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Coming events of KPN New Business

KPN's startup events in August


August 30: Open Innovation Hub demo day (Closed event) where teams showcase their latest progress. We are looking forward to see what they are up to and what innovative ideas and progress they have made.

A sneak preview of some events the coming months:

September 5: KPN organizes the Future of Manufacturing Event (closed event) for our top corporate customers at the High Tech Campus Eindhoven. These corporates will catch up on relevant technology drivers and use cases like 5G, robotics, IoT, security and many more for manufacturing in Industry 4.0. We are proud to enable speeddates with these impressive corporate brands for the best start-ups in smart industry. Do you think you must be there to speeddate? Send us a pitch to kpnnewbusiness@kpn.com. Be soon, because slots will be taken soon.

September 5: we will be hosting the 14th edition of KPN’s Start-up Evening at the High Tech Campus Eindhoven. This is the place where our innovative ecosystem of start-ups, scale-ups, corporates and funding managers come together. By attending this event, you have plenty networking opportunities, catch up on developments in the start-up as well as the KPN community and have conversations with like-minded businesspeople. Sign up through the link, tickets are limited!

September 12: 2 speeddate events at Venture Café in Rotterdam will be organized. KPN is looking for cutting-edge solutions on Smart Mobility regarding in-car applications to optimize driving and safety, connected technology based on AI or IoT and traffic and fleet management. If your start-up matches with these areas and you want to speeddate with our KPN experts on Smart Mobility, buy a free ticket on Eventbrite and e-mail to kpnnewbusiness@kpn.com. Secondly, we host a Blockchain Speeddate Session, where start-ups with innovative blockchain products and services that add value to the digital world, can speeddate with our KPN experts for potential collaboration opportunities. Sign up for free here.

October 31: we will be organizing a 5G consumer challenge at B-Building in Amsterdam. Because 5G is one of the key technologies for digitization of various industries, 5G presents many new business opportunities. In collaboration with Johan Cruijff Arena, City of Amsterdam and Capgemini/Sogeti, we challenge you to design and pitch a compelling service or application for consumers using 5G capabilities, by taking part in this 5G Urban Showcase. Ensure yourself a spot at this event by ordering a free ticket here.

November 19: we will be hosting the KPN’s Startup Circus – Network Tech Edition (closed event) in The Hague. The best international scale-ups will present their solutions to an audience of KPN experts and international telco’s. We will invite emerging international technology companies in the areas of networking industry. Do you think you need to present your high quality innovative network tech solution to the audience? Please send a pitchdeck to kpnnewbusiness@kpn.com. Do it quickly, selection has started 😉


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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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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