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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.

Illustration Credit: Bobby Rogers
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 joined 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. The disucssion was lead by Marcia Ballinger, and speakers included  Levi Weinhagen, Pahoua Hoffman, Cheri Gengler, and Luis Moreno.
Check the events page for updates on Part 2 of this series. 

 

 /// Photos by Sarah White/////

 

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 joined 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. The disucssion was lead by Marcia Ballinger, and speakers included  Levi Weinhagen, Pahoua Hoffman, Cheri Gengler, and Luis Moreno.
Check the events page for updates on Part 2 of this series. 

 

 /// Photos by Sarah White/////

 

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