POY News | April 2016


Hello everybody!

We’ve been enjoying every type of weather here in Edinburgh from beautiful sunshine to extreme hail storms and snow. Edinburgh thank you for keeping us on our toes. We’ve had a fun month and hope that you have too.

Some highlights of this month include
  • Announcing our upcoming Summits
  • EY announces finalists for Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Opportunitiy for Scottish tech entprerenurs to go to China


Team POY

POY News

We are incredibly excited to announce that we will be hosting two Global Summits before the end of this year and applications for earlybird tickets are now live! These events will bring 35 incredible entrepreneurs together to connect with their purpose in two absolutely stunning locations. They are open to both alumni and newcomers.
GREECE 11th – 14th September
PAKISTAN 10th – 13th November

Community News 

  Amazing news Leah Hutcheon and the team at Appointedd for winning the AccellerateHER pitching competition. High fives all round.  
Assean Sheikh and Ryan O’Rouke from Flavourly were named by the Independent as number one beer subscription box – read the full description here.  
Well done Cally Russell, Jen Munro and Jude Ower have been nominated as finalists for EY’s Entrepreneur of the year award.
Zoe Jackson completed the London marathon this month in aid of her charity, the Dream Foundation.
It was cool to see Andrew Dobbie, Jen Munro and Ian LeBruce all hanging out at the Entrepreneurial Scotland Conference.

Upcoming Opportunities

We are hosting a Scottish EDGE alumni retreat between the 6th-7th of August 2016. Find out more about the collaboration via our blog post and sign up here.
The applications for high growth Scottish tech companies to apply to come on the China programme is now live. You’d be mad not to apply.
POY is hosting a Munch Together Family Barbecue on the 19th of June. Please join us and bring yourself and anyone else you love.


This video on how to find fulfilling work is a real gem
The Book of Life is a curated online resource of articles and videos on developing emotional intelligence.
See you soon, Love, Team POY

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