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Statement February 14, 2019 AFS Statement on the Conclusion of the Trilogues on the Copyright Directive

[Brussels, 14 February] Allied for Startups takes notice that the trilogues on the Copyright Directive has resulted in political agreement. Regretfully, we find that European startups are among the losers of the deal. Many bold and ambitious arguments for a startup and scaleup continent remained unheard by most negotiators. “Europe’s obsession of hitting foreign tech …

Open Letter February 11, 2019 Open Letter to the trilogue negotiators on a mandatory TDM exception

Dear Deputy Permanent Representatives, dear Members of the European Parliament and the European Commission, As you are preparing for the last trilogue meeting on the proposed EU Copyright Directive, we are solemnly calling on all negotiators to seize this last opportunity to give Europe a broad, clear and innovation-friendly mandatory TDM exception. We, representatives of …

Press Release November 15, 2018 Allied for Startups Joins Startups Nations Summit in Indonesia, Bringing the Voice of Entrepreneursto APAC Policymakers

Advocacy network to harness the full potential of Asia’s growing innovation ecosystem — focusing on the startups community in Indonesia — by advocating for digital policy solutions that enable growth for entrepreneurs   Surabaya, 16 November 2018 —  Allied for Startups, a worldwide network creating consensus on policies that positively impact startups, announced their #Allied4Apps APAC …

Data September 29, 2018 Why Data Protection & Data Localisation Don’t Mix Well

Data localisation measures run contrary to best practises in lawmaking. Besides increasing cost and decreasing choice for users, they are bad news for startups globally. Contrary to their intent, such measures make data protection harder. Data protection is in startups’ DNA. While some applications are indispensable for users, deletion is only a click away if …

Startups September 29, 2018 Launching Allied4Apps

For the past decade, the ecosystem of developers and startups in Asia-Pacific (APAC) has been accelerating its growth and dynamism to elevate its members to the competitive global force they are nowadays. Local and international powers are now looking up to APAC startups to develop and deploy digital innovation, especially for the mobile application industry. …

Policy September 29, 2018 Startups & Developers

From Mumbai to Manila, and from Tokyo to Sydney, thousands of innovative and ambitious startups are bustling every day. In a global race for unicorns and new technologies, APAC governments can accelerate the success of local entrepreneurs by seizing the right opportunities. Nurturing entrepreneurs and mobile developers can be the winning ingredient of our economies, …

Data March 20, 2018 Free Flow of Data: A ‘ferrari for startups?’

If a startup was a car, what would it be? In light of the fragmentation in the digital economy, the racetrack it is on would be curvy and steep one. Yet, if the regulation for free flow of non-personal data passes, Rapporteur Corazza Bildt thinks startups could get a ferrari. 🏎 What’s this about? Currently, …

Startups January 29, 2018 Accelerating growth of startups in business services and construction

While the long-term goal for startups, the Digital Single Market, remains a priority — there might be another goodie coming from the EU that many of us never heard of: the e-card.

Policy January 26, 2018 Case in point: PSI Hearing Shows That Startups Belong at the Policy Table

Case in point: PSI Hearing Shows That Startups Belong at the Policy Table Startups like straight talk: If there’s a problem, flag it and fix it. In Brussels, things are sometimes less straightforward. At a recent public hearing on the reuse of public sector information (PSI) stakeholders gave rosie introductions on how good open data …

Privacy January 4, 2018 GDPR for Startups in Practise

This is the story of Aplyfifi – a name that stands for thousands of startups in Europe that are platforms, third party providers and will have to become data protection compliant by March. The idea is simple: a one-click application. Allowing visitors of your website to drag+drop their CV into a widget, and then follow …