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Midwest Adventure Tours – Venture Profile

What is your venture?  Midwest Adventure Tours provide visitors to Geraldton with experienced and guided tours within the town and surrounding region. Many tours are available, providing visitors with the option of exploring the history, food & produce, or the natural assets that the Midwest has to offer. We provide tours that attract visitors from […]

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Meet our new Learning Lead, Emma Jackson

Who are you? I’m an avid volunteer, scientist and roller derby player. I love to travel and push myself out of my comfort zone. What are you working on?  As Learning Lead, I will be working to create new and inspiring learning opportunities for Pollinators members and the community. From short lunchtime learnings to larger […]

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Glen Coombs – Coworker Profile

What is your venture? Glen has a good understanding of business dynamics ranging from internal control systems, operational management and accounting, then collating this information into practical management reports to drive business performance. Glen’s venture is Gabcor Trading. “GABCOR Trading, your Business Improvement Specialist is now offering affordable mobile business advisory solutions throughout the Mid-West Region.” […]

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Geraldton’s Botanical Garden gets the go-ahead!

Friends of Geraldton Gardens Inc. (FROGGs for short) recently got the go-ahead they were after to start Stage 1 of the Geraldton Botanical Gardens project. Pollinators have been supporting FROGGs on their journey to develop a Botanical Garden at Maitland Park in Geraldton’s CBD, similar to Kings Park but on a much smaller scale. Pollinators […]

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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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Looking to Invest in the Midwest?..

Geraldton lies at the heart of a region with a diverse economy and many opportunities for agriculture, aquaculture, mining, tourism, manufacturing and infrastructure opportunities. Centrally located between Perth and Broome, in western Australia, the region has the potential to be a home for projects that build on existing strengths, as well as new and innovative enterprises. With […]

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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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Western Mulga – Venture Profile

  What is your venture? Now in our sixth year, our current venture at Western Mulga is to manage the first Aboriginal Ranger Program in partnership with the Northern Agricultural Catchments Council – NACC.   We’ll continue to foster Aboriginal engagement in the NRM sector at every opportunity from caring for local parklands to land in the outback. […]

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Geraldton Community Energy – Venture Profile

What is your venture? Geraldton Community Energy is a start-up, community based ‘profit-for-purpose’ electricity retail enterprise, driven by a focussed group of local community members, who are aiming to address a number of energy issues facing our local community. Currently, we exist as a steering committee but in November 2017, we engaged Jackson Macdonald to […]

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Bush Heritage Australia – Venture Profile

  What is your venture? Bush Heritage Australia is committed to bringing Country back to good health. We work with others to manage and enhance millions of hectares of ecologically important land across Australia. We re-build nature’s resilience as a provider of habitats, fresh water, healthy soil, plant pollination, nutrients and carbon storage to sustain […]

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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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Get In the Loop: Collaborative spaces around the globe!

What is Loop? Loop is a “Priority Pass” of collaborative working. Loop partners with coworking spaces around the globe to give people a platform to work and travel anywhere they want. CityHive in Geraldton has recently partnered with Loop, meaning all of our members now have FREE access to a variety of collaborative, working spaces […]

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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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Young entrepreneurs to get help transforming dreams to reality

Young people with big ideas and entrepreneurial dreams now have the chance to make their dreams a reality. As part of the Greater Geraldton Investment Showcase, young people will be able to attend a three-hour intensive workshop to help them take the first steps towards becoming innovators and entrepreneurs. The Youngpreneur Youth Innovation and Entrepreneurship […]

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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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Andrew Outhwaite – Member Profile

Who are you? Me! Always have been, always will be. Otherwise, Apithology practitioner, Cheng Hsin player, Learning enabler, lover, friend, investor, prone to taking myself too seriously. What are you working on? My roles include Community Lead at Pollinators, Director of StartupWA, Bendigo Bank and Geraldton Airlines, and facilitator of an “Increasing Consciousness” group. I’m working on […]

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Seven Considerations Collaboration

Seven considerations for successful collaboration

Author: Andrew Outhwaite Here at Pollinators we recognise that no matter how hardworking, well-informed or creative we may be as individuals or organisations, there are limits to what can be achieved alone. Realising big ideas, pursuing breakthrough innovations or transforming communities are best done with others, in collaboration. Recently, I participated on Aboriginal land management in […]

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