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Coming events of KPN New Business

KPN's startup events in April


April 2 we will kick of the month with a closed event of our own. We, together with the IoT team, will be organizing a Get Inspired session on 5G: What is hype and what is reality? During this session the IoT team will present and discuss the possibilities of the 5G network amongst our innovation colleagues.

April 3 we will be joining in a lunch and presentation at Gezelschap 010, this is a community of 50 professionals in Rotterdam who meet on a biweekly basis. Always fun to talk business with citylike people.

April 4 the 5G KlasseContact challenge will take place. Here innovative parties with solutions pertaining to 5G and social inclusivity will pitch in front of a jury. The jury will consists of members from the 5G Fieldlab, the municipality of Amsterdam and the ArenA. Registrations are closed and we have selected the parties who are selected to pitch. We wish them good luck!

April 5 we will join the internal Innovation Hub demo day, in which teams present their latest progressions. We are looking forward to seeing what they are working on and which innovations are coming up!

April 9 we will be organizing a second (closed) Get Inspired session of the month, this one is hosted by the IoT Academy and we will be hearing more about the first steps in developing a working sensor yourself.

April 9 additionally, we have been asked to give a talk on personal leadership at the F5 Networking event. We are looking forward to inspiring the audience with Marie-José van den Boomgaard’s talk on personal drives, successes and failures.

April 10 we will be attending the Rockstart AI demo day. At the event, the Rockstart AI startups of the year get the opportunity to rock the stage and share their vision with an audience of investors, launching customers, Rockstart mentors, and press.

April 11 we are attending the HighTechXL conference at BEYOND. In the morning my wonderful colleague Anuschka Diederich and I will be hosting a session on “How KPN's API Store Can Add Value to You (For Corporates and Startups)”. Afterwards we’ll be participating in the startup matchmaking sessions and in the afternoon selected startups will be battling in a pitching competition. At the end of the day we will be attending the HighTechXL Startup Awards. This will surely be a very inspiring day!

April 11 additionally we will be attending the Digital Dutch 2019. KPN’s Dutch business event where digital chances, inspiration and innovation are key! It’s an open event, so feel free to join and get inspired.

April 16 KPN will be hosting the WHYZ innovation board at KPN’s HQ. During this event we will give the WHYZ innovation network a tour around our cool HQ, Jan Kees de Jager will be speaking and we’ll work on some intercompany innovation challenges as well. Great that a recruitment agency like WHYZ is building an ecosystem on this.

April 18 we will be organizing another challenge: The API Store & Security challenge. For this challenge the KPN API Store is looking for next level API solutions in the (cyber)security and identity domain. The registration deadline is April 10th, so if you want to participate in this challenge and get a chance to pitch your idea in from of the KPN API Store please sign up here!

April 26 we will be joining another internal Innovation Hub demo day.

Finally we have already set the date for the 13th KPN Startup Evening, June 5. This event is all about matchmaking amongst each other in our startup ecosystem. If you want to attend this inspiring evening with speed dates, a breakout session and networking drinks with corporates, investors and startups, please sign up, we’d be happy to welcome you!

We hope to see you at one of our events! If you have any questions, please send an email to kpnnewbusiness@kpn.com.

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