is that there is still, apparently, a huge vacuum to be filled and a large potential to do great things.
If you’re going to start one, let me know!