Chris Edwards quit her corporate job at 28 years old. Fresh from corporate with no idea what she was doing, she built a successful media business – Honeycombers. But she wanted more. So she launched a parenting platform HoneyKidsAsia. But she wanted more. So she launched into Indonesia, and into Hong Kong. Honeycombers now has an audience of over 1 million readers. But she still wanted more. So she launched a print magazine for Singapore Tourism Board and an events business. She also created a course for media entrepreneurs – called Make it In Media, and then a community for entrepreneurs who are creating businesses for good – called Launchpad (#kindestcommunity).
She has made a lot of mistakes along the way, and enjoyed some major roadblocks and bumps – including closing down two businesses, negotiating exits of 3 business partners, and she has even been threatened with blackmail by ex-employees (all true, with scars and legal bills to prove it!)…
Through this 14 year journey, she has learnt the key to creating a profitable business – and in this event she shares her story and the secrets to profitability. If you’re ready to build a successful, profitable and enjoyable business; learn from Chris’s candid, no-holds-bar experiences, and enjoy some IRL awesome human connection – then don’t miss this event!
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.
This event is in collaboration with the American Women’s Association (AWA) Singapore. Food and drinks will be served.
About the speaker
Chris is a serial entrepreneur having started her first business in 2008 — a lifestyle media platform: Honeycombers. At just 28 years old and an expat living in Singapore, Honeycombers was designed to inspire Singapore residents to live better lives.
Chris had only been living and working in Singapore for two years, and found that she (and her peers) were only reading international media. She felt that many expats were disengaged with the local Singapore culture, nightlife and entertainment scene – many felt Singapore was “boring” because of this disconnection. With a background in marketing and publishing, Chris decided to fill the gap, and so she created a digital platform and a community that expats as well as locals would trust, that would engage and influence them and unlock the best experiences in Singapore.
Over the last 14 years, the Honeycombers platform has grown to become the leading digital brand in lifestyle content. From the original Singapore lifestyle platform, the business has expanded into Hong Kong and Bali and added the HoneyKids sister brand.
In 2020 Chris launched a digital media consultancy business, Digital Collective, and a 9-week training program course for media entrepreneurs called Make It In Media.
After coaching entrepreneurs, Chris saw the need for a digital first community for entrepreneurs. It aligned with her experience in start-ups and peer mentoring, she had personally experienced the lonely and challenging entrepreneurial path and knew the positive impact peer mentoring and supportive community had on the founder’s journey from her own experience.
In January 2022, Chris launched Launchpad – an entrepreneurial community business group, designed to help small businesses thrive through community, peer mentoring and coaching.
Chris now runs five companies across four countries and spends her time split between Singapore and Australia. She is a mum of three children and enjoys the post-COVID world of international travel.