case studies

Business Accelerator Partnerships

BUSINESS ACCELERATOR PARTNERSHIPS: Indigenous Business Australia

BUSINESS ACCELERATOR PARTNERSHIPS: Indigenous Business Australia

In 2018 Indigenous Business Australia (IBA) approached TDi looking for a solution to support Indigenous entrepreneurs build their business acumen and name their social impact. This was in line with IBA’s mission to advance the commercial and economic interests of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. Together with IBA, we have designed – and continue to iterate – a unique program for Indigenous entrepreneurs. VIEW FULL CASE STUDY

BUSINESS ACCELERATOR PARTNERSHIPS: Guria – a womens business growth accelerator

BUSINESS ACCELERATOR PARTNERSHIPS: Guria – a womens business growth accelerator

The Difference Incubator is partnering with the Women’s Business Resource Centre (WBRC) in Port Moresby to run a growth accelerator program called Guria. Guria means ‘earthquake’ or ‘shake up’, representing the change that twelve magnificent entrepreneurs have dared to make. Over the program, each entrepreneur aims to double their revenue and double their profit, without doubling their workload. This first iteration of the program is led by The Difference Incubator alongside the WBRC team, with the intent to shift ownership of the program to WBRC over the next few years. This also allows WBRC to tailor the training to assist all of their members, creating a broader impact across Papua New Guinea. VIEW FULL CASE STUDY

CONNECTION TO INDIGENOUS & PACIFIC ENTREPRENEURS: Laikim Sister

CONNECTION TO INDIGENOUS & PACIFIC ENTREPRENEURS: Laikim Sister

In April 2019, TDi, Abt Associates and the Australian High Commission to Papua New Guinea (PNG) began to explore how a business exchange between PNG and Australian Indigenous women could be designed to further people-to-people links between the two countries, building on the thousand year history of trade and knowledge sharing. VIEW FULL CASE STUDY

YuMi Tourism Partners: A shared value project

YuMi Tourism Partners: A shared value project

There’s no ‘one mould’ for the work that we do with government and corporate partners to create shared value.  YuMi started as an idea between Carnival Australia, TDi and Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).  Carnival described their challenge of bringing local, meaningful, cultural experiences to their customers at ports around the Pacific. TDi, from experience working in the Pacific, noticed the continual challenge for local Indigenous entrepreneurs being locked out of the market by big international corporations that they were unable to meet or access contracting regulations. DFAT were looking to 'prove out a new model’ for delivering Aid and Development.  They wanted to develop sustainable Indigenous businesses that could become a successful enterprise in their own right. These three challenges formed the basis of the question ‘what needs to exist in the market to create a different outcome for all parties?’ VIEW FULL CASE STUDY

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