POY News | October 2016

 
 

Hello World,

Thank you October you wonderful golden month, finally giving us blue skies and reminding us how beautiful the world really is.

Stay cool and see you all soon, Love, Team POY Some highlights of this month include:
  • Adam awarded the Henry Duncan medal
  • Jeremie has a new baby
  • New video from the Hydro Nations Programme

POY News

This month our co-founder and CEO Adam Purvis was awarded the Henry Duncan award Early Career Prize by the Royal Society of Edinburgh for services to entrepreneurship.
The wonderful Katrina Mather from Body Toolkit and Lewis Phillips from Campfire organised a fantastic POY Dinner at Tuk Tuk earlier this month – it was lovely to see you all.
We love stories so much that we have written a blog post on them, have a read here. We are also excited to say that we are live on Instagram follow us here!
This month we have been dreaming up the future of the Metta Network in a secret garden – we look forward to sharing our ideas and giving you an update soon.
The Hydro Nations Entrepreneur Programme:
 
Here is our latest video from the Hydro Nations Summit in Scotland. For the opportunity to join us for the Hydro Nations Entrepreneur Programme and be part of a mind-blowing Summit in India this January, apply here.

Community News 

The wonderful Callum Murray has been doing more wizardry and has been in London speaking about his company Amiqus and was interviewed by Computer Weekly – watch it here.
The fantastic team at GearedApp have moved into their new offices in Leith to help facilitate their expansion as well as grow their collaborative efforts with their clients come roomies, Ajenta. We wish you every success in your big move.
A big shout out to Colin Hewitt from Float who was also featured SBNN 40 under 40 list who we forgot to mention last week. He also shared this fantastic article on Quartz about the key to successful teamwork.
The wonderful Jeremie Warner from Power A Life has recently become a father – huge congratulations to you and your family.

Upcoming Opportunities

 
We have benefitted hugely from the Santander Graduate Internship Programme – a scheme that match funds an Edinburgh University Graduate to work at an SME. They are on the look out for more businesses to be involved in this programme, so if you would like more information, please contact the team.

The amazing team at We Are the Future is hosting the Startup Summit with some incredible speakers on the 14th of November, there are limited tickets here. Use the discount code POY_20 to claim 20% off tickets.

The team at HACK Temple San Francisco have shared a 30-page guide that covers the ins and outs of startup networking. If you want to start building connections check out this guide and find out more about their mission here.

Reflection

A big thank you to the wonderful Roald Dahl for this week’s reflection. His imagination and celebration of childlike thinking has been warmly felt by many over the years.
See you soon, Team POY
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