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Latest News Policy Startups September 23, 2022 Time to lead on global economic policy development

By Michael McGeary, Founding Board Member, Allied for Startups  As governments around the world emerge from facing down the economic and public health crises of the COVID-19 pandemic, they are turning towards forward-looking policy development, especially with regard to technology and its role in society. In the US, antitrust, competition and privacy are once again …

Innovation Latest News Startups September 21, 2022 The energy transition at the hands of startups

Rethinking the ways in which we produce and consume energy is more pressing than ever. In 2015, the Paris Agreement reached a global consensus around the necessity to adopt measures to achieve climate neutrality and mitigate climate change consequences. The same year, the UN adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development,  which included “affordable and …

Latest News July 28, 2022 We’re Hiring: Join the Allied for Startups Team

Allied for Startups has opened two new vacancies at its Brussels office! Director of EU Policy  Allied for Startups is seeking a full-time Director of EU Policy to join our international and dynamic team in Brussels! This high-profile opportunity reports directly to the CEO and requires a thoughtful, articulate, energetic self-starter. Take a closer look …

DSA 4 Startups Latest News Press Release July 7, 2022 PRESS RELEASE: EU leads the way with landmark platform rules

[Brussels, 7 July 2022, contact ines@alliedforstartups.org] We welcome landmark new horizontal legislation for the online economy, the Digital Services Act (DSA) and the Digital Markets Act (DMA), which were approved by the European Parliament on 5 July 2022. While different in scope and effect, both will play an important role in building a strong and …

Artificial Intelligence Latest News Policy June 28, 2022 Open Source: Invisible backbone of AI startups

AI rules should be proportionate and risk-based, especially for startups that are building and deploying AI that benefits EU consumers and businesses. Including general purpose AI in the AI Act risks throwing overboard the risk-based approach and casting blanket suspicion on AI startups, which are critical to a competitive AI landscape.  One of the hardest …

Latest News Startups June 9, 2022 Happy 8th birthday Allied for Startups!

On the 11th of June of 2014, Melissa Blaustein, our Founder and CEO, came together with 12 national startup associations and formed Allied for Startups. Today, we have over 45 national startup associations scattered across the globe, from Canada to Malaysia to Finland. The team has also grown significantly, from a two-man show to 7 …

Latest News Startups May 11, 2022 Announcing AFS EU Election Priorities Consultation

Allied for Startups is announcing an open consultation with startup associations to identify our Priorities for the 2024 EU elections. Although the election priorities consultation seems far away, for policy makers ‘election mode’ will start much earlier. Actually, in some countries some Parties are already setting up lists with candidates. There is a great opportunity …

Latest News April 28, 2022 Allied for Startups Board Discusses 5 Year Goals

The Allied for Startups team and the elected Board convened for a Retreat in Lisbon last week. We were thrilled to have (finally!) met the Board in person, after holding all of our meetings online. Here’s the highlights of what we discussed in Lisbon:  Background: Our Board consists of leaders from Startup Organisations (our Members). …

Data Latest News Policy February 15, 2022 Why enabling global data flows should become an EU policy priority (again)

An entrepreneur is never more than a good idea and a dataset away from the next unicorn. Sounds like a broken record? But what if that dataset is from another country or if your startup is using platforms from around the world. All actors in the EU policy space should be aware that startups are …

Latest News Press Release January 20, 2022 PRESS RELEASE: Digital Services Act vote: An opportunity for startups but a long road ahead

[Brussels, 20 January 2021, contact ines@alliedforstartups.org] Allied for Startups welcomes the adoption of the European Parliament’s Resolution on the Digital Services Act which makes a first step towards finding a balance between preventing the dissemination of illegal content and providing startups with the flexibility they need to innovate.  The Resolution maintains the key principles of …

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