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Coming events of KPN New Business

KPN's startup events in April

Tuesday April 3, we will attend speeddate sessions. Here, we will meet students of Eindhoven University, who are participating with their Startup in the TU Einhoven Contest. A great way to get to know the inspiring startups that we will coach the coming months!

Wednesday April 4, we organize a Get-Inspired session for our colleagues from KPN. Jan van den Maagdenberg, from YogaYounity will give us a ‘Corporate’ yoga session. Focused on the daily environment of our offices he will teach us how to get rid of annoying backpain, stress and bad postures from spending too much time sitting behind are desks.

Tuesday April 10, we are hosting an assessmentday, where we will be looking for the best new talents/interns that can help us and KPN in finding and connecting with the best Startups in the European Tech-Ecosystem. A day where we will hopefully meet a lot of motivated and talented students and talents. Do you want to have the coolest internship possible? Please send us your CV and motivation to kpnnewbusiness@kpn.com before the 5th of April.

Tuesday April 10 in the afternoon Sietze de Jonge, KPN, comes to Rotterdam to give a workshop on “Smart Excel Tips & Tricks”. 

On April 11 & 12  the 3rd edition of the KPN Digital Dutch event takes place. The first day, 11 April, is meant for our KPN colleagues. Thursday 12 April, the ‘Hangaar 2’ in Katwijk will open their doors  for external partners of KPN and other interested parties. You can order your tickets here. The Digital Dutch will guide us in high speed through the newest digital innovations and teach you how to digitalize your business in the most fluent and efficient way.

Thursday April 12, our team is visiting the Startup funding event at Venture Café in Rotterdam. The Startup Funding Event offers startups a stage to show themselves to a crowd full of accelerators, incubators, investors and other inspiring entrepreneurs. The winner will win an amazing prize worth of €42.000 in prize vouchers, sponsored by many partners. We are proud that our beloved KPN-partner Lightning Video Editors, with their founder Lova, is one of the driving forces behind this inspiring event.

Thursday April 19, we will be out all day. Our day starts with Tekdelta matches in Arnhem. All the partners from TekDelta are matched with Startups for several rounds of appointments between the Corporates and the invited carefully curated Startups. Hopefully, a lot new partnerships and collaborations will be originated here.

Thursday April 19, we will join the StartupDelta Summit in Arnhem. Gelderland will be home for one day for the entire Dutch Innovation ecosystem. Order your tickets now and come to this inspiring event. Together with KPN Ventures, we will host our own stand here and showcase some great Startups from our ecosystem. So, don’t hesitate and come visit us. Whether you are a Startup, student or aspiring entrepreneur, everybody will learn something this day. Anxious for the ranking of the ‘Toekomstmakers top 50’ in the innovation scene as well!

Friday April 20, we host our KPN Startup Friday lunch. Startups can register themselves for a nice and casual lunch at the KPN office in Rotterdam. Here you’ll have the chance to network with our KPN-experts and discuss if KPN and the Startup can create value for each other. Just a validation of your idea from our Innovation Experts is also possible!

Tuesday April 24, the Kick-off of the Online Cyber Challenge takes place. Together with the Ministry of Defense and corporates, (Microsoft, Rabobank, KPN, CGI, ASML and VDL), we’ll join forces to crack a relevant impactful Cyber Challenge to make the world a bit safer again. It’s all about working together and creating impact, which we love.

From April 24-27, the Rotterdam Capital days will be held in Rotterdam. This three-day during event is focused on Startups interested in Venture Capital. The Kick-off of the event is the Rotterdam Capitaltour XXL,  where it is all about raising capital to fund the growth of high-potential Startups. The event will be closed Thursday night at Venture Café, initiator of this exciting event. Startups, be smart and order your tickets here!

We hope to see you at one of our events! For all your questions, 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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