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The Difference Incubator (TDi) TDi develops 'investment ready' enterprises that create positive social impact and are financially sustainable, freeing them from reliance on grants. This initiative will alter the current environment in the social economy in Australia and open a whole new market for Impact Investors to inject previously unavailable funds into the social sector.

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OVERVIEW

Description

TDi develops 'investment ready' enterprises that create positive social impact and are financially sustainable, freeing them from reliance on grants. This initiative will alter the current environment in the social economy in Australia and open a whole new market for Impact Investors to inject previously unavailable funds into the social sector.

Social problems, traditionally seen as the responsibility of the Government, will be addressed in new and innovative ways as a mature market of social enterprises attract capital from investors. TDi addresses both supply and demand in the social sector in a unique, holistic way, which will deliver true blended value resulting in positive social and financial return on investment.

TDi is a place - a purpose-built facility that provides a focused environment for fast, innovative and effective thinking and acting.

TDi is a community - of diverse, energetic and talented people dedicated to creating for each other the best possible individual and shared outcomes.

TDi is a business force - bringing an investment and entrepreneurial culture to the task of building successful and sustainable next generation social enterprises. A place where profit-making entities are not self-serving or wealth-creating for the few, but a force that can be used to better the world.

PROGRAM DETAILS AND REQUIREMENTS

SUPPORTING VENTURES IN THESE SECTORS

  • Agriculture
  • Arts, Culture, Handicrafts
  • Civic Participation
  • Clean and Green Technology
  • Communications / Media / ICT
  • Disabilities
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Distribution / Supply Chain
  • Education
  • Employment, Livelihood, Income Generation
  • Energy
  • Enterprise Development, SME
  • Environment, Climate Change
  • Fair Trade, Organic Products
  • Financial Serv./Inclusion, Microfinance
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Health
  • Housing, Shelter, Homelessness
  • Mobile
  • Natural Resources / Conservation
  • Other
  • Peace and Security
  • Sanitation, Waste Management
  • Tech
  • Training, Technical Assistance Services
  • Water
  • Web, SaaS, Online Tech
  • Women, Girls

supporting ventures in these regions

  • Oceania
  • Southeast Asia

TYPES OF COMPANIES ACCEPTED

  • For Profit
  • Non-Profit
  • Hybrid
  • Other

TEAM Members

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DAVID CARBINES

David is the Enterprise Support Manager at TDi, overseeing all Social Enterprise offers. TDi helps to build Investable Social Enterprises (ISEs).

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ISAAC JEFFRIES

Isaac Jeffries is a Business Model Consultant at The Difference Incubator (TDi). TDi helps to build Investable Social Enterprises (ISEs).

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