A reflection on the long term commitment to supporting businesses that help to create a better future.
Anthea Smits, CEO The Difference Incubator
TDi has been committed to inclusive sustainable businesses since the early days of the social enterprise movement in Australia. We’ve partnered with NAB to start our Two Feet accelerator program for early stage social entrepreneurs and our founder Bessi Graham was behind the design of Australia’s first investment readiness grant which is now managed by Impact Investing Australia and funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services (DSS).
These were designed as part of a long-term mission to build a critical mass of successful social enterprises across Australia. Now, years on we’re seeing the real fruits of these initiatives.
We’re excited to be working again with founders of Refugee Talent, Nirary and Anna, who we met right at the beginning of their journey through our Two Feet Accelerator in 2016. Two Feet was an accelerator program working with early stage entrepreneurs in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane and initially supported by NAB.