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Policy March 17, 2020 The Do’s and Don’ts of Policies for Startups

We’re sharing some of our hacks on getting policies for startups right.  At Allied for Startups, we work hard every day to make a positive impact for startups. In pursuit of this mission we see a lot of good ideas and false friends. We think that sharing them can lead to better versions in the …

Covid 19 DTX March 12, 2020 Digital health startups vs. COVID-19 

Digital health startups vs. COVID-19  The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the lives and livelihood of everyone around the world in every possible way. Individuals, organisations and governments are reinventing the dynamics of everyday life to stay safe, healthy and afloat. This is especially true for startups who are the most flexible and adaptable economic players …

Policy Press Release March 10, 2020 Press Release: Allied for Startups encourages a stronger focus on startups for the European Commission’s SME and Industrial Strategies

[Brussels, 10 March 2020, contact: [email protected]] AFS welcomes the “SME strategy for a sustainable and digital Europe”, which includes the Startup Nations Standard, and encourages a strong focus on startups as independent actors in its implementation.  “The talent-focus of the proposed Startup Nation Standard has significant potential for startup ecosystems, since access to talent is …

Competition Startups February 28, 2020 Why Startups can’t succeed without Acquisitions

Acquisitions are a crucial metric of thriving startup ecosystems that deserve more recognition. In a successful exit there are many winners. Acquisitions have immediate positive effects for a given startup and entrepreneurs. But it is the broader economic perspective that underlines why having more acquisitions pays dividends for society, the economy and innovation-at-large. Current policy …

Artificial Intelligence February 27, 2020 What AI Startup Entrepreneurs think about the EU AI Whitepaper 

With ground-breaking rules on AI on the table in the EU, Allied for Startups brings trailblazing AI startup entrepreneurs to the European Parliament to share their ideas and ambitions with policy makers. Stine co-founded Radiobotics to build machine learning algorithms that support radiologists. Lars co-founded Corti.ai to help medical professionals diagnose illnesses in emergency calls. …

Data Policy Press Release February 19, 2020 Allied For Startups welcomes the debate on the new Digital Strategy from the European Commission  

[Brussels, 19 February 2020] Allied for Startups welcomes that the European Commission is starting the debate on a comprehensive approach to digital policy with the release of a European digital strategy, a European strategy on data and an Artificial Intelligence (AI) Whitepaper.   Digital Strategy “After the Digital Single Market Strategy, the Digital Strategy provides …

Policy Startups February 17, 2020 Case in point: Why Startups and policy makers sit at the table

Startup entrepreneurs are multi-taskers, dividing their time be tween sales, management, HR, finance and many other priorities. Unless there is a specific pain point, regulatory questions often do not count to the imminent concerns of a startup entrepreneur. Added to that, 9/10 startups don’t make it to their 5th birthday, which makes building lasting relations …

Competition Policy February 13, 2020 Updating competition policy – Startups are the best competitors!

Competition policy is a cornerstone of the policy making globally toolbox and plays a prominent role in the European Union where the European Commission has exclusive competence to implement WTO rules. Its purpose is to ensure that businesses can compete on equal terms in the Single Market and that consumers benefit from low prices and …

Startups February 13, 2020 International Day of Women and Girls in Science: Diversity in entrepreneurship brings better ideas and businesses.

This week we are celebrating the amazing advancements women have brought to the field. At Allied for Startups we want to celebrate women entrepreneurs in particular those working in STEM: science, technology, engineering, maths, computing (think AI), health and all things-science!  Including women is good for everyone. According to the Kauffman Foundation, women led tech …

Policy Startups January 21, 2020 Dear policy makers, for every big tech CEO, listen to 10 startup entrepreneurs.

This week, senior representatives from big tech companies spoke out about regulation on Artificial Intelligence, digital taxation, online content moderation, and other pressing issues in the digital single market, as Brussels prepares to regulate and amend policy on these issues.   Some of these impact areas affect entrepreneurs in every possible way. How? Sometimes legislation does …

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