Obsessed with combining function and beauty, the team at Pollen Gear creates child-resistant packaging and containers for cannabis storage.
Q&A with Entrepreneur & Pollen Gear
What do you think are the biggest misconceptions cannabis industry?
Just like the gold rush of the 1800s, people jump right in thinking they will be instant millionaires. This is far from reality.
How is your business innovating?
We always have several products in various stages of development. Before Pollen Gear, we ran an industrial design firm for 20 years, creating about 1,000 products. So we are always making new things that haven't been thought of before.
What was the biggest hurdle you had to overcome in your business?
The usual stuff that comes with running a business. Although in this industry, our customers have demand-planning challenges due to limited resources, evolving labeling requirements, etc., so trying to manage inventory is very difficult. We would plan out three to six months, and get one or two orders that would completely wipe us out.
What is your favorite aspect of working in this industry?
Working with all the passionate people in the industry.
What inspires you?
Our recent re-location to Southern California.