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Policy Statement January 15, 2020 The role of the intermediary liability exemption for startups & scaleups

[Brussels, 3 October] Allied for Startups consulted its members on the role of the intermediary liability exemption for startups & scales in the EU. 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 …

Startups December 18, 2019 Allied for Startups asks its members 3 questions…

Three questions for our members… Allied for Startups members are a bit like startup themselves. All of them are leaders in their local ecosystem, driving change for entrepreneurs on the ground. They’re all younger than 10 years and many are younger than 5 years. We’ve asked them to take a minute to share some of their …

Policy Rocket Club December 16, 2019 Allied for Startups launches 🚀 The Rocket Club 🚀

Startups and scaleups live and flourish in ecosystems of talent (entrepreneurs & employees, mentors), investors (angel investors, venture capital firms, crowdfunding, etc), support organisations (incubators, accelerators, startup associations, hubs, etc), users, universities, governments, and corporations. Startup ecosystems have a positive impact on society and the economy. They contribute to various areas from job creation, open …

DTX Policy November 26, 2019 Digital Health Startups and EU Policy: A day of collaboration among startups, policymakers and healthcare stakeholders in the EU

On 19 November, founders of European digital health startups Ada, Brain+, Byteflies, Disior, Tired of Cancer and Biloba came to Brussels to talk directly to policymakers and regulators from the European Parliament and Commission.  The aim was to discuss face-to-face some of the most crucial policy topics for startups – e.g. the impact of regulations …

Policy November 20, 2019 6 reasons why sandboxes are an underrated EU policy instrument

When launching their business on the market, startups often struggle with legislation. Because they disrupt business models with new solutions, it can be complex for them to comply with regulations that are not adapted to them. However, some regulatory burdens could be mitigated with the use of regulatory sandboxes. The use of sandboxes for Fintech …

DTX November 4, 2019 3 topics that matter for startups in the European digital health ecosystem

The digital health startup ecosystem is growing at an exponential rate in Europe. With increasing amounts of groundbreaking treatment methods and investments into the industry, more and more entrepreneurs and investors are looking to expand into healthcare. Startups’ innovative solutions are reshaping practices and perspectives in healthcare.  But many startups struggle in the highly specialised …

Startups October 30, 2019 3 Questions for…

Allied for Startups is not like any other trade association. Virtually all of our Member organisations (local, national or regional startup associations) are younger than 10 years, many are younger than 5 years. They’re a bit like startups themselves. All of them are leaders in their local ecosystem, driving change for entrepreneurs on the ground. …

Startups October 29, 2019 Startups and Digital Sovereignty

What is the role of startups in the debate on digital sovereignty? As the digital economy permeates our lives on all fronts, can concepts like digital sovereignty be discussed without startups?…

Startups October 22, 2019 Deep-dive into the Spanish ecosystem – South Summit

[Brussels, 22 October] Earlier this month, Allied for Startups participated in the South Summit in Madrid to meet, learn and exchange with stakeholders in the Spanish startup ecosystem. The South Summit brings together thousands of entrepreneurs working in blockchain, foodtech, insurtech, healthcare, smart mobility, and other cutting-edge topics, as well as ecosystem players ranging from corporate …

Startups October 22, 2019 Allied for Startups’ 5th Annual Summit Scales Up!

From 14-16 October, startup communities from across the world came to Brussels to discuss policies that support startups.

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