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Startup Keyn wins starter competition LEF 2019

25 November 2019

On Tuesday, November 19, Keyn won the public and the professional jury prize from the starter competition LEF. Founders Wouter Segijn and Bas Doorn went home with a prize package worth 20,000 euros and of course the title; Starter of the Year. Earlier, this successful startup won prizes at Gulliver and Hack the University, they also received several loans.

Keyn is a startup at PLNT and develops an application that consists of an app on your phone and an extension in a browser. This allows you to log into any website without the use of a password. Bas and Wouter participated at PLNT in a Startup Academy. That was a trajectory with a every week workshop in which you received coaching in entrepreneurship. Read more about Keyn at www.keyn.app.

What is the LEF starter competition?
The annual starters competition has a preliminary round, semi-final and a final. In the first round, twelve starters pitched their concept and tried to win over a coach. At the end of the evening, six starters are linked to a coach who guides them through their further participation. In the semi-final, six entrepreneurs compete for the three final places. The finalists compete against each other in the final for the title ‘Starter of the Year’. LEF is also an important networking event for entrepreneurs who have just started or are planning to do so soon. As LEF says; a springboard to success!

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