Get ready to launch! We're bringing you a brand new networking platform to support entrepreneurs and small business owners
We love entrepreneurs and small business owners at Honeycombers, which is why we’ve created Launchpad, a networking platform (with IRL benefits, too) that encourages connection, business support and community. It is designed to make the entrepreneurial journey not only easier—and more successful—but also a whole lot more fun! The comprehensive digital platform offers almost daily activities for members to connect, along with regular masterclasses, member networking roulette, small-business mentoring and media profiles on Honeycombers.
The Launchpad networking platform offering is the first business community group targeting entrepreneurs in Hong Kong and Singapore, offering both a local market, and pan-Asian approach to community connection.
The platform is inspired by the growing international trend of people joining digital-first community membership groups, as a result of COVID-19 and the increasing need for connection, networking and support for entrepreneurs.
Founder of Honeycombers and Launchpad, Chris Edwards (she/her) shares: “I know personally how hard it is to start a company, and find a business community, business mentors and key business resources as a start-up entrepreneur. There is so much on-the-job learning (read: learning the hard way). Launchpad is everything I would have wanted in my first five years of operation. I hope that with this new community platform we can reduce stress, increase community, and support entrepreneurs to achieve their daring ambitions.”
A rising tide lifts all boats
Being an entrepreneur can be lonely and isolating, which is something Chris knows firsthand from launching Honeycombers 13 years ago in Singapore: “When I started Honeycombers, I had a dream, a laptop and a mission. It was a lonely, stressful and relentlessly challenging road. Looking back now, I wish I had found a tribe of like-minded entrepreneurs that I could have leaned on as a sounding board, knowledge base, and cheer squad.”
Launchpad founding members
The heart and soul of the Launchpad community are the 30 founders members who share the platform’s mission that rising a tide lifts all boats. Some of the Launchpad founding members include:
- Coco Chan, founder of Coco Alexandra Holistic Consulting
- Emery Fung, founder and host of the Awkward Turtle podcast
- Zero Chan, founder of Island Within
- Daisy Chow, founder of Formulas Beauty
- Susannah Jaffer, founder of ZERRIN
What Launchpad members say
Yinki Wong, founder of Yin-Ki Wellness: “I’m so excited to be part of Launchpad’s community of like-minded entrepreneurs who are passionate about their ideas, and have the power to drive change in society. I love that Launchpad cultivates empathy and establishes genuine intimacy.”
Julia Washbourne, founder of Bamboa: “The Launchpad community supports founders and entrepreneurs to grow a business through media opportunities, education, and training. Being an entrepreneur and sole business owner can be quite lonely sometimes, so to have a community where there is exchange across the board is so vital for entrepreneurs.”
Join the Launchpad community
There’s no better way to check out what Launchpad is all about than by joining the Masterclass on 27 April on with smart and talented duo of Odette Barry – publicist, PR mentor and founder of Hack Your Own PR – and Lynda Williams – founder and Managing Director of Vim & Vigour – to learn all the secrets to doing your own PR. Are you tired of constantly posting (and spending) on social media without seeing any results? Have you ever wondered why some brands or business owners get mentioned in the news, on podcasts and in your favourite publications? Are you looking to finally be recognised as the expert that you truly are? Learn how to get people talking about you (for all of the right reasons).
We’ve got a special deal for Honeycombers’ readers! Although it normally costs $580 to register to attend a Launchpad event for non-members, the first 30 Honeycombers readers can join the Masterclass for FREE with the discount code readytolaunch.
To book your free ticket, check out the Launchpad website for more information about membership and events.