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Coming events for startups and scaleups

Our (online) events in June


May 4: a speed date event organized together with EIT Digital (European Institute for Innovation and Technology). EIT Digital is part of the EU and its mission is to grow a strong digital EU. At this event, startups and scaleups will get the opportunity to speed date with experts from different departments of KPN, such as Security and Drones. We are looking forward to learn more about the innovative solutions of these startups and scaleups.

June 1 webinar “Innovative Water Management” takes place. The water sector has to deal with challenges for which they are looking for safe, smart and sustainable solutions. At KPN, we believe in open innovation; working together with innovative parties to make impact in a fast changing world. We are striving to connect the innovative parties in our ecosystem to the water sector.

June 2 we organize a speed date event together with The Next Web. During this event, we matchen speed dates with startups and scaleups in the ecosystem of The Next Web within different departments of KPN, such and Security, Data & Analytics, 5G and Health. Are you also interested in organizing a speed date event? Contact us via: kpnscaleups@kpn.com

June 2 knowledge sharing session with COSTA will take place. COSTA is an initiative of VNO NCW that strives to optimize the collaboration between corporates & startups by sharing knowledge. During this knowledge session, we will talk about the optimization of the governance within corporates for startup cooperation.

June 17
it is time for the 20th edition of our Scaleup event! This extra special anniversary edition will be in the theme of Internet of Things. We are highly interested in your innovative solutions and we therefore welcome you to speed date with KPN or other corporates and investors. Non IoT related Startups & Scaleups are also more than welcome to sign up for the speed date sessions. We offer speed date opportunities with KPN experts, external investors and external corporates. As well as having a female panel talking on IoT within FrieslandCampina, the startup Teneo IoT and of course KPN. Interested in this event? Sign up via this link.

June 28 we pay a visit to UMCG (academic hospital in Groningen) together with the health team of KPN. During this day, we will brainstorm on some spin offs by UMCG and how our ecosystem of innovative health parties can provide solutions for challenges of UMCG.

June 30 we pay a visit to the Erasmus Enterprise. This is an entrepreneurship community at the Erasmus University Rotterdam including ECE, ERBS, YES!Delft, UNIIQ & Graduate Fund.

We love innovation, we love startups and scaleups!


We have tried to make the upcoming month as interesting as possible for you as a startup or scaleup. No idea which event you should choose or do you have a question? We'd like to help you. Just send us an e-mail.

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