Pollenizer was known as a pioneer on the Australian incubator scene, but it finally closed up shop earlier this year, after nine years of operation. Despite it no longer being active, however, Pollenizer’s founder Phil Morle didn’t want the many resources they developed to go to waste — so they’re not available to all, for free, under an open-source license.
Over the nine years that Pollenizer operated as an incubator and educator, we used and developed a bunch of thinking tools which entrepreneurs and organisations (like CSIRO, Telstra and AGL) now use in their work every day.
We think that these tools are useful and should not stop because Pollenizer itself is no longer active. Because of this we have decided to share a bunch of things that we have made under various open source licenses (mostly Creative Commons).
While you can download the entire 70+ page kit, the new site also breaks it down into a bunch of different categories for different needs, such as a Hackathon toolkit, a universal pitch template and a handful of startup-focused Kindle books. Startup Science, as the resource has been called, also has a Facebook group where people are encouraged to share the edits and modifications they’ve made to Pollenizer’s resources.