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Accenture Innovation Exchange

Last week, the 2013 edition of Innovation Exchange took place in Amsterdam. Accenture, which organized the event, provided seven of their partner companies with a list of hundreds of Dutch innovative startups. This list included Kiozk. Three companies were interested in us and invited Kiozk to the event.

This gave us the opportunity to present Kiozk to three amazing companies. And, it’s the first time I attended such an event, which made it even more exciting. We met great people and got introduced to more than just three companies. I’m excited about the future!

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Kiozk by the numbers

I wrote about my company once… just once. Today I’m gonna double this because, well… I wrote another post about Kiozk.com. This time it’s about the numbers.

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60

We now have 60 organizers in Kiozk. Some of them use Kiozk to organize just a single activity, some of them dozens and a few actually over a hundred activities.

9

The number of activities in Kiozk this Sunday. Here’s a quick run through: At midnight the day starts with an event in a nightclub, A few hours later an exposition and local market can be visited, you can take a tour with a ranger and cheer for Jong FC Groningen, the pupils of a major Dutch soccer club. These are just five activities which means there are four more. It’s enough to fill the day for sure.

1000+

We recently hit the milestone of 1000 activities organized with Kiozk. Keep ’em coming!

53

This is really cool, it’s the number of activities created in the past two days.

1

The number of cities we’re in. Currently Groningen is the only city in which Kiozk is actively scouting for organizers and users. This means all numbers mentioned above apply to just this one city. Oh, I really want to double this number. Just think of the possibilities…

Read more about Kiozk (here) or check out the real deal (here).

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In the streets of Naples

I have a long tradition of exploring cities at night and I don’t know exactly why. Perhaps cities feel more real at night? Or it’s ‘adventure’ I’m looking for? Anyway, this time I explored the Italian city of Naples. For many hours I walked in the beautiful streets and little narrow alleys.

I’ve never seen a city so beautiful and spooky at the same time.

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Come on in

My summer holiday of 2012 was a 3000 mile road trip in the United States. It was one of my best holidays ever. So, how come I never wrote about it here? The answer is simple. Since I arrived back in the Netherlands, I’ve been quite busy creating something. Surprisingly, I finally found some time to write about the USA trip… Today we’ll conclude this series with part eleven; “Come on in”.

road trip USA 2012 Oklahoma City

The only thing we had to do was walk through a metal detector and wave to two friendly security guards. Then, we were in and could walk anywhere we wanted. And its not just any building I’m talking about. It’s the Oklahoma State Capitol.

We walked in long hallways, peeked inside Senator’s offices, spoke with friendly employees, checked out the Senate and House of Representatives chambers and somehow managed to end up inside the Governors cabinet room (we tried the door handle… the door was unlocked). This made my trip to the State Capitol a great experience!

By the way, did you know the Oklahoma State Capitol is the only capitol in the world surrounded by working oil wells. One is even named Petunia #1, because it was drilled in the middle of a flower bed. Isn’t that amazing!

Previous posts

Part 1: Exceeded expectations
Part 2: Google vs. Apple
Part 3: Look left! … No, look right!
Part 4: Johnny Depp
Part 5: Big, bigger, biggest
Part 6: The most beautiful road of the world
Part 7: The color of luck
Part 8: Willow Creek Church
Part 9: Bald Eagle
Part 10: Tornado Alley