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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 …

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 …