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Surviving the campsite in the COVID-19 crisis

Surviving the campsite in the COVID-19 crisis

Two weeks ago, I shared with the team an analogy of a campsite. I reflected that our house has burnt down and we are struggling to reconcile the shock and the grief of all that is happening. I shared with them that I’ve been thinking that we need to set up camp, for now while we figure out how to reinvent for the new normal. We have a temporary place of residence and it’s not what we would have chosen but we can create from it. So, for the past two weeks, we have been focused on getting the campsite set up, trying to work out where stuff goes, who’s sleeping where and how to trade out of a tent. READ MORE

TDi enters a new stage of consciousness and clarity

TDi enters a new stage of consciousness and clarity

What is TDi? This is a question we are asked all the time, and have struggled to answer with real clarity. TDi started as a private quest in response to societal problems, long before it became a public conversation which culminated into the entity today we call The Difference incubator, or TDi. It has been gathering momentum for a long time and slowly gaining a face and life. I took over as CEO two years ago and was keen to help TDi find its next stage of consciousness and clarity. Over the past 12 months we embarked on an intentional process to help this come to life. Through this ... READ MORE

Meet Our New CEO: Anthea Smits

Meet Our New CEO: Anthea Smits

With 2018 full swing ahead, so is TDi's new CEO Anthea Smits (or Annie to the team!), who is leading TDi into new directions throughout 2018 and beyond. In between meetings, working in the Pacific and helping to push forward the social enterprise movement - we managed to snatch Annie away for a quick chat to share with you what motivates and drives her, as well as her vision for TDi moving forward.   So first, what did you do before joining the team here as CEO of TDi? I have a diverse mixture of commercial and nonprofit experience, as well as a long history of working to ... 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

Staff Profile: Meagan Williams Head of Programs

Staff Profile: Meagan Williams Head of Programs

At The Difference Incubator, we are all about connecting with and supporting mission-led entrepreneurs and businesses that are working to build a better future. And to do this we are so lucky to have a passionate and talented group of individuals who make up TDi, who work together day in and day out to help move forward the movement of better business. We think they are pretty great – and know you will too. Here’s one of our fantastic staffers Meagan Williams, the Head of Programs at TDi, sharing with us what makes her tick, why she LOVES her job and social enterprise, and what ... 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

Introducing TDi’s new CEO

Introducing TDi’s new CEO

After seven years building, piloting and growing TDi, Bessi Graham will be stepping down as CEO in December 2017, and Anthea Smits will be taking over as CEO. With Bessi at the helm, TDi has achieved extraordinary outcomes, and we believe we haven’t even scratched the surface yet of what TDi will deliver over the coming years. As we move out of the early years and startup mode this is the perfect time for fresh leadership and new skills. Bessi’s vision and commitment as a pioneer in the social enterprise and impact investment space has not only allowed TDi to flourish but has ... READ MORE

WATCH: Our Work in the Pacific

WATCH: Our Work in the Pacific

Since 2015 we have been working closely with enterprises across the Pacific to explore alternative revenue streams, scaling options and ways to better connect the local economy to the community. To gain a better scope of the work we’re doing, check out our video below. READ MORE

Ben’s First Week at TDi

Ben’s First Week at TDi

The last two and a half months have been a bit of a blur for me. A Perth native, I have been living in London for the last four years and in early December I decided to tack on some time in Melbourne to a trip to WA. I thought while I was in Melbourne, I would reach out to some like-minded people who were also grappling with some of the issues I had been working on in London – namely thinking about how we change the conversation around business and cultivate a new generation of entrepreneurs who care about more than just making money. A contact in London told me to reach out to TDi, READ MORE

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