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Coming events for startups and scaleups

Our (online) events in September


September 2 is launch day of Erasmus enterprise, an collaborative community dedicated to empowering visionary entrepreneurs located at the EUR campus in Rotterdam. A initiative to boost the entrepreneurs and innovators in this city.

September 7 we will exchange innovations with the innovation team of A1 Telekom. Every quarter, we talk about the newest innovations to learn from each other and bring each other further in new innovations.

September 7 the meeting with van Goed Agency will take place. An initiative to make sustainable social impact in Rotterdam. The meeting will focus on setting up our plan for ‘22. Rotterdam’s Mayor Aboutaleb will be joining this event to support this project and to hear more on our planned approach.

September 17 we will join the speed dates event: Meet the buyer, at the UPstream Festival together with &flux. 30 scale ups will have speed dates with 10 corporate customers on their cleantech innovative challenge. These companies will each chose their winner to explore cooperation possibilities on September 23.

September 20 Upstream festival: a 5 day event in the stadshaven Brouwerij Rotterdam. With 40+ events, around 2,000 international attendees it is the place to meet up with startups, scaleups, corporates and investors. Are you also eager to scale up your business and make impact? Apply for this event for free: Connecting change makers | Upstream Festival | Rotterdam

September 22 Jacob Groote, EVP Innovation & Partnerships KPN, is one of the judges in the “5G clash of the startup” event in London. Here several innovative startups will pitch their innovative ideas involving 5G at the exhibition.

September 23 we join the Hackathon at Upstream Festival organized together with &flux. This event takes place on the market day of the Upstream festival. On this day the 10 winners of the speed dates on September 17 will have an design session to dive deeper into the cleantech challenge together with 10 corporates.

September 24 it’s time for the Sustainable Healthcare Challenge. The SHC challenge is organized by a student board that stimulates young entrepreneurs in the healthcare start-up scene. A great initiative to set up young innovative entrepreneurs with health care institutions. KPN will join this event.

September 29 and 30 our closed KPN’s Circus Network event starts. The 10 best innovative international scale-ups in networking will pitch in front of all KPN network colleagues and approx. 10 international telco’s, whereafter an high quality Q&A will follow. The event is open for all KPN colleagues and non-competing telco’s. Do you want to join? Please email kpnscaleups@kpn.com

October 28 is the 21st edition of the scaleup afternoon. For this edition we will focus on the theme of single channel to omnichannel. We are looking forward to all innovative solutions, ideas and the speed dates. We offer speed date opportunities with KPN experts, external investors and external corporates. Do you want to connect with 20 different corporates, investors and KPN experts? Sign up via 21st KPN Scaleup Afternoon - From single channel to omnichannel Tickets, Thu, Oct 28, 2021 at 3:00 PM | Eventbrite

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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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