Find inspiration to re-imagine your business and discover how other companies are increasing the possible.

About this event

The Innovation Centre and Tech East have joined forces to bring you an exclusive back to business networking event. The aim of this event is to open your mind to new possibilities and innovative ways of doing business.

• Hear stories of innovative success from regional companies

• Interact and network with like-minded people

• Collaborate with digital services experts to identify your business’s road map, and how to access support to help with your growth strategy



9.30 -10.00 – Arrive, Network, Coffee & Toast

10.00 – 11.00 Guest speakers

  • Chris Frogner, co-founder and CFO of Arma Karma
  • John Stenhouse , Business Support Manager , University of Essex
  • James Kindred, Co-Founder and CBO at Big Drop

11.00 – 12.00 Galley of support

12.00 Finish


As places are limited, register now!

Parking map ( All visitors can park in our carpark) Press arrow and call button to be buzzed through to reception

Collaboration is the name of the game here at The Innovation Centre Knowledge Gateway so we’d love to see as many of you as possible.

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Chris Frogner is co-founder and CFO of Arma Karma, a pending BCorp Insurtech start-up focused on disrupting the Next-Gen insurance market with its innovative approach. He is ultimately responsible for overseeing the day-to-day running of the business, with particular focus on tech, risk management solutions and process automation. He has a background from Barclays Wealth, where he managed a portfolio of HNW & UHNW clients, and Bloomberg.

ArmaKarma have been up for a glut of awards this year, namely, 2021 Insurtech to Watch (Insurance Post), #4 in the Insurtech51 list (TechRound), Start-up Award finalist (Insurance Times Tech & Innovation Awards) Best-in-class for TikTok marketing in the UK and Best-in-class for TikTok marketing globally for Finance.

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John Stenhouse FIOEE, Business Support Manager , University of Essex

John is a serial entrepreneur and investor with many years’ experience of providing business support. He developed the Angels@Essex equity investment platform, linking investors to innovative opportunities.

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James Kindred is Co-Founder & CBO at Big Drop

My core expertise is primarily graphic design (specifically branding and user interface design). In 2010 I switched my focus from running successful design agency studios to creating and building businesses; from a booking platform for accommodation owners that generates £53m in revenue for users, to the world’s leading independent alcohol-free beer brand.

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Wivenhoe Park Colchester CO4 3ZL
Organiser: Tech East and Partners

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