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Coming events of KPN New Business

KPN's startup events in October


October 1 we will be meeting with CoSta in our Rotterdam office. We will be exchanging knowledge about collaborating with startups and the role of the Purchase department in that. CoSta is an initiative that brings together multiple corporates and focusses on improving accessibility of corporates to Startups. Do you want to learn from other Corporats on working with Startups and committed to share, please join this great initiative.

October 2 & 3 we will present at the GSMA Webinars together with Nicola Schättgen, expert on telco collaboration with startups, on doing successful pilots in telco. The GSMA is an institution that represents the interest of mobile operators worldwide. The webinars will be about effective strategies for creating valuable commercial pilots between telco’s and startups. This is a closed session.

October 2 we will be joining a closed lunch and presentation at Gezelschap 010, a community of 50 professionals in Rotterdam who meet on a biweekly basis. Always fun to talk business with city-like people.

October 7 we will attend the annual Rotterdam Partners Red Carpet Dinner at the World Trade Centre in Rotterdam. The Red Carpet Dinner is an international networking event, providing unique opportunities to meet large national and international enterprises, innovative SME’s, startups and ambassadors, besides others. This years theme will be 'The Next Generation – How can we solve future challenges now!’. We are looking forward to it!

October 8 we will join the Corporate Social Responsibility Meetup organized by Voor Goed, at Heilige Boontjes in Rotterdam. The Voor Goed foundation was established to join forces on the social issues of Rotterdam. This month, a lot of Rotterdam based corporates will be joining, to learn from each other and become acquainted with the major issues of Rotterdam. Together, we will brainstorm about how we can coordinate and join forces, to make a sustainable social impact in Rotterdam and in the Netherlands in general.

October 16 we will be part of the jury of the Broadband World Forum Start Up Showcase at the RAI in Amsterdam. The Broadband Awards highlight the achievements in next-generation communications, applications, services, strategies & more. We are looking forward to it! To join, click here.

October 17 we will be visiting CES Unveiled, the largest tech fair in the world, at the Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam. It is focusing mainly on key technologies and tech solutions for societal challenges. As being part of the Advisory Board that selected the best 50 Startups to visit the CES Las Vegas, we are looking forward to networking with these startups and getting a taste of the latest technology!

October 28 we will be hosting our monthly KPN Startup Monday Lunch, with this months theme ‘Internet of Things’! We are looking for companies that have innovative 5G, LTE-M of LoRa solotuions in asset tracking, climate monitoring, IoT agriculture or waste management. Interested? Sign up here.

October 29 we are attending the Datafood Startup Festival. Startups from the Food and Agriculture Industry will be linked to corporates and investors looking to innovate in that industry.

October 30 we are hosting an event together with BTG (the branch organization for large telecom users). They will represent the interest of Dutch companies and institutions by transferring knowledge and exchanging experiences, closing with a networking drink. There will be a startup competition in telco there as well.

October 31 we will be hosting our KPN 5G Consumer Challenge. The future mobile 5G network is more than a faster version of the usual 3G and 4G wireless technologies. 5G will contribute to the digitization of various industries such as the urban environment. Where 4G connected for people, 5G will connect society! During this event, startups will pitch their 5G Consumer solutions. The winner(s) will be offered the possibility to take part in the 5G showcase in Amsterdam South East area and will be invited to join one of KPN's 5G Fieldlab in Amsterdam! Read more and sign up 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.

December 11 we are busy organizing our 15th KPN Startup Evening at De Link in Rotterdam. In addition to the opportunity to network with our startup ecosystem (consisting of startups, corporates, fund managers and other valuable partners from KPN), a variety of selected international startups and KPN will showcase their innovations to an audience of more than 350 people. The entire evening will be focused on creating new connections and finding ways of working together. Sign up here!

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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