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Glean: What's in a Name?



In the fields of ancient Israel, farmers would harvest their crops as needed, and leave the remnants so that anybody in the community could glean and eat. Lean year or fat, everybody ate. And yet in today’s world in which religion is - by far - the biggest business, spiritual entrepreneurs are often on the outside looking in. They have limited access to the intellectual and financial resources that would enable their ventures to serve the growing populations of those who seek new forms of engagement with their faith and spirituality.

But Glean Incubator is about so much more than picking up the pieces left behind by American religion’s $1.2 trillion annual harvest (which, by the way, is bigger than the “global annual revenues of the world’s top ten tech companies, including Apple, Amazon, and Google”). At its heart, entrepreneurship is about finding value where others have passed over it, intentionally or not. Spiritual entrepreneurs -- those rooted i