POY News | May 2016


Hello World,

May, May, May may we reflect on a wonderful summer month with you all. We are here to spread the community’s news and share with you some exciting opportunities for the coming months.

Some highlights of this month include
  • A new face to POY
  • EY Vantage Program nominated for best pro-bono at Better Society Awards
  • Ascendia goes public


Team POY

POY News

We are so excited to welcome a new face to the POY team – Briana Pegado will be starting in July as our Events Co-ordinator – and we just can’t wait.
We were guest speakers at the Pakistan Scotland Engagement strategy event. This event outlined the key areas of engagement between Scotland and Pakistan. We will be hosting a Pakistan Summit in November – applications are now open.
The EY Vantage Program was nominated for the best pro-bono at the Better Society Awards earlier this month. Read more about the program and EY pro-bono work here.
EDGE Retreat  6th – 7th August
We can’t wait to welcome Scottish EDGE Alumni to Harburn House for this unique community building EDGE retreat.

Community News 

The cool team at Power a Life were nominated at the Scottish Renewables Young Professionals Green Energy Awards. Looking good guys.
Our latest Entrepreneur exchange between Calum Richardson from the Bay Fish and Chips and an aspiring chippy Simona Ferrulli was covered in the Press and Journal. To get involved in the programme, contact us.
Lelemba and Sandras Phiri addressed key government, business and youth delegates at the Oxford Africa 2016 conference earlier this month.
Linas Ceikus launched Vilnius’ first vertical wind tunnel (of course he has.) Check out this video – it’s the happiest person we’ve ever seen.
Cosmin Malureanu’s company Ascendia Design LLC just became Ascendia INC as they are going public – within a month they’ll be listed on the Romanian Stock Market. Hats off Cosmin – we know this has been years in the making.

Upcoming Opportunities

Support upcoming entrepreneurs in our local community at Launch.Ed‘s Inspire Launch Grow event in Edinburgh on the 9th of June.
The London Impact Summit on 16th June in London, hosted by We Are The Future. This event has been designed to inspire connect and innovate entrepreneurs. Get your tickets here.
– Love people, food and sunshine? The POY Munch Together Family Barbecue on the 19th of June is for you!  


This great article is about how finding purpose in your work is a journey rather than an end point.   –
Love, Team POY
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