About the Centre for Redemptive Entrepreneurship

About the Centre for
Redemptive Entrepreneurship

What is Redemptive Entrepreneurship?

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Our Vision

The ongoing changes in culture now and in future largely depend on the innovative entrepreneurs, but often societal progress is being defined without a redemptive mindset.

We need more Christian entrepreneurs to innovate with a redemptive frame of mind. Yet, many find their entrepreneurial journey full of challenges and they don’t feel understood. They need a community for support and mutual encouragement.

Rising up to the challenge, Tyndale University created the Centre for Redemptive Entrepreneurship (CRE) in 2021. Our vision is to champion redemptive entrepreneurship as a movement in Canada.

Our priority is to build a strong ecosystem for Christian founders, funders, builders, and thinkers. We aim to enable Christian entrepreneurs advance their ventures by creating new possibilities for human flourishing that goes beyond the financial gains.

Our Mission

Our mission is to reignite a desire to live out the true worship as a living sacrifice with constant renewal (Romans 12:1-2) – to bring forth the impact that resonates God’s heart for the world He created. We equip, support, and mentor emerging innovators motivated by their faith to shape culture through entrepreneurship.

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Every gift helps the Centre for Redemptive Entrepreneurship to equip, support, and mentor innovators who are motivated by their faith to shape culture through entrepreneurship.

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We invite all Christian entrepreneurs to join us in this redemptive culture shaping movement…

with a passion to serve and solve,
with a heart that cares like Jesus,
with an ambition to address real challenges,
with humility to embrace differences and build bridges ,
with readiness to take risk for the common good.

Ways to get involved

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Philip Yan

Philip Yan

Director, Centre for Redemptive Entrepreneurship

Philip is the founder and chief experience designer of GenesisXD Inc.

He connects the dots between brand, experience design and technology. Before running his consultancy firm focusing on branding and marketing communications, Philip worked for award-winning studios as a senior designer and design director. His strategic consultation has proven success in many turnkey initiatives for financial and educational institutions, health care organizations, and not-for-profits.

As a two-time social entrepreneur, Philip led his company to cofound social enterprises to employ persons with barriers to employment, including a recycling company, Red Propeller and KLINK® Coffee, to re-integrate former offenders into society.

Philip keeps abreast of social innovation and technology developments and leverages the knowledge in his design thinking. He contributes articles on faith and technology, and faith and entrepreneurship to universities and academic societies. He is a member of the Global Advisory Council of Workplace Ministry for the Lausanne Movement. Philip also serves as a board member of the MoveIn Ministry, Wycliffe Prescience Labs Venture Board, Canadian Centre for World Mission and Lausanne Movement Canada.

CRE Resources

The Redemptive Business: A Playbook for Leaders

Book   Redemptive Entrepreneurship

A Rule of Life for Redemptive Entrepreneurs

Book   Redemptive Entrepreneurship

Recognizing our Identity and our Mission

Podcast   Redemptive Entrepreneurship

We equip, support, and mentor emerging innovators motivated by their faith to shape culture through redemptive entrepreneurship.