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Coming events of KPN New Business

KPN's startup events in February


February 4 we will be giving a guest lecture at RSM. Students of the Master in Strategic Management will hear me and tagteam buddy Marnix Laurs lecture about Corporate Venturing, innovation and procurement from a corporate perspective.

February 10 we will bid farewell to KPN’s CFO Jan Kees de Jager. We want to thank him for all his efforts, especially in fostering innovation with startups and scaleups within KPN and his support for the activities from my team and KPN Ventures.

February 11 we are invited for lunch at the CoSta Awards, where the award for best Corporate-Startup (CoSta) cooperation will be handed out. CoSta is an initiative of the Confederation of Netherlands Industry and Employers, where corporates can share their experiences in working with startups. If you want to participate, get in touch with Louise Beduwe.

February 11 we will also hold the Future of Tennis event together with KNLTB and SporteXperience. At this event five selected startups present their venture at the KPN HQ in Rotterdam. Representatives of tennis academies, club representatives, federations and other stakeholders will be present. This event takes place during the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament. As a special guest we will welcome professional tennis player Matwe Middelkoop for a Q&A. Matwe's best memories in tennis were winning his 1st ATP title in 2016 in Sofia and defeating Roger Federer in 2015 at the Davis Cup.

February 12we will attend one of the selection days of PortXL. PortXL is the world’s first port & maritime accelerator. Together with the ecosystem, we will select which start-ups & scale-ups will take part in the 2020 PortXL Rotterdam program. A three-month intense accelerator / business fast track program including a great network awaits the selected start-ups and scale-ups.

February 13 we will host a new Get Inspired Lunch. At these lunches KPN colleagues from different department inspires us by telling something about their field of work and job. This edition will be about Storytelling. An inspiring story is fundamental to impact.

February 19 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.

February 24 we will host Startup Monday Lunch at our Rotterdam office. A beautiful way for startups to get in touch with our experts over a delicious lunch. This edition will be all about Cyber Security but every startup is free to register via the link above.

March 26 we will be hosting our 16th edition of the Startup Evening. So please register via the link above.

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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