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A home for people building a better world through business.
The members of The Mettā Network have instigated and supported the development of a range of different organisations that are fostering different elements of this emerging world.
Power of Youth, FutureX, Impact Ready and Alcαδimiα to name a few.
Mettā (Pali: मेत्ता in Devanagari) or maitrī (Sanskrit: मैत्री) is a benevolence toward all beings, without discrimination, that is free of selfish attachment. It is a strong, sincere wish for the happiness of all beings. It also means a close mental union or a shared wavelength.
We are all connected to business in some way or other – as entrepreneurs, customers, citizens, human beings on a shared planet. So there is a role for all of us to play in cheerleading the business world to act as if everyone mattered.
We’re looking to find and connect all those who believe this is possible.
“This world demands the qualities of youth; not a time of life but a state of mind, a temper of the will, a quality of the imagination, a predominance of courage over timidity, of the appetite for adventure over the life of ease.”
Robert F. Kennedy
Power of youths mission was to create a world where every entrepreneur is driven by a purpose greater than proﬁt, every business a force for good and everyone has the opportunity to contribute towards the uplifting of society, so that together we can build a better world through business. They support entrepreneurs to build purpose-driven businesses and form community, work with big businesses to power the change towards creating social value and help governments facilitate the transition towards a positive economy.
After over 7 years of hosting events, curating a community and providing opportunities, we wanted to build a system to connect everyone.
And so, the Metta Network was created.
LEGACY PROGRAMME BOOSTING SCOTLAND'S ENTREPRENEURIAL AMBITION
The aim of the Legacy Programme was to provide a platform for 200 aspirational entrepreneurs to learn from more advanced entrepreneurs in a one day event. And to support 30 of Scotland’s top young entrepreneurs in a 12 month, four stage peer-mentoring programme with three primary elements:
Ecosystem Development: A series of four residentials led and financed by entrepreneurs focused on developing the Scottish enterprise ecosystem;
Pay-it-Forward: Structured mentoring to embed a culture of values based business in Scotland’s business elite and next generation entrepreneurs;
Scotland’s Future: Collaboration across agencies and support organisations to identify and nurture young business leaders and accelerate their business success.
Over the 12 month period POY hit some significant milestones in addition to creating a new manual for entrepreneurial upstarts – POY Go
POY Go is an online platform and manual that shares the insights, resources and knowledge from the top young game-changing entrepreneurs from around the world. It is a vehicle for enterprise education that has a vision for building a better world captured within it.
“I can see the Power of Youth gaining the attention of the whole world, they have captured the spirit of a generation.” Rao Jin co-founder of Ren Ren (China’s Facebook) CEO and founder of April Media
“POY is like a meditation, it brings clarity, it brings perspective and massive inspiration (personal and business). It connects values that we have with what we do and helps prioritise projects we want to be involved, people we want to work with. Its a peer to peer sharing experience of contacts, ideas and is a massive boost. But the main point with POY is that its personal, its deep and meaningful, we really care about each other.” Linas Ceikus POY Fellow | Vantage Program Alum | CEO - Activity Gifts