Reflecting on a Night of Connection, Laughter, and Entrepreneurial Spirit
Hey there, it's Jo Lodder, co-founder of Entrepreneurs of Lantau with Jerome de Clarens and the proud face behind JNW Properties and the Run for Freedom movement. What a night we had! I'm still buzzing with excitement as I sit down to share the incredible experience we had at our recent event.
The Night Unveiled:
The anticipation had been building up, and finally, the big day arrived. Our inaugural event featuring the legendary Bey Logan was nothing short of spectacular. As entrepreneurs and visionaries from Lantau gathered, we knew we were about to witness something special.
Laughter and Legends:
Bey Logan, a true icon in the Hong Kong Kung Fu Cinema world, took the stage and held us captive with his tales of being a 'Gweilo' in the midst of this mesmerizing world. His stories of collaborating with martial arts legends, including the incomparable Jackie Chan, brought laughter and awe to the room.
A Melting Pot of Talents:
But the magic didn't stop there. Our gathering showcased the diversity and brilliance that Lantau's entrepreneurial community is made of. From a China Travel show host to a breathwork specialist, a French newspaper editor to educators, coaches, environmental champions, and even a sexologist - the range of talents was astounding.
Huge shoutout to Solomon and Bess from Leeder Quay for opening their doors and hosting us in their beautiful space. Their generosity and warmth set the perfect backdrop for an evening of connection.
And oh, the treats! Novy's Kitchen brought in a spread of exquisite Indonesian snacks that tickled our taste buds, perfectly paired with beautiful wine. It's moments like these that remind us how much beauty and flavour life holds.
New Friends, New Insights:
But what truly made the night extraordinary were the conversations. As we shared stories and experiences, we delved deeper into what makes us tick, what ignites our passions, and how our businesses are driven by purpose. I left that evening with newfound insights and a greater appreciation for the diverse tapestry of Lantau's entrepreneurial landscape.
A Lasting Impact:
Looking back, I'm filled with gratitude for the opportunity to be a part of such an inspiring community. We're not just entrepreneurs; we're a collective force fueled by passion, creativity, and the shared desire to make a positive impact.
Run for Freedom's Vision:
Speaking of impact, our event went beyond networking; it carried the spirit of giving. Together, we raised an impressive HKD 1,200 for Run for Freedom, a movement close to my heart. Run for Freedom isn't just about running; it's about creating change and empowerment, especially for disabled individuals in Hong Kong. With every step, we're carving a path toward a brighter future. - Check out the vision here
Forward We Go:
As we move forward, I can't wait to see how the connections made that night will flourish into collaborations, partnerships, and perhaps even friendships. Entrepreneurs of Lantau is more than just a network; it's a platform for growth, learning, and the celebration of each other's journeys.
Save these dates in your diaries
Wednesday, September 27th - 7.30pm
Wednesday, October 18th - 7.30pm
Wednesday, November 22nd - 7.30pm
Link to Entrepreneurs of Lantau LinkedIn Club - This is a members club only for people who live on Lantau Island and have a great story to tell!!
So, to everyone who joined us, a heartfelt thank you. Let's keep the momentum going, the connections thriving, and the entrepreneurial spirit soaring. Stay tuned for more exciting updates as we continue this remarkable journey together!
Catch you soon,
Co-founder, Entrepreneurs of Lantau
"In the tapestry of entrepreneurship, each connection we make is a thread of inspiration, weaving a story of innovation and impact."
Jo Lodder is a trail runner, business leader, and philanthropist. He's the co-founder of JNW Asia, a property marketing company based in Hong Kong focused on Niseko projects, and a master agent of SnowDog, a hospitality brand. He's also became the first person in history to complete the HK5Trails in Hong Kong with the Run for Freedom challenge to raise money for charity. With a passion for helping others and a drive for success, Jo inspires through his love of adventure and entrepreneurship.
Running - this is my training blog Strava: www.strava.com/athletes/jo_lodder
Follow Our Businesses:
JNW Properties: www.jnwasia.com
SnowDog Village: www.snowdogniseko.com
SnowDog Chalets: www.snowdogchaletsniseko.com
Raku Ichi Residences: www.rakuichiniseko.com