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Artificial Intelligence January 4, 2018 Artificial Intelligence: Why Regulators Need to Understand Startups First

We all love to reflect on the big questions in life while driving. This makes us great thinkers and bad drivers. Entrepreneurs and scientists are the rockstars of this century. Artificial Intelligence is exploding around the world and in Europe. In this wave of WTF? and OMG we want to look at how Europe can keep up while …

Startups November 16, 2017 7 European Fitness and Wellness Apps Helping People Live Healthier

The soaring popularity of fitness and wellness apps in Europe is a testament to technology’s role in improving lives on a widespread scale.

Uncategorized November 16, 2017 10 European Apps Helping Us Travel Smarter

In today’s hyperconnected world, travelers rely so heavily on apps that often the quality of their travel experiences depend on them. An outstanding trip might result from recommendations or ease of booking from an app, and vise versa: if something major goes wrong – an app might be to blame. Europe has given rise to …

Startups November 14, 2017 Annual Summit 2017: The Recap

Over 25 European and global startup organisations joined Allied for Startups’ 3rd Policy Summit.

Startups Uncategorized June 2, 2017 From Zero to Hero or Europe’s Mighty App Economy: Part I Utility Apps

Europe has long stood in America’s shadows when it comes to basking in the tech spotlight, but that’s all quickly changing. Indeed, the European app economy is booming and already leading in many ways.

Startups June 2, 2017 Announcing: From Zero to Hero or Europe’s Mighty App Economy

Europe has long stood in America’s shadows when it comes to basking in the tech spotlight, but that’s all quickly changing. Indeed, the European app economy is booming and already leading in many ways. From e-commerce in Germany to games in Finland, Europe is giving rise to some of the most impressive players for both …

Net Neutrality May 24, 2017 How ISPs promised an open internet – and how it’s NOT

The principle of net neutrality is under siege in the US as well as in Europe. In the US, the Federal Communication Commission voted to begin reversal of Title II rules. In Germany, Deutsche Telekom launched Stream On, a premium streaming service for certain products only  and in the Netherlands, T-Mobile’s “Data-free Music” won its …

Innovation May 18, 2017 Europe’s Next Creative Renaissance?

Economic struggle and unemployment, especially among young Europeans, are weighing heavy on the European Union. Startups provide an alternative for bright Europeans who don’t want to wait until fate comes their way. Just as the many leading entrepreneurs from Europe before, talent will create successful businesses. Period. The question is whether we give startups the …

Digital Single Market May 15, 2017 Let’s judge the DSM by its results, not ambitions

Every startup starts with a groundbreaking idea. However, until one can speak of success, many more things have to happen. There is a whole discussion about whether the idea or execution is more important. In that spirit, we propose judging the Digital Single Market by what it achieves, and not by what it sets out to achieve. …

Data December 13, 2016 The Case for Free Flow of Data

Think global – that’s what startups do from day one. To do so, they require a healthy mix of access to finance, talent, market, education, culture and startup-friendly regulations, which constitute a ecosystem. A borderless internet is one core component of this environment – and that requires free flow of data. We’ve been here before. …