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Pollen is a digital platform that builds better-connected communities. Founded in a belief that connecting is about more than exchanging business cards, we share the stories behind individuals, turn opportunities into realities, and champion getting off the couch to learn about the world.

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Here’s to Being Bold
October 14, 2014

Dedicated to building better-connected communities, visceral storytelling, and folding authenticity into everything we do, Pollen announces the launch of our new website. The dawn of the digital age has propelled the business of building connections into an unprecedented state of flux. It’s a digital space race and it is redefining the way readers experience content and connect.

Events

The Unraveled Network
Weisman Art Museum
November 6, 2014
If there’s one thing Pollenites know how to do, it’s nurture a thriving ecosystem of relationships, connections, and collaborative circles. But how can we better understand our inner habits and intentional actions that determine how diverse, robust, or ineffective our networks really are? 200 Pollenites will join together for a large connection-driven experience at the Weisman Art Museum on November 6 from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. to discuss Networking themes and — most importantly — meet one another and form vibrant connections face-to-face.

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Mike Bollinger’s Smart Factory

 

 

Mike Bollinger is a designer, entrepreneur, and world traveler. He’s the founder of the technology powerhouse Livefront, and co-founder of the technology resource hub TechdotMN. Mike’s most recent venture is Smart Factory, a school that offers classes to experienced designers and engineers who want to improve their web and mobile app design skills. Mike recently gave us a tour of his company’s home base in the Uptown area of Minneapolis. CONTINUE READING>> 

 

 

“I aim to be the dumbest guy in the room.” – Mike Bollinger

Mike Bollinger: "The way I learn is by just digging in, learning by example, and through watching really smart people work around me."

Mike Bollinger’s Smart Factory

 

 

Mike Bollinger is a designer, entrepreneur, and world traveler. He’s the founder of the technology powerhouse Livefront, and co-founder of the technology resource hub TechdotMN. Mike’s most recent venture is Smart Factory, a school that offers classes to experienced designers and engineers who want to improve their web and mobile app design skills. Mike recently gave us a tour of his company’s home base in the Uptown area of Minneapolis. CONTINUE READING>> 

 

 

“I aim to be the dumbest guy in the room.” – Mike Bollinger