Join us for a very special night as Launchpad heads back to the Else Hotel! Our founder Chris Edwards will be hosting an intimate chat with Shin Tseng, Architect and Co-Founder, REXKL/ST/Arch Design to discover how he is aligning his business goals with fostering culture and building communities – to rejuvenate and revitalise entire areas of downtown Kuala Lumpur. We’ll dive deep into his vision, his processes, his challenges and how he is making it all work.
But what’s an Ask Party you say? At Launchpad’s signature Ask Party, we welcome members to network while wearing their ask, literally on their sleeve, thus inviting insights, advice and maybe even solutions! Through being more vulnerable, stepping out of your comfort zone, and having genuine and real conversations about things you need – making this not just another networking event, but a night where you receive real help from peers, mentors and other entrepreneurs who have walked in your shoes.
Don’t miss this evening of connection, inspiration and learning – drinks and nibbles included!
About the speakers and host
Founder, Honeycombers & Launchpad
Chris Edwards is an award-winning entrepreneur, and the founder and Editor-In-Chief of Honeycombers, the go-to lifestyle media publication in Singapore, Hong Kong and Bali.
Chris started this business when she was 28 years old, as a young expat in Singapore. Today Honeycombers enjoys a 7 figure turnover, employs over 30 staff across 4 countries and has 1 million unique readers every month. More recently, Chris created Launchpad, a community movement designed to create better businesses. Launchpad supports entrepreneurs through community, networking, business mentoring and masterclasses and has exploded to over 400 members across 6 countries in the first 12 months. Launchpad is designed to make starting and scaling business not only easier, more successful but a whole lot more enjoyable.
Architect and Co-Founder, REXKL / Urban Agenda Design Group
Malacca-born Tseng graduated from The Bartlett School of Architecture, London, with a Master’s degree, and worked in London and Hong Kong before returning to Malaysia. He gained design experience in urban planning, hospitality, mixed-use development and adaptive re-use.
In 2017, he partnered with fellow architect Shin Chang to re-purpose and revive the old Rex Cinema into a creative space, complete with a multi-purpose venue for events plus an all-day urban food hall and sustainable marketplace. Many attribute REXKL as the catalyst of Petaling Street’s recent transformation that’s seeing more restaurants and bars popping up in the area. Up next for him is a new set of rejuvenation projects to transform downtown Kuala Lumpur.
Founder, Studio Three Quills
Kate is supporting conscious and ambitious entrepreneurs and founders who are on a mission to do good, enabling them to reach their full potential through intentional and impactful brand strategy, brand design and photography.
In parallel, she is the Marketing Director for Wedge, a community-centred boutique golf lounge and bar. Driving the counter-culture of golf movement across Asia, Wedge is doing golf and all things differently with a focus on sustainable practices, and making golf more inclusive and accessible.
Kate has been in Malaysia for over 17 years, and has worked across branding, marketing and partnerships with a host of businesses from home-brown global brands, to start-ups. She believes we all go further together, and is passionate about bringing the best out in people and connecting positive individuals with powerful communities.