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Free program for disability-lead start-ups

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25/11/2022

What you need to know

  • Run by NDS member Outlook Australia, The Inclusive Microenterprise Project (TIMP) is for people with disability living in Victoria.
  • The project helps participants to build on their business idea and identify gaps in their business knowledge. It includes training in legal, accounting and marketing essentials.
  • Fully funded by the Victorian Government, the program is free for Victorians with disability and starts in January.

Do you know a person with a disability who has a business idea they want to take further? 

The Victorian Government has partnered with NDS member Outlook Australia to deliver The Inclusive Microenterprise Project (TIMP) to assist Victorians with disability to further their business ideas or their businesses.  

Designed by people with disability, TIMP is for people with disability who are already micro-business owners or who have a business idea to crystallise. The online program is accessible, inclusive and welcoming to all participants regardless of location or skill level.  

There are three stages:  

Stage 1 Exploration: Online groups across Victoria will spend two half-days building on their business idea and developing their storytelling skills.  

Stage 2 TIMP Express: In four half-days of workshops, participants will identify gaps in their business knowledge through the development of foundation skills, self-awareness, business concepts and a ‘vision canvas’.  

Stage 3 TIMP Deep Dive: This is an intensive stage to accelerate business ideas and growth. Teaching design-thinking principles, this stage also includes training in legal, accounting and marketing essentials.  

Who is eligible? 

Any person with disability with an idea for a business or is already running a business (either on their own or with others) and is willing to work, learn and be challenged. 

What does it cost? 

No cost.   

How do I learn more or sign up? 

You can find more information and be able to register on the website.

Contact information

For any enquiries, please contact Kym Vassiliou, Project and Engagement Coordinator, submit enquiry/feedback, show phone number