POY News | October/November 2015

Hello lovely people of POY,

We’ve missed you. We hope that both your October and half of your November have been exciting, full of joy and and that you are well. Some highlights of the newsletter are:
  • Our Summit in India
  • POY Gift List
  • Some truly inspirational community members
Love, Team POY

POY News

POY in India

We have been in India for our Global Summit. For those of you who were there – thank you for your energy, your openness and above all for being just you. For those of you who weren’t, we would like to take this opportunity to truly thank you; each and every one of you that has been part of this journey have led us to where we are now.

‘I want to thank you for one of the best experiences I have ever had’
Evelyn McDonald

Our purpose in India has been to take what we have learnt on our doorstep in Scotland and begin to build an ecosystem of entrepreneurs, big businesses and the government that will work together to begin tackling the UN Global Development goals and leverage business as a force for good. Since we went to India in 2013 for our global summit, we have longed to return and thank you to all who made this dream a reality. To get a sense of what happened, the beautiful Suvi wrote this article summing up our few days in paradise. On the day that the Indian Prime Minister arrives in the UK, we are sharing our video of the experience we had with the incredible entrepreneurs in India with the world!

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POY Gift List

Last year, we did our very first POY gift list and loved to hear that you were sharing the things members of our community dedicate their lives creating. We came up with the idea of the POY gift list to showcase of some of the brilliant businesses that form our network who have products and services that would make amazing Christmas presents.

We’d love to hear from you to recommend a present from a business within our network – this may be be from your business, it might be from someone else’s.  It could be a product or a service. We’ll collate them and send them out to our mailing list, promoting wonderful products from wonderful entrepreneurs. Please fill out this form to register you present. 

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Christmas Parties!

We have very exciting news regarding Christmas parities on the horizon. Have your diaries at the ready – we will announce the news soon.


Community News

Show some love to

Alan Easdale whose team at BlindSpot have launched their already successful Kickastarter campaign. Boris and Victor have launched a Seedrs campaign for their sock subscription service The Socks here.

Inspiration

Callum Murray has had a month of amazing success. With his new platform Amiqus whose purpose is to resolve disputes online, Callum is a finalist in both the pitching competition at the Start Up Summit and for the Wild Card EDGE Fund, and has also secured funding from ‘The Data Lab‘ innovation centre as well has been accepted into the Open Data Institute startup programme.  Someone has been busy being brilliant.

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Jeremie Warner has just launched his website Power a Life which is established on a buy-one , give-one basis. Every time you buy a PAL product, someone in the developing world will receive a solar panel powered light. An incredible concept and we wish you the very best.

Jeremie

Ajay Chaturvedi who joined us at both POY India summits has written a book called ‘Lost Wisdom of the Swastika.’ This book tells the story of a man’s introspective journey and to reclaim the significance of the swastika in ancient culture.  You can get a copy here.

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Josh Quigley has decided to become a social entrepreneur with a purpose to save millions of lives all around the world by helping and inspiring those suffering from mental health problems. Follow his journey, and hear his story here.

Josh


Upcoming Opportunities 

Unilever Sustainable Living Young Entrepreneurs Awards 2015

In partnership with Unilever and the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, Ashoka Changemakers has launched the Sustainable Living Young Entrepreneurs Awards 2015, an opportunity for young social entrepreneurs with innovative and scaleable technologies or initiatives that are contributing to one or more of the eight following Global Goals for Sustainable Development: No Poverty, Zero Hunger, Gender Equality, Clean Water and Sanitation, Affordable and Clean Energy, Decent Work and Economic Growth, Responsible Consumption and Production, and Climate Action.

Entrepreneurship in Scotland

As part of Global Entrepreneurship week, Entrepreneurial Scotland, Scottish EDGE, Power of Youth, We are the Future and Entrepreneurial Spark have teamed up to demonstrate how we can ‘Make Scotland the most entrepreneurial society in the world’ on Thursday 19th of November at Sloan’s, Glasgow and we would love to see you there. Register for the event here.

POY Open Office Afternoon

Have you ever wondered what a day at POY Hq is really like? We are opening our doors to anyone and everyone on the afternoon of the 2nd of December for an opportunity to catch up, collaborate and hang out for an afternoon. You are welcome to come to work or play. Doughnuts will be provided.


Reflection

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Love,

Team POY

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