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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 …

Latest News Policy January 6, 2021 What’s in store for startup policy in 2021?

COVID-19 forced significant parts of the world population to turn to digital tools and platforms to perform daily tasks such as working, shopping or communicating. Policy makers are now responding to the increasing importance of tech in our lives. In the EU, this entails sweeping new rules for tech companies, ranging from rules for online …

Startups January 6, 2021 5 startups creating lasting social impact

The social and economic implications of the COVID-19 pandemic range from an increase in unemployment and social exclusion to food insecurity in developing countries. During these challenging times, it is more important than ever to foster human solidarity and find new ways to tackle the modern world’s social problems. Startups have a key role to …

Latest News Press Release December 15, 2020 PRESS RELEASE: Allied for Startups encourages European institutions to design a Digital Markets Act that incentivises starting up and scaling.

[Brussels, 15 December 2020, contact: ines@alliedforstartups.org] Upon the official release today of a Digital Markets Act, Allied for Startups is poised to engage with policy makers to ensure that it incentivises high growth startups across the region.  “Allied for Startups has already begun a comprehensive members consultation on the Digital Markets Act and we look …

DSA 4 Startups Latest News Press Release December 15, 2020 PRESS RELEASE: Allied for Startups welcomes opportunity to update and clarify regulatory framework for startups in the Digital Services Act (DSA), applauds inclusion of key principles

[Brussels, 15 December 2020, contact: ines@alliedforstartups.org]  Allied for Startups today welcomed the announcement of a comprehensive Digital Services Act (DSA) which maintained three key principles of a robust digital economy.  “Reaffirming the intermediary liability exemption, the country of origin principle and the prohibition of general monitoring are paramount to the scalability of startups in the …

DTX December 11, 2020 Lessons from speaking to digital health entrepreneurs

On Wednesday, Allied for Startups and MEP Brando Benifei co-hosted a webinar “Digital Health innovation & startups during COVID-19 and beyond” to discuss the opportunities and challenges the digital health sector is facing. The video recording is available here.  We thank the panelists for a thought-provoking and inspiring discussion. The speakers on the panel included: …

Data December 4, 2020 What do startups think of the Data Governance Act? 

Last week the European Commission presented the Data Governance Act, its ambition is to facilitate the availability and sharing of public data inside the European Union. The proposal aims to complete the Open Data Directive adopted in 2019. It also sets the groundwork for the upcoming Data Act which is aimed to be released in …

Competition Digital Single Market Latest News platforms December 3, 2020 The Digital Markets Act – FAQ for Startup Founders

For the past year, we’ve been hearing and talking a lot about the DSA – The Digital Services Act. Not everyone will have followed that, in parallel, the European Commission was reviewing competition rules for the digital economy. Now the fruits of this labour will be presented. On to the stage comes the DMA – …

DTX Latest News November 25, 2020 Webinar: Digital health innovation & startups during COVID-19 and beyond

Allied for Startups & MEP Brando Benifei are hosting a virtual event Digital health innovation & startups during COVID-19 and beyond on 9 December at 5 PM CET.  This webinar will bring together key digital health stakeholders – award-winning digital health entrepreneurs and innovators, European policy makers and Patient Associations to discuss the opportunities and …

Talent November 20, 2020 Scaling-up diversity

Talent has been a priority for Allied for Startups since day one. Last month, Talent was re endorsed as a top policy priority in our 2021 Mandate. Startup visas and stock option reform are key components of our engagement on talent, especially as The Startup Nations Standard is in the pipeline!. This year it includes …

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