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Generation Innovation – Where young professionals network in Essex!

Young (at heart) and curious about starting your own business? Trying to build up your network but don’t know where to start? Come to Generation Innovation, the best place for young professionals to network in Essex!

Join our community of fresh-thinkers, ground-breakers, and pizza-bakers (not really, but we like eating it)! We meet every 1st Wednesday of the month for some informal networking, professional business advice, and an expert speaker from a reputable company! It really doesn’t get any better than this!

Tickets only £5 per person, or pay for the year and get 2 sessions completely free!

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What we stand for

Colbea’s own young entrepreneurs brand, Generation Innovation aims to provide a platform for aspiring entrepreneurs in Essex between the ages of 16 and 30 to exchange experience and create new contacts.

Each event features a guest speaker from a reputable company who will discuss their experiences and answer any questions you may have regarding starting or developing your career. Our business adviser James Cracknell is almost always available to answer any specific questions you might have during the evening.

The ‘need-to-know’ stuff

The Where – Colbea, 1 George Williams Way, Colchester CO1 2JS
The When – First Wednesday of every month, between 5.30pm – 7.30pm
The Price – Only £5 per person, which includes Pizza and Drinks!

DISCOUNT: Pay for the whole year and get 2 sessions completely free!

Some of our past Guest speakers:

We are also regularly joined by James Cracknell, SFEDI Accredited Business Adviser who used to work as Managing Director for Royal Bank of Canada, amongst his other business roles.

See his profile here:  James Cracknell

“Great setting, great people, great food! And for only £5, it really is a no-brainer!”

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If you would like to know more, don’t hesitate to email Alex on



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