PRESS RELEASE • 26 MAY 2018
Mettā is turning 2!
Mettā, a members’ club for the global entrepreneurial community to connect people, ideas, resources and opportunities, is turning 2 on the 26th of May 2018.
Mettā has been influencing the way entrepreneurs connect since its launch. The community has grown to over 1,400 innovators, bringing together entrepreneurs, corporate innovators, creatives and government agencies who are constantly generating ideas and creating movements. Driven by its community, over 400 meaningful connections have been made and 500 events have been hosted with the purpose to engage and inspire the ecosystem. With locations in Hong Kong (HK) and Nairobi, Mettā has developed local and overseas strategic partnerships with key ecosystem players such as Singapore’s 1880 to increase potential for collaborations and cross-border connections.
To help members bring their ideas to life, Mettā developed a range of innovation services including technology workshop, events, ecosystem tours, startup sourcing and ecosystem building to help startups, investors, corporate and governments build a stronger footprint in the startup ecosystem. The first ecosystem building service, the Hanyang University Startup programme, hosted four Korean founders in HK to learn about the HK ecosystem and strategies on how to go global. The programme led to over 30 connections made, two companies confirmed they will set up their international HQ in HK within the year and ministries are looking to support Korean founders go overseas.
Mettā Connect, a unique digital platform, is created to fast track the curated connection experience across the globe at any time, from anywhere to enable best-in-class idea sharing and cross-border business partnerships. It already covers four continents and will continue to create more meaningful connections as members grow.
Mettā is still at the beginning of its journey and the future is full of opportunities to expand globally through partnerships, new locations and through Mettā Connect network. Allan Zeman, GodFather of LKF said, “From an intimate entrepreneur’s club, Mett transformed into a growing vibrant community of like-minded entrepreneurs. I am proud and confident in the future of Mettā because I believe these innovators will be building innovative models that are changing how people do business.”
With Metta’s growing entrepreneurial and creative community, the possibilities to spur interactions that drive positive impact are endless. Lawrence Morgan, Chief Executive Officer of Nest Global said, “Each time I come to Mettā. I can feel the vibrant energy from the community. Mettā's expertise in connecting the right people together has given the opportunity to let innovation emerge by changing the way people do business. I am proud to be part of Mettā since the beginning and I am confident in the future."
Launched in 2016, Mettā is a space, a platform and a community. But most importantly, Mettā is a movement committed to creating impact by connecting the boldest and brightest visionaries across the globe. We believe the future of business is collaborative. Innovation is not an outcome, but a journey. One that is strongest when collaborated on by many. And so, we created Mettā.
Mettā is built around three principles: community, live events, and a space that the global entrepreneurial community can call home with locations in Hong Kong and Nairobi. Visit us at https://www.metta.co/.
Connect · Collaborate · Scale
Nest operates corporate accelerator programmes, invests in seed to growth-stage startups, and runs an entrepreneurial community called Mettā. Nest has built an innovation ecosystem to connect the fast-growing markets of Asia, the Middle East, and Africa.
With a mission to empower great entrepreneurs to change the way we live, Nest provides access - for startups to scale and commercialise; and for corporates to foster innovation. Since 2015, over 140 startups have been accelerated via Nest’s corporate and government programmes across a broad range of industry sectors.