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Startup Nations Standard Talent February 25, 2021 Hiring the startup dream team -Moonshot or nightmare? 

The stakes are very high in startup hiring. Typically, startups are formed by small teams where team members wear many hats simultaneously. Oftentimes the product or service they offer addresses a very specific market gap. Hence, they require very specific talent that they might not find in the EU. The fitting additional team member with …

DTX February 18, 2021 Health apps by prescription: the need for a common European approach

Startups are some of the leading innovators behind the emerging digital therapeutics market. As conversations around reimbursement pathways and prescriptions of digital therapeutics are starting to take place, we advocate a coordinated approach at the EU level.  Digital therapeutics, evidence-based therapeutic interventions driven by software, is a rapidly growing subset of digital health. Its global …

Startups February 11, 2021 Factoring in startups in digital legisation promotes job creation

In 2020 there was an unprecedented global employment loss – of 114 million jobs relative to 2019 – according to the International Labour Organisation. As the crisis is ongoing, unemployment  is expected to rise  8.6 percent in 2021 in the European Union alone,  with the retailing, leisure and hospitality sectors being the most affected.  This …

Latest News Open Letter Tax February 11, 2021 Open Letter: Tech sector bodies call for new impetus from the US, EU and UK to find a solution for the taxation of the digital economy

The COVID-19 pandemic has shown the importance of digital services to the modern economy. Tech sector has played a vital role in helping keep our society connected and our economies going throughout the harshest of years. To return to growth in 2021 the US, EU and its Member States and the UK are rightly seeking …

DTX Startups February 4, 2021 How startups support Europe’s Beating Cancer efforts

This article was originally posted on June 25, following the European Parliament’s vote to set up the Special Committee on beating cancer. It has been modified and published again on February 4, following the publication of Europe’s Beating Cancer plan. Cancer is the second most common cause of death worldwide. According to the WHO, cancer …

Privacy January 28, 2021 Data Privacy Day – A startup affair

What is an issue for a consumer, becomes an issue for a startup. For the last few years privacy has become a primary concern for users and consumers. Startups, as the most user-centric actors in the economy, have followed suit in ensuring customer safety and trust by tightly safeguarding both their business and consumer data.   …

Covid 19 Startups January 27, 2021 How startups support COVID-19 vaccinations

As the first COVID-19 vaccines are rolling out, an end to the health crisis is in sight. Despite recent delays, the EU intends to vaccinate 70% of its adult population by summer. Startups from across the world are contributing to vaccination efforts. From addressing distribution challenges to ensuring smooth workflows, innovative entrepreneurs play an important …

DSA 4 Startups Policy January 22, 2021 The Digital Services Act: The GDPR of Platforms?

Startups across the world have come to know the EU as the first-mover on privacy legislation with the GDPR. In December the European Commission put forward two landmark files to regulate the online platform economy: the Digital Services Act (DSA) and the Digital Markets Act (DMA). Given the potential replication of these rules worldwide, startup …

DTX Latest News January 20, 2021 Allied for Startups DTx publishes first Annual Report

Allied for Startups DTx’s first Annual Report provides an overview of our activities and engagements in 2020 as well as perspectives for 2021.  Allied for Startups DTx started in 2019 to enhance the policy environment and reduce barriers for startups in the European healthcare ecosystem. During the last year, digital health policy has become a …

Policy January 15, 2021 European Commission: With startup friendly regulation, funding follows

For the last two weeks, the tech community has has been buzzing about the European Innovation Council’s startup investments (between 15-25 € million). The objective of the fund is to bridge the existing funding gap between Europe and the US and China as well as boosting innovation and job creation. Yet, while we believe the …

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