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Mettā and Lan Kwai Fong Group partner up to empower entrepreneurs

Mettā and Lan Kwai Fong Group (LKF Group) are excited to announce a strategic partnership that will leverage synergies across both businesses as Mettā expands into China and across Asia. This will accelerate the pace of innovation and transform the startup ecosystem in the region.

With the emergence of the Greater Bay area and high-impact initiatives such as Belt & Road taking shape, the opportunities for startups are vast. Mettā sees great opportunities in China, for example, Beijing's growing ecosystem was recently voted as 'the best environment for startups in China." It boasts over 21 million people with a great infrastructure in place, including strong government support, a substantial talent pool and numerous networking opportunities that startups can utilise to scale their businesses.

Mettā, as a connector of people, resources, and ideas, will work together with LKF Group to explore best-in-class startups and their innovative solutions. As the foremost entertainment, hospitality, and lifestyle brand in the region, LKF Group is committed to the development of startups in innovative property technology by bringing their decades of experience in Greater China to help entrepreneurs realise their potential. Lawrence Morgan, CEO of Nest said, "Mettā is excited to expand our collaboration with LKF Group to empower startups to gain the right access and relevant opportunities as they develop their businesses in Hong Kong and across Asia."

Together with Allan Zeman, a serial entrepreneur and successful business builder, the partnership between LKF Group and Mettā will push the boundaries of creative innovation in the property industry across Greater China. Allan Zeman, Founder and Chairman of LKF Group said, "Leveraging LKF Group's years of experience in Greater China and having established ourselves as a lifestyle property brand, we are really proud to work with Mettā to create a platform for young entrepreneurs to make their ideas become reality."

In 2017, Mettā's growing community hosted over 300 events in Hong Kong and Nairobi, connected innovators and entrepreneurs from over 34 countries, and hosted thought leaders such as Brett King, Gary Vaynerchuk, and more. 2018 is set to be an exciting year with Mettā's global expansion plans to connect people online and offline, with digital platform Mettā Connect, strategic partnerships, and additional spaces in the pipeline.

Through a shared vision to bolster Hong Kong's position as a thriving startup ecosystem that bridges the divide between startups and China, this strategic partnership will engage young entrepreneurs and strengthen Hong Kong's role in enabling innovation and entrepreneurship. Along with LKF Group, Mettā is uniquely positioned as a powerful platform for entrepreneurs and ideas to converge and to witness the growth, successes, and formation of many startups fuelling the entrepreneurial spirit on a global scale.