About The Next Gen Network

We believe business and social responsibility go hand in hand. Working with people you like and respect brings greater fruits from your labor. You'll maintain more genuine relationships and long-term referral sources. In addition, helping others increases your brand awareness and purpose in life, so... what happens when we combine the two?


Ever wonder how we got here? Separating business from who we are has left our society in an awkward position. The Next Gen Network is a direct reaction to the "it's just business" mindset. We believe we can be successful and socially responsible. In fact, one should not exist without the other.
Do you agree? Join us. Our mission is to grow our business networks and community outreach with integrity. We focus on making introductions to compatible industries and opportunities for community involvement.
These days, separating ‘business’ from ‘personal’ are over. You are your own brand, so you can leave your sales pitch at home--we want to who YOU are. What positive impact do you want to make in the community?
We expect all of our members to practice tolerance of marginalized groups and all walks of life regardless of race, gender, citizenship, orientation, human race, alien race, whatever. If you fit the mold, this is the group for you!
Events + Outreach
We organize monthly events and volunteer opportunities for socially aware, dynamic young(ish) professionals of Massachusetts to further connect. Our laid-back, no pressure socials allow our attendees to enjoy getting to know each other and their respective networks in a relaxed atmosphere with little agenda. In addition, we volunteer monthly and hope to grow our factions of volunteers in the community as the group grows.

Our Approach

  • Grow your business network: We proudly encourage those who attend our events to use the resources we provide for them to better their own business and help others along the way. This is done mainly by connecting like-minded individuals and building relationships. We are committed to proactively connecting those who are actively involved with The Next Gen Network and creating a safe space for all--regardless of gender, orientation, race, age, or background.
  • Community Involvement: In addition to making worthwhile connections, many attendees have expressed interest in getting involved in their community but lack the resources, knowledge, or push to make it happen. That’s where we step in. With connections to local chambers, non-profits, and other wonderful organizations, we are thrilled to connect professionals with volunteering opportunities to give back to their community or a cause they are passionate about. A win-win-win for all. (They’re happy, we’re happy, and the organization is happy - and guess what...we love happy).

Our Story

Based on the North Shore & Boston, this group started as a social experiment and has flourished into a built-in support system for you, your business, and our local community in Massachusetts. Our group partners with local organizations and membership-based networking groups to help you maximize your exposure and bridge the obvious age gap we see in networking.

The Next Gen Network started from being disenfranchised by the typical networking scene. Feeling like we wasted too much time listening to someone else's sales pitch, we decided to throw our own event and invite people we thought would make a great contribution. Those people continue to support us today (thank you!).

In the spirit of transparency, we are still experimenting with what works and what doesn't. One thing is for sure--our group is for tolerant people seeking to create a safe space for all walks of life to do business comfortably. People who value equality + tolerance regardless of gender, race, orientation, citizenship, age, or background are wanted here. 

As we grow, we will have more and more benefits for Next Gen Networkers in the months and years to come. Sign up for our list today.

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Meet your Host

Jacqui Richard

Founder of The Next Gen Network

Business Development | Phil Richard Insurance





THANK YOU To Our Primary Sponsor, Phil Richard Insurance For Supporting The Next Generation.

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