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KPN New Business: upcoming events

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After a happy holiday season, we’re back on track with some events that might be interesting for you as a Startup. Take a look at our September events and join when worthy for you!


KPN’s Events for Startups in September

On September 13th , we organize The KPN Retail Business Challenge. KPN is looking for the next level in retailing. The next generation of KPN stores should be: interactive, informative, inquisitive and entertaining. We are looking for partners can make this happen for us. Are you interested? Join the KPN Retail Business ChallengeDeadline to sign up and send us your pitch is the 3rd of September. If you’re not pitching you’re also more than welcome to informally network.


Are you a Startup down with 2030 United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals? Apply for World Startup Factory Impact Accelerator 2017Deadline to apply is the 15th of September 2017. World Startup Factory's main drive is to accelerate growth of ventures who focus on future solutions with positive impact. They look to select 5 impact startups per vertical, namely Health & Ageing, Security, Smart Cities, Healthy & Circular Buildings and Future Mobility. Click here for more information and to sign up for the Accelerator program.


A great and new event that will take place the 15th of September for KPN’s Mooiste Contact Fonds, is a Social Challenge which core is to tackle loneliness. KPN Mooiste Contact Fonds is an independent foundation funded by KPN and devotes itself to combine forces with people, resources and money to make a significant contribution in fighting loneliness. Are you a Social Impact Entrepreneur with a great (ICT-based) concept that will contribute in fighting loneliness? Sign up for the Social Challenge against Loneliness! Deadline to sign up is the 7th of September.


Every week on Thursday, The Venture Café Foundation organizes the largest weekly innovation community event in Rotterdam: Thursday Gatherings. It’s just informal networking, feel free to join us and see the Venture Café’s agenda for more information and the program.


On September 29th , our monthly KPN Startup Friday Lunch will take place again. On this date Startups are welcome for a lunch @ our New Business office in The Hague. During this lunch you have the opportunity to pitch or validate your Startup and to network within the KPN New Business team. If you’re interested, sign up for the next edition of the Startup Friday Lunch in September.


Last but definitely not least: The next KPN Startup Evening, which will take place on October 4th in Amsterdam. Besides to the opportunity to network, KPN and a variety of selected startups will present their innovations to a crowd of over 350 people, varying from Startups, Corporates, Fund Managers and other valuable partners from KPN's Startup Ecosystem. If you are interested, JOIN US HERE.


What’s also important to mention is the TekDelta Meet, Eat & Succeed Event which will be held at the 27th of October, which is a side event of the Accenture Innovation Awards. During TekDelta Meet, Eat & Succeed, the most promising High Tech startups and Corporate C-level managers meet, whilst enjoying a delicious breakfast. This exclusive event will give selected High Tech Startups and Captains of Industry the unique opportunity to join forces to fuel success and innovation. This is a closed event, invitation only.


We are happy to have Wouter van der Valk and Mark Ardesch as our new Startup Interns. Welcome aboard guys!

For more information on KPN working with Startups, check out kpn.com/innovation

We hope to see you at one of our events!
We Love Innovation, We Love Startups.

We have tried to make the upcoming moths 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 to kpnnewbusiness@kpn.com.

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