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Marine & Civil Maintenance – Coworker Profile

What is your venture? Marine & Civil Maintenance is a remedial contractor for marine-based infrastructure such as Ports, Wharves and Bridges.  Normally we operate on the Eastern Seaboard, so this is our first project in Western Australia. We are currently working at the Mid West Ports Authority (MWPA) fixing the concrete and steel structural elements. […]

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Mapping future for innovation hubs

A group of can-do Mid West collaborators are planning the future of innovation hubs and spaces in Geraldton. The group of influencers, creatives, business leaders and entrepreneurs will meet at Pollinators’ CityHive on Friday September 16 to consider future physical spaces to enable innovation in our region. Using CityHive coworking space as a case study, the group […]

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Pollinators showcased to nation’s leading social enterprises

The nation’s leading social enterprise advocates invited Pollinators to present at their annual conference in Melbourne last month. Pollinators Learning Lead and co-founder Andrew Outhwaite presented Pollinators as an example of a successful social enterprise in regional Australia to participants at the Social Traders Masters Conference 2016. Mr Outhwaite said feedback on what Pollinators had achieved and […]

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Innovators to bring fine dining to Geraldton

Two Pollinators members plan to capitalise on the city’s local produce to showcase the region, provide a fine-dining experience and raise funds for innovation, with plans afoot for a team of travelling chefs to offer a degustation experience in an iconic Geraldton location. The duo discussed plans for such a dining experience at Pollinators’ LunchTime […]

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ACDC joins CreativeHub

Pollinators’ new CreativeHub premises is transforming into the vibrant, multipurpose creative space that Pollinators planned for, with the Arts and Cultural Development Council (ACDC) the latest venture to move into the West End CreativeHub premises at 189 Marine Tce. The ACDC move marks a major transformation for the region’s peak arts organisation, which is not only moving […]

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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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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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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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Pollinators Board 2016 Business Planning Session

Pollinators Business Planning for 2016 and Beyond

Post authored by Paul Dyer, Pollinators Chairperson. In mid-January I and other Directors and staff met to progress works commenced twelve months ago on developing a Strategic Business Plan for the organisation. We have been generously supported in this work by Pracsys, with Jason McFarlane facilitating the most recent session. The work with Pracsys and Jason builds on the Pollinators past and […]

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Pollinators Inc 2015 AGM – Growing Our Impact And Planning For a Disruptive Future

Pollinators members gathered on Friday 22nd May to celebrate and reflect on the challenges and changes from the 2014 financial year, and share in the Board’s aspirations for a connected, collaborative, creative and ‘disruptive’ future for the organisation. Far from a traditional AGM, Pollinators ‘Awesome Gathering of Members’ featured the first GeroSoup crowd-funding event with 3 creative environmental projects receiving investment […]

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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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Evaluation of Pollinators Inc 2013 — Final Report

Pollinators Inc Board are very happy to be sharing the final Evaluation Report of our activities and impact. Pollinators Inc contracted Clear Horizon to conduct an independent evaluation of its activities, events and services. The purpose of the evaluation was to understand: The effectiveness, efficiency and appropriateness of current activities, Areas for improving the organisation’s reach, relevance and impact, […]

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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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Drylands Permaculture Farm — Foundation for the future

The transition from the cool, wet and volcanic, fertile soils of rural Taranaki New Zealand, into the hot, dry infertile lands of the Midwest of Western Australia is a dramatic challenge when establishing a livelihood in primary production, and pioneering endeavour in Permaculture. For Julie Firth, owner and manager of the ‘Drylands Permaculture Farm’, it […]

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Is Geraldton Australia’s best place to make change happen?

This is both a plug for our city and community, and a serious question to which I think the answer is ‘YES’. That is, if you want to progress some form of social change at a community-scale then Geraldton may the best place in Australia to do it. If you’re a Geraldton resident, then you […]

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4 steps to design & prototype a better business model

As part of Pollinators’ Catalyst program for social entrepreneurs in Geraldton, we ran a workshop on ‘Getting the model right’ to suit the diversity of participants ventures — community groups, freelancers, businesses and government. In the preparation and follow up on the workshop, it’s turned out the tools and tips we shared have been very relevant in […]

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CityHive expands to create space for growth and innovation in Geraldton

Pollinators Inc, a Geraldton-based social enterprise, has celebrated the opening of the “CityHive” coworking and meeting space in Geraldton. Occupying two floors of an iconic, Heritage-listed building on Marine Tce, CityHive provides affordable and flexible space and support for community groups, entrepreneurs and innovation. CityHive is the first of its kind in regional Australia, showing […]

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