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Coming events for startups and scaleups

Our (online) events


2 September we launch KPN’s Innovation Playground with an interactive webinar about new telco services, Telco Networks Unlocked. Keep track of the Innovation Playground online! New technologies are utilized to invent innovations and new products.

7 September we will discuss several inspiring cases during the Raad voor Goed. With this gathering we are committed to realize sustainable social impact regarding important matters. On this day we will focus on poverty.

16 September we will join a private lunch and presentation of Gezelschap 010, an association of 50 professionals in Rotterdam, who meet each other every two weeks. Always exciting to talk about business with city-like people!

From 21 to 27 September the Upstream Festival will take place. This festival consists of more than 30 speakers and 45 events. This week is organized by Up!Rotterdam in collaboration with innovative local co-creators, of which KPN is one. Our Sustainability Challenge is a part of this festival and will take place in the afternoon of 23 September, where innovative parties will pitch their propositions. KPN is always searching for unique collaborations which are based on innovation and sustainability as the driving forces. Does your organization offer a solution that makes the supply chain of KPN more circular? Sign up now, so that we can make an impact together!

22 September KPN organizes the Unlocked 5G x Identity of Things event together with the municipality of Rotterdam. Together with Get in the Ring we selected 7 parties. During this event they will pitch their solutions in the area of Identity of Things to KPN and its partners. At the end of the day, the winner will be announced.

24 September we have a TekDelta event, which will be all about Artificial Intelligence. TekDelta and the Dutch AI Coalition are collaborating to arrange this event. Interested? Click here to sign up for the event.

1 October the 17th edition of our famous Startup Evening will take place. Just like the previous editions, everything will run smoothly online. All Startups & Scaleups who are operating in the Data-Driven Tech segment can sign up to attend this interactive edition. Subsequently, all participants will be matched to corporates and investors like Achmea, Rabobank, ABN-AMRO and KPN Ventures. We are proud we are able to offer them the chance to speed date with 16 external partners. Furthermore, this edition is unique because we collaborated with Up!Rotterdam to organize this event. You can sign up for free here.

26 October startups & scaleups get the change to discuss their proposition during online speeddates. The topic of this challenge is Cyber Security. Experts from KPN will share their knowledge and potentially these sessions can be the start of a impactful collaboration.

30 November startups & scaleups focused on innovative solutions regarding 5G and the Internet of Things will attend online speeddates. During these session experts from KPN will listen to the pitches and discuss potential collaborations. With all the current developments this is expected to be an exciting afternoon!

We hope to see you at one of our events as soon as this is possible again. If you have any questions, please send an email to kpnnewbusiness@kpn.com.

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

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