Why Two Feet?

All entrepreneurs face hurdles in their business journey. Often they question their purpose and where they’re putting their effort, and both their business model and management team are challenged. To survive these difficult times, they and their business need to learn to stand on their own two feet.

 

“We got to bounce our ideas, our current business model, our preconceived ideas off a whole bunch of very informed people… both the TDi staff, who were brilliant, and our cohort”

-Steve Morriss, Circular Food

 

TDi developed our Two Feet program, an accelerator where enterprises can drive to clarity, build their capacity and maximise their potential for building an investable business all in a supported environment. Our curriculum has been intentionally designed to suit any business seeking to do good and make money.

We place emphasis on creating connection and community for all of our Two Feet cohorts. Many entrepreneurs understand the feeling of being isolated and lacking community; we seek to create an environment where entrepreneurs are supported and around like-minded people.

 

“Two Feet has helped me create a roadmap for the future, as cliché as that sounds, it’s guided me to know what I need to be doing to be sustainable and sound, and a healthy profit for purpose business”

– Anna Robertson, YEVU Clothing

 

There is a lot of talk in the market about the gap between enterprises seeking investment, and impact investors. TDi’s programs get results and are actually closing that gap. Some Two Feet enterprises in the past have gone on to take part in our Investment Readiness Program, to take them to that next level.

 

To line up a coffee with us to discuss your participation in Two Feet 2017, email info@tdi.org.au

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