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The MSP Game Industry Needs a Hero
A video game vet tells us how to replicate the success of "unlikely" video game hubs around the world.
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About

Pollen is a nonprofit organization that makes it easier for people to break down barriers and build 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.

News

An award-winning content rocket ship
July 15, 2015

Pollen was recently recognized for designing an online platform that breaks down barriers and builds better connected community.

Events

Rally Cry | Video Games
GLITCH — 1829 Riverside Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55454
August 6, 2015
Pollen presents Rally Cry | a Make It. MSP. conversation, an event series dedicated to empowering the micro-communities that fuel MSP's economic engine. Through community conversation, problem solving, and action, Rally Cry will narrow in on how we truly make our region a #1 place to live, work, and succeed.
/// Photos by Gregg Jiracek ///
When people think of fashion hubs, Minnesota is hardly ever in the mix. Without a formal professional organization, and with few places to work full-time in fashion, the local fashion community is left to wonder if it has a sustainable future here. A talented group of designers and event producers came together for our first ever Rally Cry event to talk about what the fashion community needs to succeed locally and make sure Minnesota doesn’t go out of style. Featured panelists: Gülgün Kayim (City of Minneapolis), Anna Lee (Target, Ruby3), John Mooty (Wilson & Willy’s), and Laine Sou Weinberg (KOKOON). Featured performers: Demetrius McClendon and Elayna Waxse, choreographed by John-Mark. 
/// Photos by Gregg Jiracek ///
When people think of fashion hubs, Minnesota is hardly ever in the mix. Without a formal professional organization, and with few places to work full-time in fashion, the local fashion community is left to wonder if it has a sustainable future here. A talented group of designers and event producers came together for our first ever Rally Cry event to talk about what the fashion community needs to succeed locally and make sure Minnesota doesn’t go out of style. Featured panelists: Gülgün Kayim (City of Minneapolis), Anna Lee (Target, Ruby3), John Mooty (Wilson & Willy’s), and Laine Sou Weinberg (KOKOON). Featured performers: Demetrius McClendon and Elayna Waxse, choreographed by John-Mark.