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DSA 4 Startups Latest News Press Release November 26, 2021 PRESS RELEASE: Maintaining the foundation of the platform economy in The Digital Services Act is key to startup growth

[Brussels, 25 November 2021, contact ines@alliedforstartups.org] We welcome the adoption of the Council of the EU’s general approach on the Digital Services Act which maintains the key principles of the E-Commerce Directive and the Country of Origin principle, which is vitally important for startup ecosystems.   The general approach preserves three key principles for startup ecosystems: …

DTX Healthtech Charter Latest News Policy November 19, 2021 The HealthTech Charter: Best Practices in Digital Health Innovation

For the last few months, we’ve observed how the digital revolution of health has gained extraordinary momentum across European borders. Life-changing innovations continue to penetrate the European market, empowering patients and providers with state-of-the art medical technologies.  However, all too often digital health innovators invest time and resources navigating complex regulatory measures across Europe. This, …

DSA 4 Startups Latest News Policy November 18, 2021 The importance of targeted advertising for startup ecosystems in Europe

Testimonials from startup innovators and ecosystem builders You didn’t hear it from us – hear from European ecosystem builders below on why targeted advertising matters for the launching and scaling of innovative businesses in Europe. The Digital Services Act is a landmark political file that can update and clarify the legal framework for startups operating …

Latest News Press Release Startup Nations Standard November 3, 2021 PRESS RELEASE: Independent ESNA Monitoring can deliver significant improvements for startups in EU

PRESS RELEASE [Lisbon, 3rd November 2021, contact: ines@alliedforstartups.org] Allied for Startups welcomes the European Startup Nations Alliance (ESNA), the monitoring body of the Startup Nations Standard (SNS) and encourages Member States to construct independent and transparent governing bodies with a clearly defined role for startup organisations.  In March of 2021, we welcomed the release of …

Latest News Open Letter October 27, 2021 Startup Initiatives: From Discussion to Coordination and Implementation

Dear President von der Leyen, Dear Commissioner Breton, Dear Commissioner Gabriel We, the undersigned startup organisations, welcome the increased focus on startup policies, including the Startup Nations Standard (SNS) with the European Startup Nations Alliance (ESNA), ScaleUp Europe, Global Powerhouses and the Unicorns Group. These underline the political will to fuel the innovative digital economy …

DSA 4 Startups Latest News Open Letter October 25, 2021 Open Letter: Making the DSA proportionate and balanced

Dear Members of the European Parliament, Dear Ambassadors to the EU, We, the undersigned startup organisations, encourage you to ensure the DSA becomes more proportionate and balanced so that startups can scale-up their innovations to businesses and consumers across the EU. Our members would like to request a meeting or roundtable with you at your …

Latest News October 14, 2021 Bringing together startup communities: our Annual Summit 2021

We hosted our 7th consecutive (very successful!) Annual Summit! Every year we gather our Members so startup communities can connect broadly and discuss our yearly priorities and vote on our Mandate for the following year. Here’s what happened at our Virtual Summit:  After much consideration, our Members voted on the following three key priorities for …

DSA 4 Startups Latest News platforms Policy October 5, 2021 Will the DSA favour startup innovation in the Single Market?

The Digital Services Act can provide the harmonisation that startups need to operate across EU markets by updating and clarifying the rules governing platforms. Following the recent discussions in the co-legislative bodies of the EU, namely the European Parliament and the Council of the EU, it’s unclear that all parties are considering startups’ growth perspectives …

DTX Healthtech Charter Policy September 28, 2021 Rounding Off 2021: What to Expect in Health Policy?

Covid-19 brought momentum for action and change throughout the EU block, stirring more health initiatives and proposals than we’ve seen before. Entering the fourth quarter of the year, there are still important EU health policy updates coming our way – many of which are key for health startups innovating across Europe. Here’s what you can …

Digital Single Market DSA 4 Startups Latest News Policy September 21, 2021 Tweaking the Country of Origin principle in the DSA – A threat to the Digital Single Market

As the discussions around the Digital Services Act (DSA) progress, one principle is of key importance for startups – the Country of Origin, also known as the Internal Market Clause. The principle states that a company must follow the legislation of its country of establishment, regardless of where its services are offered. Concretely, a second-hand …

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