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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Social Meetup — Catalyst catchup and preview
Meet and catch-up with Pollinators members at our monthly evening social event.
We’ve moved the date to coincide with the West End’s ‘Christmas in July’ this month, on Thursday 24th July.
Each month we have an inspiring topic, guest or feature that attracts all you doers, thinkers, innovators and creators.
This month’s topic is Catalyst!
We will host a gathering of all past Catalyst graduates, partners and those interesting in an early preview of the 2014 program.
This is a great opportunity to catch up with fellow participants, get insight into what other’s have learned and achieved, or get a taste of what’s coming up in 2014.
And, to enjoy the best of the West End Winter Festival…
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 […]
Thirteen Midwest social ventures get a boost through Catalyst
The Midwest community will benefit from the activities of thirteen stronger, smarter social ventures that will graduate from Pollinators’ Catalyst program this Friday 6th December. (more…)
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 […]
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 […]