POY News | August 2016


Farewell wonderful August,

This month has been jam packed. Here in Edinburgh, the world has come to us, filling our streets with creativity and an infectious buzz for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Now we are taking some of this excitement into our everyday – we have some great events round the corner and would love to see as many of you as possible.

Stay cool and keep changing the world. Love, Team POY Some highlights of this month include
  • Some fab blog posts from EDGE retreat
  • Sam Zawadzki and team secure funding
  • Round 2 of applications open for Pakistan Summit

POY News

Last month we ran our first Scottish EDGE Retreat at Harburn House. This was such a fantastic weekend filled with great memories and even better people. It is sometimes hard to put into words what happens at our events so a huge thank you to Anne Farquhason who wrote this blog post and Tanya Ewing who wrote this one.
We are excited to be launching the second round of applications for our Summit in Pakistan. We already have an incredibly strong cohort joining us already, and are looking forward to having more of you added to that list – find out more. 
We are excited to be on a 10 day countdown to our event in Greece. Want to snap up the last few spaces? Apply here. Here are a few who will be joining us.

Community News 

Sam Zawadzki and the team at Apply Property have raised a full round of investment round with over 33 investors. This tool is being used up by property companies all over the UK and is set to help making moving house easier – nice work team.
Jo Chidley from Beauty Kitchen has been named one of the top 25 Natural Beauty personalities. Number 1 in our opinion. 
Hugest congratulations to Cosmin and Adriana Malureanu on the birth of their baby last week. 

Upcoming Opportunities

The World Health Innovation Summit in Greece will take place 21-23 October – you can get find our more here. This event will explore how to make Parnonas the first natural factory of the world by using the environment and community around us.
Along with We Are The Future, SIE, YES we are running an event called FreshStart in Glasgow as part of Glasgow Uni’s Fresher’s Week. This interactive event will bring together startups, entrepreneurs and students and will take place at 11pm on the September 21. Register here.
To celebrate Europe’s thriving tech scene, Google, McKinsey & Rocket Internet have founded the Digital Top 50 Awards to recognise the most promising Startups, Scale-ups and Tech for Social Impact Companies – apply by October 1 here.

Apply for the Social Innovation competition for the opportunity to win £5,000 and tailored business support. Applications close on 10 October – you’d be mad not to apply.


This article from the New York Times focuses on the importance why we should be more inquisitive in the work place. –
See you soon, Team POY
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