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Soup Rallies in the Community Troops

On Friday the 22nd of June, CityHive was packed with members, coworkers and the general public for what was an anticipated evening… GeroSoup is an innovative event that crowdfunds support for local innovations and ideas that benefit the wider community. On the night there were four ventures pitched. Every person in the room not only […]

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Geraldton Fringe Festival Attracts Thousands

Who knew that what started out as just a small idea by two Geraldton locals would grow into Geraldton’s largest performing arts festival? Funtavia Festival Producers (and Pollinators Coworkers) Jodi Reilly and Julian Canny stood back in awe on Saturday night as the 2,400th patron walked through the Funtavia gates to experience Geraldton’s Fringe World […]

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Inspiring Words From Our Co-founder

The following blog post was retrieved from https://reflexious.com/2018/01/02/learnings-2017/ Learnings from 2017 by Andrew Outhwaite (Co-founder of Pollinators Inc) How can I best summarise learnings from the past year? Below is a distillation of some personal learnings and the audio of it being presented at Pollinators Social Member Meetup on 15th December. The guidance in the invitation […]

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CityHive Welcomes Global Beach Ambassador

Global Ambassador, a renowned beach reviewer, and advocate for special projects: Brad Farmer held a Q&A session in CityHive this week regarding ways to enhance a positive profile for Geraldton. “Brad has spent a lifetime exploring and protecting the world’s best beaches. After growing up on Queensland’s Gold Coast, he co-wrote the best seller and […]

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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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Pollinators staff experience the intensity of a ‘StartUp Weekend’

StartUp Weekend is a global movement determined to empower entrepreneurs and teach them the basics on how to launch a successful startup. This year, Pollinators’ CityHive Host and Community Lead made the journey to Perth to attend the StartUp Weekend Perth 2017 at Spacecubed with a group of other Meshpoints regional innovation facilitators. Firstly, you might be wondering what […]

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It’s on – Goodness Festival in full swing

The Goodness Festival National Science Week program is in full swing as people flock to community events and professional development opportunities across the city. The festival celebrates science, sustainability and innovation with a jam-packed festival calendar. Festival highlights for the community this week include the Navigating Nutrition Lunch on Thursday August 18 in which you’ll […]

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Innovators pitch at GeroSoup

Two Geraldton innovators pitched vastly different ideas – supporting original comedy acts and creating a tradeable bank of Geraldton volunteers – at Pollinators’ GeroSoup event on Friday. Held every three months, GeroSoup is designed for anyone with an idea to pitch to an audience to gain feedback and money to support the idea’s development. At Friday’s […]

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Unveiling a plan for innovation

Pollinators has unveiled its plan to make the region a national leader in innovation. Pollinators Chairman Paul Dyer launched the Pollinators’ Five-Year Strategic Business Plan at the Pollinators AGM on Friday. Mr Dyer said the rise in startup enterprises spelled exciting times for Pollinators and its mission to nurture healthy, resilient communities. “Startup enterprises soared […]

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Scinapse – Spreading the Magic of Science

The Mid West’s network of science lovers has revamped its name and released an exciting new events calendar aimed at spreading the magic of science. The former Mid West Science Engagement Group (MWSEG) is now called Scinapse, and has unveiled a host of exciting new initiatives aimed at enabling everyday people to become swept up […]

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Digital Dojo

Affordable advice on the latest digital tools

Pollinators is reaffirming its commitment to ensuring Mid West residents are tech savvy enough to be at the forefront of innovation by hosting fortnightly ‘Digital Dojo’ workshops on different digital tools. The first session Wednesday April 27 from 12.30 to 1.30pm will help anyone who uses photos to market their business or community group by introducing them […]

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Pollinators plans to lead regional innovation for years to come

Pollinators is welcoming Mid West residents to join it in its push to ensure the region is at the forefront of innovation and entrepreneurship. The incorporated social enterprise is conducting its Annual General Meeting at 5pm on Friday April 29, at which it will unveil plans to guide the region to become a national leader in innovation. […]

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Social Enterprise Bar Earns Cash and Livens up Laneways

Pollinators’ first ever social enterprise bar has raked in the cash to support social innovation and enlivened the CityHive laneway with colour, laughter and sound. Held as part of the ‘The Night Before’ celebrations, on Friday before Triple J’s One Night Stand, the bar earned over $3500, which will go towards development of Pollinator’s new […]

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Field Notes on Collaborative Ecology

Field Notes on Collaborative Ecology — Blues for the Bush presentation

Blues for the Bush combines a open day with evening entertainment at Bush Heritage Australia’s Charles Darwin Reserve, east of Perenjori. As part of the open day, Gunduwa Regional Conservation Organisation hosted a series of presentations on ‘collaboration’. Guiding questions for speakers included: Why collaborate, what is it all about, and is it ‘old’ or ‘new’. Collaboration is one […]

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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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Learning Marketplace — learnings, partners and platforms

On Thursday 20th March 2014, representatives from local and state government, non-profit and business came together at CityHive for the launch of the Midwest Learning Marketplace pilot project. Below is a summary and some of the highlights of the conversations, which are the basis for Pollinators expanding stakeholder engagement and developing the technology to meet […]

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We Love Local Panel Discussion

We Love Local? Report on the panel discussion

An incredible amount of discovery and learning can happen in an hour, when talking with well-informed professionals who care. Tuesday’s online panel explored the benefits, definitions, strategies and policies of buying and eating ‘local’. This post is a short report on some of the outcomes from the ‘We Love Local?’ panel discussion from Tuesday 11th March.  The […]

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