Startup Afternoon

On December 15th, there will be an online version of our Startup Afternoon!

About this Event

On behalf of the teams of KPN Liaison and KPN Ventures, we would like to invite you for the 18th edition of our Startup Afternoon.

The theme of this edition is 5G. However, we welcome companies from all variaties of industries to join this event!


5G connects everything and everyone. While many emerging opportunities arise at the moment in the business market, they will have a huge impact on the consumer market. For example, emergency services are connected to traffic lights and patients are remotely connected to their doctor. Check this video for some nice examples and inspiration.


At this 18th edition of our Startup Afternoon, we will bring together 5G opportunities from the business and consumer market.

Therefore, we are highly interested in your innovative solutions that can contribute to this new networking technology, and welcome you to speeddate with KPN or other external partners. We are looking for proven concepts and innovations that can leverage KPNs 5G value added services. Think about technologies which need low latency, reliability, stability and speed of the network.

Non-5G/IoT related startups/scaleups are more than welcome to join the event as well and / or sign up for the speeddate sessions .


The program consists of

- A plenary opening session by Jacob Groote (EVP 5G at KPN), with an inspiring lecture about the introduction of the new 5G network, and what possibilities this brings also for startups & scaleups. Jacob discusses how opportunities that arise from 5G, bring together the customer and business market.

- The possibility to speeddate with KPN, KPN ventures, several external investors and other corporates. In previous editions, you had the chance to speeddate with renowned names, such as AWS, Albert Heijn, ABN Amro, TIIN Capital, Volta Ventures, Cottonwood Technology Fund, Health Innovations, EIT digital, and The Next Women.

- We will encourage informal online networking by a networking app, so that you can see who is attending the event

Interested? Get your ticket on this webpage and join our event!


The program of the event

15:00 - 15:10 Plenary opening by Marie-José van den Boomgaard

15:10 - 15: 40 KPN's 5G opportunities for Startups by Jacob Groote

15:40 - 15:50 Guest speaker

15:50 - 15:55 Break + getting ready for speeddates

15:55 - 16:15 --> 1st round of speeddates

16:20 - 16:40 --> 2nd round of speeddates

16:45 - 17:05 --> 3d round of speeddates

17:10 - 17:30 --> 4th round of speeddates

17:35- 17:55 --> 5th and last round of speeddates

18:00 End of the Online Startup Evening


We hope you'll join our online version of the 18th KPN Startup evening!

If you can’t attend our event but ordered a ticket, please inform us via kpnscaleups@kpn.com at least one week in advance.

We love Innovation, we love Startups & Scaleups!