Hi I'm Bree, I work in the FinOps team as the Finance and Operations Manager. During my time at Pollenizer I have worked on many businesses. When I was the Marketing Coordinator I worked on Blurb, TravelCandy, Spreets and OzPDA. Since joining the FinOps team I have worked on Pygg, Wooboard, FlikGift, Friendorse, GetListed and Coachy.
My role encompasses all the operations of a startup so I have to learn a little bit about everything. What I love about Pollenizer is the fast paced nature, the team and most of all the learning curve.
When I'm not organising all of these Startups I love going to concerts, cooking, trying new places to eat, visiting my parents and catching up with friends.
Telstra is partnering with Pollenizer to deliver Appiness, a hackathon for people who love to build and make a difference. Designers, engineers, entrepreneurs and anyone in between are invited to gather for two and a half days of hacking, hustling and creativity. With the aim of making brand new apps for chosen Not-For-Profits (NFPs) to [...]
Photo courtesty of dierken There are a few articles on why startups are not just smaller versions of companies but these articles focus on what this means for the process and the product/market side. So what does this mean for the financial and operations side of the business? Here’s a few things to keep in [...]
Guest post by Erietta Sapounakis. Do you have what it takes? Dean McEvoy’s success with Spreets seems like luck and good timing – Spreets was the first group buying site in Australia, and the company recently sold to Yahoo! for a sum reportedly around the $40 million mark after less than a year in business. But the [...]
Have you ever wondered what the Pollenizer team are reading? Well here’s a snapshot of some of our favourite #shlinks (shared links) from the past two weeks. You are Solving the Wrong Problem - “The problem is we don’t understand the problem.” What Everyblock’s Redesign Tells Us About The Future Of Hyperlocal News Sites – Jessica [...]
If you follow @pollenizer or @liubinskas on Twitter you may notice an influx of surveys and forms to fill out at around 2pm on the day of a Startup Bootcamp. These are created by Bootcamp Attendees to test value creation and value capture. There are three key components and a minimum of three questions Bootcampers [...]
I’ve been reading, ‘Ignore Everybody And 39 Other Keys to Creativity‘ by Hugh MacLeod of gapingvoid.com It’s a great read but page 9 really struck a chord with me. I get asked a lot, “Your business card format is very simple. Aren’t you worried about somebody ripping it off?” Standard answer: Only if they can [...]
Hip hip hooray! Happy Birthday To Us It’s been three years since Pollenizer began (well kind of, we were incorporated on the 29th of February). What an amazing journey it’s been for not only us, but our clients, co-founders and partners, friends, family and the whole Sydney startup scene. Without these groups, we not have [...]
When it comes to the quintessential entrepreneur, there is no magic set of skills or perfect list of traits. However, Jeffrey Bussgang recommends that these are the kinds of questions you should ask yourself: Do you have an idea that no one can talk you out of? Do you have a partner you trust with complimentary [...]
Pollenizer Ranked Number 38th Fastest Growing Technology Company on the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 Asia Pacific 2010. Sydney, Australia, 14th January 2011 – Pollenizer today announced that it ranked Number 38th on the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 Asia Pacific 2010, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology companies in Asia Pacific. Rankings are based [...]
What an amazing year we’ve had at Pollenizer! Babies born, dresses worn, new team members, bootcamps, founders, began Pollenizer Ventures…. Fantastic! Here’s a few ways we’ve contributed to the economy in the past year… Number of jobs created: 60 Tax paid: Just the right amount. Investments made: 4 totaling $165,000 New companies formed: 8 Highlights [...]