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Policy Startups June 21, 2019 Problem-Based Learning: A startups’ recipe for policy makers

Online platforms transform the way we purchase, communicate, move and work – everybody enjoys their services everyday. Startups benefit from this thriving platform economy – it helps them to grow, operate with little cost and connect easily with consumers and users. With the platform economy, startups deliver new products and services which benefits consumers and …

DTX Startups May 16, 2019 5 Innovative Vaccine Startups in Europe

Vaccination, as the European Commission states, is the most cost-effective tool for widespread disease prevention. Yet, according to a recent Eurobarometer survey, 48% of Europeans believe vaccines can produce serious side-effects. The same survey shows that more than 12.000 measles cases were reported in the European Economic Area and 35 people died from them last year, …

Startups April 18, 2019 Allied for Startups Grows to Croatia, Romania and Serbia

Allied for Startups is proud to welcome three new members to its growing global startup advocacy network. With Startup Zagreb,  Codette and Startit, three startup organisations doing remarkable work in their national ecosystems, are scaling their efforts to a global level. “Though our members come from different national ecosystems, many startups operate with a global …

Statement April 17, 2019 Statement on the plenary vote on the Terrorist Content Online Regulation

[Brussels, 17 April 2019] Allied for Startups regrets the outcome of the plenary vote today, which adds an obstacle to early stage entrepreneurs. The one-hour removal requirement accompanied by financial penalties is untenable for startups which are not able to operate a 24/7 service yet. Especially in their early growth stages, startups neither have the …

Statement April 17, 2019 Statement on the adoption of the P2B regulation’s interinstitutional agreement by the European Parliament

[Brussels, 17 April] We welcome today’s endorsement by the European Parliament of the interinstitutional agreement on fairness and transparency in platform-to-business relations. Benedikt Blomeyer, Manager European Affairs at Allied for Startups, said “The diversity of the platform economy was largely taken into account in the final text and we are pleased that the negotiators have …

Policy April 5, 2019 Startup Communities look ahead with policy recommendations

We presented 11 concrete policy recommendations for European leaders at the Startup Europe Summit in Cluj. At Startup Europe Summit, Allied for Startups coordinated with Startup Europe the publication of “Startup Policy Ideas”…

Talent April 5, 2019 It’s all about Talent, Talent, Talent

Next to markets and capital, talent has always been one of the top three things entrepreneurs need to thrive. With more capital available and markets slowly uniting, access to talent is becoming the biggest bottleneck to scaling up in the EU. We suggest three building blocks to policy makers: Train more talent, enable startups to hire …

Open Letter Policy March 20, 2019 Entrepreneurs in Europe want to thrive!

Dear MEPs, European entrepreneurs are counting on your support to keep them innovating and are urging you to vote against the adoption of the copyright directive. Let’s find a better solution for startups because the current provisions will harm them. Here is why: The SME exemption proposed in the directive does not work for startups: It can …

Policy March 12, 2019 Upscale Warning for the Startup Nation

The proposed Digital Services Tax will have serious ramifications for France’s ambitions to be a startup nation.

Statement March 4, 2019 Statement on the IMCO opinion vote on the terrorist content proposal

[Brussels, 4 March 2019] We welcome today’s IMCO opinion on the regulation on preventing the dissemination of terrorist content online as a step towards legal certainty for entrepreneurs in Europe. Although open questions and challenges for entrepreneurs remain, we welcome the clear reference to the liability regime established in the e-commerce directive. We commend the …

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