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Community Groups Pledge for Goodness

CityHive was jam-packed on August the 11th with over 30 people, both members of the public and community groups. The crowd gathered  to “share the goodness” within the community and to promote National Science Week through Goodness Festival 2017. A whopping 9 community representatives got up and spoke about their local community group. Although each […]

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Dreams closer to reality

Six Mid West people and ventures with big dreams are a step closer to seeing their dreams reach reality after completing the Catalyst pre-accelerator training program with Pollinators.  The group of six start-ups embarked on the three-month program to learn the business skills to transform their dreams from idea to reality.  They also had the […]

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Innovate with business modelling

Do you have a new or existing venture that needs a kick-start? Pollinators is conducting a workshop to help new and existing ventures to look strategically and creatively at business models and legal structure. The Catalyst business modelling session on Thursday October 13 will help participants experience the benefits of getting clear on their value propositions, […]

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Catalyst – Taking ideas to live start up

Got a dream? Want to make it a reality? Pollinators is launching a one-stop-shop to help people take their dream from idea to live start up. The Catalyst pre-accelerator course give participants the kickstart they need to avoid becoming one of the 60 per cent of new businesses that fail in the first three years, […]

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Soil is Capital – venture profile

Amanda Rowland has been pursuing a remarkable new venture since she was profiled in 2012 and is a past graduate of Catalyst. What is your venture? Edah Station In August, 2015 we (Amanda, Geoff, Angus and Toby) took possession of the lease of Edah Pastoral Station, a 250,000 acre former sheep station east of Yalgoo and the Spelt Project […]

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Groundswell — enabling high-potential organisations to grow

Pollinators have invested in the initial development phase of “Groundswell” to create business support programs and investor networks that enable the growth of high-potential organisations in the Midwest. Groundswell is a response to the lack of structured business support for high-potential organisations e.g. organisations with $200k-$1 million turnover whose next phase of growth may required outside investment and […]

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Pitch, Plan and Projection

Pitch, Plan and Projections

Each year we have several events and programs, like Catalyst and Startup Weekend, where participants present their idea for a new innovation or venture to an audience. This can sometimes be the pinnacle of months or preparation, or just a few hours. However people come to this point it’s usually a key moment in the development of […]

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Entrepreneurs learn and launch at Startup Weekend

Geraldton Startup Weekend was held over the 19th and 20th September, providing a structured, fun and fast way for local people to launch new ventures or projects. A mix of participants from business, government and community formed teams and used new tools to form, test, then present their ideas for new ventures. The benefits go beyond the prizes for the winning […]

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Julian Canny — A funny approach to growing the arts

Julian Canny grew up in Geraldton and after living around WA has returned with a mission to make people laugh. His venture ‘The Comedy Emporium’ is at heart a stand-up comedy promotion business which is now expanding its role to include other commercial arts programs. Julian says, “Our whole idea is to encourage comedians in regional WA, growing […]

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Brooke Darlington — Empowerment through Sport

Brooke Darlington runs the non-profit enterprise ‘Fast and Female Australia’ whose mission is empowerment of young women aged 9 to 19 through sport.  Fast and Female Australia run events for girls aged 9 to 19 encouraging them to participate in sport and to stay in the sport they already participate in. They also support parents, teachers […]

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Imagination Games — philanthropists funding fun

This is a Guest Post by Jo Jackson King — Catalyst graduate, author, occupational therapist, pastoralist and social entrepreneur. A beautiful idea can remain forever in the ether without cash and energy for a rescue. I think this is what would have happened to our beautiful idea without The Funding Network Australia. The Funding Network […]

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