Two Feet 2017/18 – where are they now?

Two Feet 2017/18 – where are they now?

Over the years we’ve seen first-hand how hard it can be to build sustainable organisations that create positive change in the world. We’ve built an accelerator program specifically for social entrepreneurs to give them the tools and confidence they need to build and run sustainable social enterprises and mission-led businesses. Since 2013, over 250 people have taken part in our Two Feet accelerator program and we’ve seen the incredible progress of many of those businesses.  To share their inspiration, here are just some of the successful social enterprises we’ve worked with over the ... READ MORE

YuMi Wins Shared Value Award 2018

YuMi Wins Shared Value Award 2018

Across the Asia Pacific inspiring and impactful shared value initiatives were selected as finalist for the Shared Value Awards 2018. We are so excited to share that last week from that fantastic group, YuMi Tourism Partners, a joint initiative between TDi, Carnival Australia and The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, won a shared value award in the category Shared Value Project by an Organisation or Collaboration. This partnership is aptly named YuMi which commonly means "together" in Pacific Bislama and Pidgin languages. Partnership is imbedded at every level of the program ... READ MORE

Two Feet Profile: big little brush

Two Feet Profile: big little brush

The Two Feet Melbourne Accelerator 2018 is up and running, and our first cohort of the year, Melbourne, is already in the thick of it. They’ve covered mission, modeling and a variety of other key ingredients that are a part of the Two Feet Accelerator that will help to supercharge their journey to impact over the next few months. (From Sydney and want to take part in Two Feet? Applications are still open! Check it out here.) We’ve just announced the 7 social entrepreneurs who made the cut, which you can read here. And now before we do anything else, we wanted to share with you a ... READ MORE

Melbourne Two Feet 2018 Cohort Announced!

Melbourne Two Feet 2018 Cohort Announced!

We really can’t believe that Two Feet 2018 is already upon us, and are so excited to formally announce our Melbourne Two Feet 2018 Cohort. With organisations tackling issues ranging from environmental sustainability to gender equality, Two Feet 2018 is set to be another big year. Welcome guys – we are so excited to be working with you all! The following are our bold and talented Two Feet 2018 Melbourne cohort, check out what they are all about and how they plan to change the world. (From Sydney and want to take part in Two Feet? Applications are still open! Check it out ... READ MORE

Two Feet Profile: Speakers Bank

Two Feet Profile: Speakers Bank

In the countdown to our Two Feet Showcase, we are profiling some of the teams we’ve been working with over the last six months. Next on the list is Speakers Bank – a platform of professional speakers who experience disability or old age, who aim to inspire people with their shared experiences. We sat down with Mimi Laurilla, the co-ordinator at Speakers Bank to hear more.   What problem is Speakers Bank tackling? We live in a world where people are defined not only by the way they look, their ethnicity or cultural background, but also on the basis of whether they have a ... READ MORE

Two Feet Profile: Farmwall

Two Feet Profile: Farmwall

In the countdown to our Two Feet Showcase, we are profiling some of the teams we’ve been working with over the last six months. First up is Farmwall – they are transforming our cities into food-growing ecosystems. We sat down with Farmwall’s co-founder and chief communications officer Serena Lee about her experience. What problem is Farmwall tackling? Producing food for our cities causes a number of different problems, from climate change, to pollution, to deforestation. The inefficiencies in the way we produce food creates food waste and further waste from the plastic packaging it ... READ MORE

Countdown to the Two Feet Showcase

Countdown to the Two Feet Showcase

We’ve been fortunate over the course of the past six months to work with some of the most inspiring organisations that are committed to solving some of the world’s most pressing problems. Whether it’s improving the lives of people with disabilities, reducing waste within our food system or tackling homelessness – it has been a privilege to work with such dedicated and passionate people. As our Two Feet Program comes to a close across the country, we’d like to invite you to the Two Feet public showcases we are holding across the country. The showcases will give you the chance to ... READ MORE

Undercover at Two Feet: Investment

Undercover at Two Feet: Investment

Welcome to the sixth instalment of Undercover at Two Feet, where we cover each Two Feet topic as they unfold. From Intent, to Funding and Pitching, to Team and Governance, our Two Feeters are covering a lot of ground this year, and we want to take you inside. This week was all about investment with Ishani Chattopadhyay, read on to find out what was was covered… Date: 1/8/2017 Location: The Academy, 50 Miller St, North Sydney Facilitator: Ishani Chattopadhyay Session: Investment Vibe: It should come as no surprise that as soon as the topic turns to “how to get more money ... READ MORE

Case Study: Family by Family

Case Study: Family by Family

Opportunity In 2010 the South Australian Government asked the Australian Centre for Social Innovation (TACSI) to design a program that would reduce the number of families needing crisis services, and keep more kids out of the child protection system. Many families were moving through the state care systems at an alarming rate and ultimately, too few families were thriving. In 2016, social enterprise TACSI engaged TDi to collaborate on the project, and ultimately to turn a truly great pilot program into a sustainable and scalable social enterprise.   The 'Nitty Gritty' The ... READ MORE

Undercover at Two Feet: Business Finance Fundamentals

Undercover at Two Feet: Business Finance Fundamentals

Welcome to the fifth instalment of Undercover at Two Feet, where we cover each Two Feet topic as they unfold. From Intent, to Funding and Pitching, to Team and Governance, our Two Feeters are covering a lot of ground this year, and we want to take you inside. This week covered Business Finance Fundamentals, and was facilitated by Ishani Chattopadhyay, read on to find out what was covered… Date: 12/7/2017 Location: Donkey Wheel House, Melbourne Facilitator: Ishani Chattopadhyay Session: Business Finance Fundamentals Vibe: There was a little apprehension in the ... READ MORE

Undercover at Two Feet: Theory of Change

Undercover at Two Feet: Theory of Change

Welcome to the fourth instalment of Undercover at Two Feet, where we cover each Two Feet topic as they unfold. From Intent, to Funding and Pitching, to Team and Governance, our Two Feeters are covering a lot of ground this year, and we want to take you inside. Last week was Week 1 of Two Feet topic 5: Theory of Change, facilitated by TDi’s Anna, read on to go inside the session and find out what happened.. Date: 27/6/2017 Location: Donkey Wheel House, Melbourne Facilitator: Anna Moegerlein Session: Theory of Change Vibe: An incredibly inspiring session and really saw ... READ MORE

Undercover at Two Feet: Piloting & Prototyping

Undercover at Two Feet: Piloting & Prototyping

Welcome to the third instalment of Undercover at Two Feet, where we cover each Two Feet topic as they unfold. From Intent, to Funding and Pitching, to Team and Governance, our Two Feeters are covering a lot of ground this year, and we want to take you inside. Last week was Week 2 of Two Feet topic 4: Piloting & Prototyping, facilitated by Ryan Hubbard from the Australian Centre for Social Innovation (TACSI), read on to go inside the session and find out what happened.. Date: Wednesday June 21 Location: Brisbane Facilitator: Ryan Hubbard from TACSI Session: Piloting ... READ MORE

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