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New Horizons '14 

The annual event where startups and large enterprises connect
New Horizons

New Horizons is an annual event organised by KPMG. In addition to a substantive programme of inspirational speakers, the event provides a networking platform for (tech) startups and large enterprises.

This year’s theme
Success stories of collaboration between startups and large enterprises, what works?

Why attend New Horizons '14?

  • Leading keynote speakers about their success stories
  • Energising moderator Rens de Jong (journalist/BNR)
  • A marketplace where 30 innovative startups will present themselves
  • Networking opportunities


Date and location

This event will be held on Tuesday 25 November. It is English spoken.

 09.00 Welcome & coffee
 09.30 Opening and introduction

The disruption of an entire industry: Marco Knitel, Operations Manager Netherlands
at Uber Inc

 Logo Uber

 10.15 Successful collaborations, what can you learn from it?
3 combinations of collaborating startups and large organizations interviewed by Rens de Jong

Marketplace – round 1 breakout sessions:

  1. Internet of Things & healthcare
  2. Big Data & Analytics
  3. FinTech
 11.10 Richard Wagenmakers, partner KPMG: megatrends are re-shaping the business environment for all industries, causing major disruption in some cases for existing businesses. For ‘old’ and ‘new’ entrepreneurs to thrive and strengthen our economy they need to connect, collaborate and combine powers and ideas. Together!
 11.30 Marketplace – round 2 breakout sessions
 12.00 Round-up
 12.25 Steve Mezak, CEO of Accelerance, will share his war stories on how he managed
to sell his  former startup companies for $9 Billion and $75 Million
 13.00 Networking lunch (optional)
 14.00 End of programme

Who should attend?

  • Owners and founders of startups, especially in the field of technologies such as FinTech, Internet of Things, (e)Health and data analytics.
  • Corporates and (large) enterprises, especially people such as: 
    Heads of Innovation 
    Heads of business development or strategic alliances
    Chief Innovation Officers 
    Chief Digital Officers 
    and everyone who’s involved with innovation, strategy or policy
  • Venture capitalists and investors


Location and parking
KPMG Head Office
Laan van Langerhuize 1
1186 DS Amstelveen

You can park your car in the parking garage underneath the KPMG office.
For this event we are collaborating with the stylish Uber service, offering you one free journey from or to KPMG New Horizons (up to €20 free for new Uber users).

How does Uber work?
Using the Uber app, you can order a car plus driver with one click. When you arrive at your destination, the journey is paid via your linked credit card or PayPal account. UberBLACK is 10% cheaper than a taxi.

Your first Uber in 3 steps:
1. Download the Uber app for iPhone or Android. For other mobile phones, go to
2. Register with the promo code NewHorizons. You will get a €20 discount on your first Uber journey in the Netherlands.
3. Order a Uber. Select your pick-up point in the Uber app and your driver will arrive within a few minutes.

Go to or send an email to 

If you’d like to receive an invitation for the event or more information you can contact Bianca Even by email.
A week before the event we will distribute a list of participating companies with detailed information on the products and/or services of attending startups. 

Looking back | New Horizons '13

On 20 November 2013 we organized for the first time a matching event which provided a platform for startups and large companies to meet and to increase the chances for cooperation. Watch the video impression below.



Video New Horizons event 2013

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Sorry, New Horizons’14 is fully booked.
If you have any questions regarding your registration, please contact Bianca Even.